PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet)


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I am wondering when to start taking my birth control pills Jolivette (NOR-QD).  I did not receive any directions from the pharmacy.  Thanks
by LeAnn Johnson in Medicine Lake, MT, 12/07/2007

my period


I WANT TO NO IF NOT HAVING MY PERIOD IS GOOD FOR MY BODY I AM ONLY 21 AND I WANT TO HAVE KIDS? IS NOT HAVING MY PERIOD HEALTHY?SHOULD I GO ON TO A DIFFERENT ONE? BEING ON ERRIN DOES THAT HELP MY ACNE OR MAKE IT WORSE?  DOES THIS PILL CAUSE OR MAK...
by Erin in VERMONT,USA, 03/14/2008

PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet)

PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (By mouth)

PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Nor-QD, Camila, Errin, Nora-BE, Plan B, Ortho Micronor, Jolivette, Ovrette

PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Progestin oral contraceptives are birth control pills. They contain either norgestrel or norethindrone (female hormones).

When To Not Use PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to a progestin oral contraceptive, or to other progestin drugs, such as progesterone, megestrol, or medroxyprogesterone. You should not use if you are pregnant. You should not use if you have had liver disease, blood clots, cancer, or abnormal vaginal bleeding. Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to tartrazine.

How Should You Use PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet)

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  • You may take the pills with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day, even during your menstrual period.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss taking one tablet, you could become pregnant.
  • If you have missed one day's dose, you should stop taking the oral contraceptive AND USE ANOTHER METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your next menstrual period begins, or until your doctor has determined that you are not pregnant.
  • If you have any questions about this, call your doctor.

Proper PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking bromocriptine (Parlodel®).

PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Usa a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of using this medicine to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depression.
  • If you smoke while taking birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in taking this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
  • You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
  • It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before trying to get pregnant.

PROGESTIN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Pain in leg (calf), chest or groin
  • Severe headache, sudden vision changes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Breast lumps
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Nausea, stomach cramps
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Discharge from nipple

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Mawar, Mawar - 01/14/2014

1/2Cuties, This is one of the reasons I opted not to use an IUD. They're aclatuly pretty easy to knock out of place and you'll never know until it's too late. Then the difficult part in not so much dealing with the pregnancy, but getting that thing out of you without hurting the baby. They really need to warn more women about that.@Jen E., The mini-pill is something I'm considering after my first is born. And this is exactly why I always schedule my pill for sometime mid-day. Cause waking up late or going to bed early could mean being unprotected. It's harder to miss a 5pm pill time and a million times easier to deal with if you're flipping time zones.I wonder, if the number of unwanted/unplanned pregnancies is really this high why aren't there classes dedicated solely to educating women about their choices? Whether it's something free from Planned Parenthood or even something offered by your local community college. And you would think that contraception companies would be thrilled to pay for them. After all a pregnant woman is a woman not spending money on their product. And a woman who gets pregnant on the pill is unlikely to go back to that method not realizing it was likely just user error. So they're loosing clients that way as well. If there was a class that discussed nothing but contraception and how to use it correctly, explained in simple english I'm willing to bet women would drop everything to attend. Of course there would be the obligatory nut jobs who would picket it, but I think it would be worth it.