ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (generic name)

The products combine two types of female hormones, an estrogen and a progestin
(ETH in il es tra DYE ole; nor eth IN drone)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breast tissue changes or discharge
  • changes in vaginal bleeding during your period or between your periods
  • chest pain
  • coughing up blood
  • dizziness or fainting spells
  • headaches or migraines
  • leg, arm or groin pain
  • problems with balance, talking, walking
  • severe or sudden headaches
  • severe stomach pain
  • sudden shortness of breath
  • symptoms of vaginal infection like itching, irritation or unusual discharge
  • tenderness in the upper abdomen
  • vomiting
  • weakness or numbness in the arms or legs, especially on one side of the body
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • breakthrough bleeding and spotting that continues beyond the 3 initial cycles of pills
  • breast tenderness
  • mood changes, anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, or emotional outbursts
  • increased sensitivity to sun or ultraviolet light
  • nausea
  • skin rash, acne, or brown spots on the skin
  • slight weight gain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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