Ethinyl Estradiol; Norethindrone; Ferrous fumarate chewable tablets
What is this medicine?
ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORETHINDRONE; FERROUS FUMARATE (ETH in il es tra DYE ole; nor eth IN drone; FER us FUE ma rate) is an oral contraceptive. The products combine two types of female hormones, an estrogen and a progestin. They are used to prevent ovulation and pregnancy.
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth. Take tablet whole or chew it completely before swallowing. If you chew this medicine, drink a full glass of water after. Follow the directions on the prescription label. To reduce nausea, this medicine may be taken with food. Take this medicine at the same time each day and in the order directed on the package. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
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
changes in vision
coughing up blood
feeling faint or lightheaded
headaches or migraines
leg, arm or groin pain
loss of balance or coordination
severe or sudden headaches
severe stomach pain
sudden shortness of breath
sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
symptoms of vaginal infection like itching, irritation or unusual discharge
tenderness in the upper abdomen
trouble speaking or understanding
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):
mood changes, anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, or emotional outbursts
increased sensitivity to sun or ultraviolet light
skin acne, or brown spots on the skin
weight gain (slight)
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with the following medication:
dasabuvir; ombitasvir; paritaprevir; ritonavir
ombitasvir; paritaprevir; ritonavir
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
barbiturate medicines, such as phenobarbital
medicines for anxiety or sleeping problems, such as diazepam or temazepam
medicines for diabetes, including pioglitazone
ritonavir or other medicines for HIV infection or AIDS
soy isoflavones supplements
St. John's wort
tamoxifen or raloxifene
What if I miss a dose?
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
abnormal vaginal bleeding
blood vessel disease
breast, cervical, endometrial, ovarian, liver, or uterine cancer
heart disease or recent heart attack
high blood pressure
history of blood clots
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need a regular breast and pelvic exams and Pap smears while on this medicine.
Use an additional method of contraception during the first cycle that you take this medicine.
July 17, 2018