WHY IS IT PRESCRIBED?
Female birth control (contraception)
for prevention of pregnancy.
BEFORE USING THIS MEDICINE:
Tell your doctor:
If you are PREGNANT; If you SMOKE.
Tell your doctor if you are having
any of the following conditions:
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; BREAST
CANCER; UNEXPLAINED VAGINAL BLEEDING;
HOW MEDICINE IS ADMINISTERED?
Use this medicine exactly as
directed on the label, unless
instructed differently by your
* This medicine may be taken with or
without food. Take at the same time
* DO NOT skip doses or discontinue
unless directed by your doctor.
* This medicine can be taken with or
without food, REGARDLESS of meal
times. If stomach upset occurs, take
WHAT TO DO IF YOU MISS A DOSE?
Take as soon as remembered, then
take next tablet at regular time; if
remembered the next day take two
HOW THIS MEDICINE SHOULD BE STORED?
Keep in original closed container in
a dark, cool, and dry place away
from children. Discard unneeded
* DO NOT take this medication if you
are pregnant or intend to become
* DO NOT smoke while taking this
* Cigarette smoking increases the
risk of cardiovascular side effects
(stroke, heart attack). The risk
increases with age and with heavy
* Inform your doctor if you have
LIVER DISEASE; monitoring liver
enzyme tests and/or dose adjustment
may be necessary.
* Report to your healthcare provider
if you have or develop cancer
Other Common Side Effects:
Menstrual irregularities; Vaginal
bleeding; Nausea; Dizziness; Breast
pain; Acne; Swelling of feet or
lower legs; Depression; Difficulty
falling asleep; Itching; Yellowing
of eyes or skin; Skin rash;
If symptoms are mild but do not go
away or are bothersome, check with
your doctor. IF ANY OF THE ABOVE
SIDE EFFECTS IS SEVERE, CALL YOUR
Call your doctor for medical advice
about side effects. You may report
side effects to FDA at