This medication is a hormone. Typically, it is used to prevent pregnancy. It requires several days to take effect.
To ensure effectiveness, this medication must be taken at the same time each day. It may be taken with or without food.
Always start a new pack at the set date. If you forget a pill, take it as soon as you remember and then continue to take one pill every day as usual.
If you are more than 3 hours late in taking your pill, contact your pharmacist.
This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Take it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.
A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:
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