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Ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel (By mouth)

Ethinyl Estradiol (ETH-i-nil es-tra-DYE-ol), Norgestrel (nor-JES-trel)

Prevents pregnancy.

Brand Name(s):

Cryselle, Elinest, Lo/Ovral-28, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ogestrel-28

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ethinyl estradiol or norgestrel, or if you are pregnant. Do not use this medicine if you have liver disease or liver cancer, breast cancer, cancer of the uterus, a blood vessel disorder, heart disease, high blood pressure that is not controlled, or a history of blood clots, heart attacks, or strokes. Do not use this medicine if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, or certain types of headaches. Do not use this medicine if you have ever had jaundice (yellow eyes or skin) caused by pregnancy or birth control pills, or if you are having a surgery that requires bedrest for a long time.

How to Use This Medicine:


If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

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

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

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

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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