Microgestin 1/20 Coupon - Microgestin 1/20 21 tablets package

Generic Loestrin 1/20

ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORETHINDRONE ACETATE 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. Compare estrogen / progestin combinations.
Microgestin 1/20 Coupon - Microgestin 1/20 21 tablets package

Microgestin 1/20 Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need a regular breast and pelvic exam and Pap smear while on this medicine.

Use an additional method of contraception during the first cycle that you take these tablets.

If you have any reason to think you are pregnant, stop taking this medicine right away and contact your doctor or health care professional.

If you are taking this medicine for hormone related problems, it may take several cycles of use to see improvement in your condition.

Smoking increases the risk of getting a blood clot or having a stroke while you are taking birth control pills, especially if you are more than 35 years old. You are strongly advised not to smoke.

This medicine can make your body retain fluid, making your fingers, hands, or ankles swell. Your blood pressure can go up. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you feel you are retaining fluid.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

If you wear contact lenses and notice visual changes, or if the lenses begin to feel uncomfortable, consult your eye care specialist.

In some women, tenderness, swelling, or minor bleeding of the gums may occur. Notify your dentist if this happens. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly may help limit this. See your dentist regularly and inform your dentist of the medicines you are taking.

If you are going to have elective surgery, you may need to stop taking this medicine before the surgery. Consult your health care professional for advice.

This medicine does not protect you against HIV infection (AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted diseases.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain

absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods


change in vision

changes in skin color

chest pain or discomfort


clay-colored stools



dark urine


dizziness or lightheadedness


fast heartbeat



hives or welts

itching skin

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

loss of appetite

medium to heavy, irregular vaginal bleeding between regular monthly periods, which may require the use of a pad or a tampon

nausea and vomiting

pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg

pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially in the calves of the legs

pounding in the ears


redness of the skin

severe headaches of sudden onset

slow or fast heartbeat

sudden loss of coordination or slurred speech

sudden onset of shortness of breath for no apparent reason

sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing


unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting of blood

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach cramps


blotchy spots on the exposed skin

breast enlargement or tenderness


feeling sad or empty


itching of the vagina or outside genitals

loss of interest or pleasure

pain during sexual intercourse

thick, white curd-like vaginal discharge without odor or with mild odor


trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

trouble wearing contact lenses

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

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

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