Gildagia is a prescription medication used to prevent pregnancy. This generic version of Ovcon 35 works by stopping ovulation and altering the lining of the uterus and cervical mucus. Each pack contains 28 pills. It is important to take this birth control pill at the same time every day. Possible side effects include nausea, breast tenderness, and headaches.


What Is Gildagia?

Gildagia™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. It is a type of "monophasic" birth control pill (an older type of birth control pill), which means there is only one strength of hormones in each pack. Gildagia is a generic version of Ovcon® 35, a medication that was approved in 1976.
(Click What Is Gildagia Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Gildagia can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Gildagia include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting (between periods).
(Click Gildagia Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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