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Necon

How Should It Be Stored?

Keep Necon tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day and in the correct order. Keep the package at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Keep Necon and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose of Necon?

Missing doses of Necon increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle (see Necon Dosage). If you are not sure what to do, refer to the patient information that comes with each pack, or consult your healthcare provider.

Strengths of Necon

Necon comes in several different strengths, including:
  • Necon 0.5/35 -- 0.5 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (in the first 21 tablets of each pack), followed by 7 inactive tablets that do not contain any hormones
  • Necon 1/35 -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (in the first 21 tablets of each pack), followed by 7 inactive tablets that do not contain any hormones
  • Necon 1/50 -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.05 mg (50 mcg) of mestranol per active tablet (in the first 21 tablets of each pack), followed by 7 inactive tablets that do not contain any hormones
  • Necon 10/11 -- Contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following different phases:
    • Day 1 to 10 -- 0.5 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 11 to 21 -- 1 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 22 to 28 -- No active ingredients
  • Necon 7/7/7 -- Contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following different phases:
    • Day 1 to 7 -- 0.5 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 8 to 14 -- 0.75 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 15 to 21 -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 22 to 28 -- No active ingredients.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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