Women who are interested in birth control pills
for contraception may consider Brevicon®
(norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol). As a combined oral contraceptive
, this medication contains two different types of hormones that work together to prevent pregnancy -- primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs).
Brevicon comes in the form of a tablet and is taken once a day, preferably at the same time each day, as missing doses can increase the risk of unintentional pregnancy. Although most women tolerate this birth control pill well, side effects are possible and can include nausea, headaches
, and breakthrough bleeding.
(Click Brevicon for more information, including what to do if you miss a dose of this birth control pill, situations when another form of contraception should be used instead, and important information for your healthcare provider.)