Kelnor Birth Control

Kelnor™ (ethynodiol diacetate/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive that contains two different types of hormones, which help to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus. The medication comes in a pack of 28 tablets, and the dosing guidelines are the same for all women. One tablet is taken daily, at the same time each day.
This type of birth control is not suitable for everyone, so let your healthcare provider know if you have any medical conditions (such as high blood pressure or a history of a heart attack) or any allergies before taking Kelnor. Common side effects of this birth control pill may include:
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Breast tenderness.
(To read the full eMedTV article on this form of birth control, click Kelnor. This resource tells you what you need to know about safety warnings, dosing, and what to do if you miss a dose.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD