Leena Birth Control Pills

Women who are interested in oral contraceptives (more commonly called birth control pills) may consider using Leena® (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol). This product is taken once a day, preferably at the same time each day, and works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus.
Most women have no problems with Leena or other birth control pills; however, side effects are possible and may include headaches, nausea, and breakthrough bleeding. If you experience anything that "just does not seem right," contact your healthcare provider.
(Click Leena to learn more, including what to do if you forget to take this birth control pill, important safety concerns to keep in mind, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD