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Ovcon Birth Control Pills

There are both multiphasic and monophasic birth control pills. Ovcon® (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is classified as monophasic, which means that it only contains one strength of hormones in each pack. One tablet is taken each day, preferably at the same time each day. This will help ensure the medication's effectiveness, as missing pills increases the risk of pregnancy. 
Most women have no problems with Ovcon birth control pills; however, side effects are possible. Commonly reported ones include nausea, breast tenderness, and headaches. Tell your healthcare provider if you are a smoker or have high blood pressure, as these things can increase your risk for complications.
 
(Click Ovcon to learn more about these birth control pills, including how they work, what to do if you miss a dose, and what else to discuss with your healthcare provider.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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