The Brevinor contraceptive pill contains two hormones - a progestogen hormone called norethisterone and an oestrogen hormone called ethinylestradiol. These two hormones act together and prevent pregnancy from occurring. Brevinor is part of a group of medicines called combined oral contraceptives, and it's also known as “The Pill”.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed. Brevinor can be taken with or without food.
Starting your first blister strip:
Starting the next blister strip:
Consult your patient information leaflet if:
The active substances are norethisterone and ethinylestradiol.
Each Brevinor tablet contains 500 micrograms of norethisterone and 35 micrograms of ethinylestradiol.
The other ingredients are maize starch, polyvidone, magnesium stearate, lactose (see section 2 - Brevinor contains lactose) and colouring E132.
Do not take Brevinor contraceptive pill:
- pruritus (itching of the whole body)
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), for which your doctor could not find the cause
- pemphigoid gestationis (a rash previously known as herpes gestationis typically with blistering of the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet).
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Brevinor for women if you have any of the following conditions. This will help them decide if Brevinor is suitable for you:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines. This includes the following medicines, as the effect of Brevinor may be altered when they are taken at the same time:
Brevinor contraceptive pill contains lactose which is a type of sugar. If you suffer from diabetes or you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
Consult the patient information leaflet for more information and details on possible risks and side effects.
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