Briellyn, a type of "monophasic" birth control pill, is used to prevent pregnancy. It contains two hormones (an estrogen and a progestin) that work together to stop ovulation and change the cervical mucus and uterine lining. The medication is taken once a day, at the same time each day. Nausea, breast tenderness, and spotting are some of the common side effects of this drug.
Briellyn™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. It is a type of "monophasic" birth control pill, which means that there is only one strength of hormones in each pack, unlike biphasic or triphasic pills, which have different phases of pills that contain different strengths of hormones in each pack. Briellyn is a generic version of Ovcon® 35.
(Click What Is Briellyn Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?As with any medicine, Briellyn can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of birth control pills include but are not limited to:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Breast tenderness
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods.
(Click Briellyn Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)