As a type of prescription birth control pill, Elinest is used mainly to prevent pregnancy. This generic version of Lo/Ovral works by stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus, and altering the lining of the uterus. Side effects may include acne, headaches, and nausea. This contraceptive comes as a tablet that must be taken once a day, every day, at the same time each day.
What Is Elinest?
Elinest™ (norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive. It is approved for the prevention of pregnancy and is one of the many versions of "the pill." It is a generic version of Lo/Ovral®.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed April 9, 2012.
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