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How Does This Contraceptive Work?

Mono-Linyah primarily prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also prevents pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It alters the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. It also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 
Each pack of Mono-Linyah contains 21 days of active pills, which contain the hormones, followed by 7 days of inactive pills, which do not contain any hormones. The last week of inactive pills gives your body a break from the hormones, causing you to have a period.
 

Is It Safe for Children and Teens?

Mono-Linyah is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means that it is not approved for use in girls who have not had their first menstrual period.
 

What About Off-Label Mono-Linyah Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than contraception. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label uses for Mono-Linyah include treatment of the following conditions:
 
  • Acne
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
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