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What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with this contraceptive is unlikely to be dangerous. Nonetheless, it is always a good idea to call your healthcare provider or a poison control helpline anytime a possible overdose of any medication has occurred.
 
(Click Quartette Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should This Product Be Stored?

Keep the tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day. Keep the package at room temperature away from moisture or heat.
 
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What If I Miss a Dose?

Missing doses increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle (see Quartette Dosage). If you are not sure what to do, refer to the patient information that comes with each pack, or consult your healthcare provider.
 
Severe vomiting or diarrhea can lower the absorption of Quartette. If you have vomiting or diarrhea within three or four hours after taking a pill, you should consider this to be a "missed" pill.
 

Available Strengths

Quartette comes in a package with 91 tablets, which include the following strengths:
 
  • First 42 tablets -- 0.15 mg levonorgestrel and 0.02 mg ethinyl estradiol per tablet
  • Next 21 tablets -- 0.15 mg levonorgestrel and 0.025 mg ethinyl estradiol per tablet
  • Next 21 tablets -- 0.015 mg levonorgestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol per tablet
  • Last 7 tablets -- no levonorgestrel and 0.01 mg ethinyl estradiol per tablet.
 
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