Available by prescription only, PhilithTM (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a type of birth control pill that is approved to prevent pregnancy. It works by stopping ovulation, changing the lining of the uterus, and altering the cervical mucus. Philith is a generic version of Ovcon® 35.
This contraceptive comes in a pack containing 28 pills, including 21 active pills and 7 inactive pills that do not contain any active ingredients. Take each pill by mouth once a day, at the same time each day. It's important to take Philith consistently, as missing doses can increase your risk of pregnancy. Side effects may include nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness.
Before starting Philith, the safety information for this birth control pill should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. This contraceptive is not suitable for everyone, so tell your healthcare provider about all of your current medications and any medical conditions you have, such as heart disease, depression, or migraines.
(For more information on this birth control pill, click Philith. This article offers a complete overview of the contraceptive, with details on how it works, what to expect while taking it, and more.)
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