A prescription birth control pill, Wera is used primarily to prevent pregnancy. It is a generic version of Modicon. This contraceptive works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus. Side effects may include nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness. It is important to take each pill every day, at the same time each day.
What Is Wera?
Wera™ (norethindrone/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 form of Modicon®.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Wera [package insert]. Memphis, TN: Northstar Rx LLC;2012 September.
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 4, 2012.
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