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A combined oral contraceptive, Zenchent is a birth control pill that works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus, and altering the lining of the uterus. It comes in tablet form and is taken once a day. Possible side effects of the drug include headaches, breast tenderness, and spotting between periods.

What Is Zenchent?

Zenchent™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. It is a type of monophasic birth control pill, which means that there is only one strength of hormones in each pack, unlike biphasic or triphasic pills, which have different phases of pills that contain different strengths of hormones in each pack.
 
Zenchent is a generic version of the brand-name birth control pill Ovcon®.
 
(Click Zenchent Uses for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Zenchent can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common. Common side effects of birth control pills such as Zenchent include but are not limited to:
 
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods.
     
(Click Zenchent Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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