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As a type of birth control pill, Marlissa helps to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the cervical mucus and uterine lining. It is a generic version of Nordette. Each pack contains 28 pills; it is important to take one pill a day, at the same time each day. Possible side effects include acne, nausea, and breast tenderness.

What Is Marlissa?

Marlissa™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill approved for pregnancy prevention. It is a generic version of Nordette®.
(Click What Is Marlissa Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Marlissa may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Marlissa include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea (with or without vomiting)
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting (between periods)
  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  • Acne
  • Headaches.
(Click Marlissa Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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