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Taking Mono-Linyah once a day can help prevent pregnancy. This prescription birth control pill works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the uterine lining. It is a generic version of Ortho-Cyclen. Each pack contains 28 pills, and one pill should be taken once a day at the same time each day. Possible side effects include headaches, nausea, and breast tenderness.

What Is Mono-Linyah?

Mono-Linyah™ (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. It is a generic version of Ortho-Cyclen®.
(Click What Is Mono-Linyah Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Mono-Linyah 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 seen with Mono-Linyah include but are not limited to:
  • Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding or spotting between periods)
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Nausea (with or without vomiting)
  • Headaches.
(Click Mono-Linyah Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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