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Ortho-Novum Dosage

Several different strengths are available; however, Ortho-Novum dosing guidelines are the same for every woman. You must take one tablet every day, at the same time each day. As soon as you finish one pack, start a new one the next day. It's important to know what to do if you miss your Ortho-Novum dosage, as missing doses can significantly increase your risk of pregnancy.

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As always, do not adjust your Ortho-Novum® dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so. Although the drug is effective when taken as directed, not taking it correctly can significantly increase the risk of pregnancy.
 

Strengths of Ortho-Novum

Ortho-Novum comes in several different strengths, including:
 
  • Ortho-Novum 1/35 -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (in the first 21 tablets of each pack), followed by 7 inactive tablets that do not contain any hormones
     
  • Ortho-Novum 1/50 -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.05 mg (50 mcg) of mestranol per active tablet (in the first 21 tablets of each pack), followed by 7 inactive tablets that do not contain any hormones
     
  • Ortho-Novum 10/11 -- Contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following different phases:
 
    • Day 1 to 10 -- 0.5 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 11 to 21 -- 1 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 22 to 28 -- No active ingredients
 
  • Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 -- Contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following different phases:
 
    • Day 1 to 7 -- 0.5 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 8 to 14 -- 0.75 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 15 to 21 -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 22 to 28 -- No active ingredients.
 
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