Philith is a type of birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. It is a generic medication equivalent to Ovcon 35. As a monophasic birth control pill, Philith contains only one strength of hormones in each pack. This prescription contraceptive works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus. Possible side effects include acne, nausea, and headaches.
What Is Philith?Philith™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive, commonly known as a 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. This product is unlike the newer biphasic or triphasic pills, which have different phases of pills that contain different strengths of hormones in each pack. Philith is a generic version of Ovcon® 35.
(Click What Is Philith Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, Philith 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 Philith include but are not limited to:
- Breast tenderness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods.
(Click Philith Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)