Amethyst Birth Control Information
AmethystTM (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive, also known as a birth control pill. It is taken by mouth once a day, with or without food. Amethyst is different from many other birth control pills in that it does not contain any inactive tablets. However, even though you will not have a regular monthly period while taking it, you will likely have some bleeding and spotting from time to time.
Before taking Amethyst, make sure to go over the safety information for this birth control pill with your healthcare provider. Tell him or her about any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have any medical conditions, such as liver disease, high cholesterol, or unexplained vaginal bleeding.
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