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A prescription birth control pill, Wera is used primarily to prevent pregnancy. It is a generic version of Modicon. This contraceptive works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus. Side effects may include nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness. It is important to take each pill every day, at the same time each day.

What Is Wera?

Wera™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive. It is approved for the prevention of pregnancy and is one of the many versions of "the pill." It is a generic form of Modicon®.
(Click What Is Wera Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Wera 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 Wera include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods.
(Click Wera Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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