This medication is available in the form of tablet to take by mouth (orally), with or without food, and intrauterine system for 5 years.
How it works
It inhibits ovulation, prevents transport of sperm or eggs and thus prevents fertilization and alters the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation if fertilization occurs.
Common side effects
Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs. Avoid cigarette smoking. People older than 35 years of age andor smoking more than 15 cigarettes per day have more chance for heart disease. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. To protect from diseases caused by having sex, use a latex condom. - Oral: - This drug will not end a pregnancy. This drug is not for regular use to stop pregnancy. Uterine device: If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with your doctor. If you have heart valve problems, talk with your doctor. If you have high blood pressure, talk with your doctor.