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Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using PreventaCare F (Levonorgestrel + Ethinylestradiol and Ferrous Fumarate) tablets.
Indications and Usage
As a new user or starting the oral contraceptives again after a break:
It is best to take your first PreventaCare F pill on the first day of your next period. This way, contraceptive protection will begin with the use of your first pill.
Changing to PreventaCare F from other oral contraceptive pill:
- If currently taking a 21-day pill: Start PreventaCare F the next day after the end of your previous strip. You will have contraceptive protection with your first pill. Menstruation will not begin until after your first strip of PreventaCare F.
- If currently taking a 28-day pill: Start taking PReventaCare F the day after your last active pill. You will have contraceptive protection with your first pill.
- If currently taking a progestogen-only pill: Start PreventaCare F on the first day of your menstruation, even if you have already taken the progestogen-only pill for that day. You will have contraceptive protection with your first pill.
To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, PreventaCare F must be taken exactly as directed and at intervals not exceeding 24 hours.
Do not take PreventaCare F if:
- You have a history of heart attack or stroke;
- You have a history of blood clots in the legs (thrombophlebitis), lungs (pulmonary embolism), or eyes;
- You have a history of blood clots in the deep veins of your legs;
- You have chest pain (angina pectoris);
- You have breast cancer of cancer of the lining of the uterus, cervix, vagina, liver cancer, or certain hormonally-sensitive cancers;
- You have unexplained vaginal bleeding;
- You have diabetes;
- You have known or suspected pregnancy.
Administration and Dosage
Birth control pills should not be taken during pregnancy. However, birth control pills taken by accident during pregnancy are not known to cause birth defects. If you think you might be pregnant, do a pregnancy test to confirm that you are, before stopping taking PreventaCare F.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. Take one white tablet daily for 21 consecutive days orally, followed by one brown tablet daily for 7 consecutive days, according to the prescribed schedule. It is recommended that tablets be taken at the same time each day. Withdrawal bleeding should usually occur within three days following discontinuation of white tablets and may not have finished before the next pack is started.
A new pack of 28 tablets should be started on the same day the first pack was started, following the same schedule. If any cycle the tablets are started later than the proper day, a non-hormonal back-up contraceptive is recommended until the white tablet has been taken daily for 7 consecutive days.
When one white tablet dosage is missed, take one as soon as you remember and continue the next pill according to the prescribed schedule. When two or more white tablets are missed, a non-hormonal method of contraception should be taken until the white tablets have been taken for seven consecutive days. If one or more brown tablets are missed, contraceptive protection still applies provided the white tablets are taken again on the proper day.
Possible interactions with PreventaCare F tablets include: barbiturates, bosentan, carbamazepine, felbamate, griseofulvin, oxcarbazepine,phenytoin, rifampin, Sth. John’s wort and topiramate. Levonorgestrel + Ethinylestradiol and Ferrous Fumarate tablets should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with PreventaCare F tablets.