Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Birth Control Pills

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What is Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Birth Control Pills?

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more. Read More

How to Use Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol

Norgestimate-Ethinnyl Estradiol it’s super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Norgestimate Ethinyl Estradiol before bedtime or just after their evening meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of white active pills, you’ll switch to seven peach-colored ones. These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to get you in the habit of taking your pill every day. Pandia Health’s expert doctors recommend starting on days 3 to 5 of your period because you will most likely have less spotting on your 1st pack.

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Dosage

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol blends progesterone (Norgestimate [0.18/0.215/0.25mg]) and estrogen
(Ethinyl Estradiol [0.035mg]).

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Benefits

Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.

You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Just skip the last week of pills and go straight into the next pack. See our CEO/Founder’s talk here.

Reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS])

Improves acne.

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Birth Control Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels.

Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common. The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.

These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Norgestimate Ethinyl Estradiol is as effective as any other birth control pill. Because of the fewer days on placebo (4 vs 7), it has a lower risk of breakthrough ovulation. Birth control pills are 99.7% effective if PERFECTLY used (in a research study) and 93% effective in “regular use” (when real people use it and mess up every now and then).


Norgestimate is a type of progesterone hormone used in combination with another estrogen hormone for birth control medication and menopausal hormone therapy.


Norgestimate, when combined with estrogen hormone, prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg.


They are both progesterone hormones. The main difference is that Levonorgestrel has slightly more androgenic (male hormone properties) than Norgestimate.


A few women may experience weight gain when taking Norgestimate Ethinyl Estradiol and other birth control pills. While there’s a chance that shifts in mood can cause overeating, it’s often water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.

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