Drug Information for WATSON PHARMARevised: June 2005IN-5260/SPHYSICIAN LABELING Brevicon (Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.5 mg/0.035 mg) Norinyl 1+35 (Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 1 mg/0.035 mg) Norinyl 1+50 (Norethindrone and Mestranol Tablets USP, 1 mg/0.05 mg) Rx Only (Watson Pharma, Inc.): DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

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  • To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, oral contraceptives must be taken exactly as directed and at intervals not exceeding 24 hours.

    28-Day Schedule: For a DAY 1 START, count the first day of menstrual flow as Day 1 and the first tablet (white or yellow-green or blue) is then taken on Day 1. For a SUNDAY START when menstrual flow begins on or before Sunday, the first tablet (white or yellow-green or blue) is taken on that day. With either a Day 1 START or SUNDAY START, 1 tablet (white or yellow-green or blue) is taken each day at the same time for 21 days. Then the orange tablets are taken for 7 days, whether bleeding has stopped or not. After all 28 tablets have been taken, whether bleeding has stopped or not, the same dosage schedule is repeated beginning on the following day.

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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