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Natazia Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is dienogest and estradiol (Natazia)?
- What are the possible side effects of dienogest and estradiol (Natazia)?
- What is the most important information I should know about dienogest and estradiol (Natazia)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dienogest and estradiol (Natazia)?
- How should I take dienogest and estradiol (Natazia)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Natazia)?
- What happens if I overdose (Natazia)?
- What should I avoid while taking dienogest and estradiol (Natazia)?
- What other drugs will affect dienogest and estradiol (Natazia)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Natazia)?
Follow the patient instructions provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions. Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant.
If you miss one pill:
- During Days 1 through 17, take the missed pill as soon as you remember, then take your next pill at the usual time. Use back-up birth control for at least 9 days.
- During Days 18 through 24, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one the same day. Take the Day 1 pill from the new pack and then take one pill per day in the order directed on the pack. Use back-up birth control for at least 9 days.
- During Days 25 through 28, take the missed pill as soon as you remember, then take your next pill at the usual time. You do not need back-up birth control if you miss one pill during Days 25 through 28.
If you miss two pills:
- During Days 1 through 16, skip the missed pills and start with the pill that corresponds to the day you remember you missed your doses. Then take one pill per day in the order directed on the pack. Use your back up birth control for at least 9 days
- During Days 17 through 24, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one the same day. Take the Day 3 pill from the new pack and then take one pill per day in the order directed on the pack. Use your back up birth control for at least 9 days.
- During Days 25 through 28, throw out the rest of the pack. Start a new pack on the same day or on the day you would normally start a new pack. Take one pill per day in the order directed on the pack. No back up birth control is needed.
If you miss a period for two months in a row, call your doctor because you might be pregnant.
What happens if I overdose (Natazia)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.
What should I avoid while taking dienogest and estradiol (Natazia)?
Smoking can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack caused by dienogest and estradiol, especially if you are older than 35.
This medication will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases--including HIV and AIDS. Using a condom is the only way to protect yourself from these diseases.
What other drugs will affect dienogest and estradiol (Natazia)?
Some drugs can make dienogest and estradiol less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- bosentan (Tracleer);
- an antibiotic or tuberculosis medication;
- drugs to treat hepatitis C, HIV, or AIDS;
- phenobarbital (Solfoton) and other barbiturates;
- St. John's wort; or
- seizure medication.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- dantrolene (Dantrium);
- tizanidine (Zanaflex); or
- tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron, Lysteda).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with dienogest and estradiol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dienogest and estradiol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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