May be taken with or without food.
Discontinue use if thromboembolic complications develops. Hypertriglyceridemia, pancreatitis; benign or malignant liver tumours; history of chloasma gravidum & depression. Epilepsy, migraine, asthma, cardiac dysfunction. Exclude papilloedema or retinal lesions before continuing medication. Examine carbohydrate metabolism parameters in diabetic patients prior & regularly during treatment. Minimize sun or UV radiation exposure. Galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. Renal dysfunction.
Accelerated metabolism w/ enzyme inducers.
Belongs to the class of estren derivative progestogens used in progestogenic hormone preparations.