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Ovcon 35

Generic name: Ethinyl Estradiol and Norethindrone TabletsETH-in-il-es-tra-DYE-ole-& nor-eth-IN-drone ]
Brand names: Loestrin 1/20, Ovcon 35
Drug classes: Contraceptives, Sex hormone combinations

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 17, 2023.


  • Smoking cigarettes while using Ovcon 35 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone tablets) raises the chance of very bad heart and blood-related side effects. This chance is raised with age (mainly in women older than 35 years of age). It is also raised with the number of cigarettes smoked. It is strongly advised not to smoke. Do not use Ovcon 35 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone tablets) if you smoke and are older than 35 years of age.

Uses of Ovcon 35:

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Ovcon 35?

For all patients taking Ovcon 35 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone tablets):


This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Ovcon 35 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone tablets).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Ovcon 35 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Ovcon 35?

How is this medicine (Ovcon 35) best taken?

Use Ovcon 35 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

What are some other side effects of Ovcon 35?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Ovcon 35?

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