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Tarina 24 Fe Dosage

Generic name: NORETHINDRONE ACETATE 1mg, ETHINYL ESTRADIOL 20ug; FERROUS FUMARATE 75mg
Dosage form: kit

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Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 4, 2019.

How to Start Tarina 24 Fe

Tarina 24 Fe is available in a blister pack [see How Supplied/Storage and Handling (16)]. Tarina 24 Fe may be started using either a Day 1 start or a Sunday start (see Table 1). For the first cycle of a Sunday Start regimen, an additional method of contraception must be used until after the first 7 consecutive days of administration.

How to Take Tarina 24 Fe

Table 1: Instructions for Administration of Tarina 24 Fe
Starting COCs in women not currently using hormonal contraception (Day 1 Start or Sunday Start)

Important:
Consider the possibility of ovulation and conception prior to initiation of this product.


Tablet Color:
· Tarina 24 Fe active tablets are light yellow to yellow (Day 1 to Day 24).
· Tarina 24 Fe inactive tablets are brown (Day 25 to Day 28).
Day 1 Start:
· Take first light yellow to yellow active tablet without regard to meals on the first day of menses.
· Take subsequent active tablets once daily at the same time each day for a total of 24 days.
· Take one brown inactive tablet daily for 4 days and at the same time of day that active tablets were taken.
· Begin each subsequent pack on the same day of the week as the first cycle pack (i.e., on the day after taking the last inactive tablet).
Sunday Start:
For each 28-day course, take in the following order:
· Take the light yellow to yellow active tablet without regard to meals on the first Sunday after the onset of menses. Due to the potential risk of becoming pregnant, use additional non-hormonal contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) for the first 7 days of the patient’s first cycle pack of Tarina 24 Fe .
· Take subsequent active tablets once daily at the same time each day for a total of 24 days.
· Take one brown tablet (ferrous fumarate) daily for the following 4 days and at the same time of day that active tablets were taken. A scheduled period should occur during the 4 days that the brown tablets are taken.
· Begin each subsequent pack on the same day of the week as the first cycle pack (i.e., on the Sunday after taking the last inactive tablet) and additional non-hormonal contraceptive is not needed.
Switching to Tarina 24 Fe from another oral contraceptive
Start on the same day that a new pack of the previous oral contraceptive would have started.
Switching from another contraceptive method to Tarina 24 Fe
Start Tarina 24 Fe:
· Transdermal patch
· On the day when next application would have been scheduled.
· Vaginal ring
· On the day when next insertion would have been scheduled.
· Injection
· On the day when next injection would have been scheduled.
· Intrauterine contraceptive
· On the day of removal
· If the IUD is not removed on first day of the patient’s menstrual cycle, additional non-hormonal contraceptive (such as condoms and spermicide) is needed for the first seven days of the first cycle pack.
· Implant
· On the day of removal
Complete instructions on proper tablet usage are located in the FDA-approved patient labeling.


Starting Tarina 24 Fe after Abortion or Miscarriage

First-trimester


  • After a first-trimester abortion or miscarriage, Tarina 24 Fe may be started immediately. An additional method of contraception is not needed if Tarina 24 Fe is started immediately.

  • If Tarina 24 Fe is not started within 5 days after termination of the pregnancy, the patient must use additional non-hormonal contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) for the first 7 days of her first 28-day course of Tarina 24 Fe.

Second-trimester


  • Do not start until 4 weeks after a second-trimester abortion or miscarriage, due to the increased risk of thromboembolic disease. Start Tarina 24 Fe following the instructions in Table 1 for Sunday start. Use additional non-hormonal contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) for the first 7 days of the patient’s first 28-day course of Tarina 24 Fe [see Contraindications (4), Warnings and Precautions (5.1), and FDA-approved Patient Labeling].

Starting Tarina 24 Fe after Childbirth


  • Do not start until 4 weeks after delivery, due to the increased risk of thromboembolic disease. Start contraceptive therapy with Tarina 24 Fe following the instructions in Table 1 for women not currently using hormonal contraception.

Missed Tablets


Table 2: Instructions for Missed Tarina 24 Fe Tablets
  • If one active tablet is missed in Weeks 1, 2 or 3
Take the tablet as soon as possible. Take the next pill at the regular time, and continue taking one tablet a day until the pack is finished. Back-up contraception is not needed

  • If two consecutive active tablets are missed in Week 1 or Week 2
Take the two missed tablets as soon as possible and the next two active tablets the next day. Continue taking one tablet a day until the pack is finished. Additional non-hormonal contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) must be used as back-up if the patient has sex within 7 days after missing tablets.
  • If two consecutive active tablets are missed in Week 3 or Week 4 or three or more consecutive active tablets are missed at any time
Day 1 Start: Throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack that same day.
Sunday Start: Continue taking one tablet a day until Sunday, then throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack that same day. Additional non-hormonal contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) must be used as back-up if the patient has sex within 7 days after missing tablets.


Advice in Case of Gastrointestinal Disturbances

In case of severe vomiting or diarrhea, absorption may not be complete and additional contraceptive measures must be taken. If vomiting or diarrhea occurs within 3 to 4 hours after taking a light yellow to yellow tablet, handle this as a missed tablet [see FDA-Approved Patient Labeling].

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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