prevents pregnancy. Many medications, including some antibiotics and supplements, can cause Necon 1/50 to not work. Ask your pharmacist or doctor before taking any other medications.
Necon 1/50 Overview
Necon 1/50 is a prescription birth control medication used to prevent pregnancy. Necon 1/50 contains two hormones, norethindrone and mestranol, which belong to a group of drugs called hormonal contraceptives. These hormones prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and by altering cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus to prevent sperm from entering.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once daily, with or without food.
Common side effects of Necon 1/50 include nausea, breast tenderness, and vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods.
Necon 1/50 contains the hormones: norethindrone and mestranol. The other Necon formulations (1/35, 0.5/35, 10/11, and 7/7/7) contain different hormones. Refer to the Necon page for more information.
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Necon 1/50 Drug Class
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