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DROSPIRENONE (dro SPY re nown) prevents ovulation and pregnancy. It belongs to a group of medications called contraceptives. This medication is a progestin hormone.
Take this medication by mouth. To reduce nausea, this medication may be taken with food. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medication at the same time each day and in the order directed on the package. Do not take your medication more often than directed.
A patient package insert for the product will be given with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Do not take this medication with any of the following:
This medication may also interact with the following:
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can and refer to the patient information sheet you received with your medication for direction. If you miss more than one pill, this medication may not be as effective, and you may need to use another form of contraception.
Visit your care team for regular checks on your progress. You will need a regular breast and pelvic exam and Pap smear while on this medication. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medication.
If you have any reason to think you are pregnant, stop taking this medication right away and contact your care team.
This medication does not protect you against HIV or any other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
If you are going to have elective surgery, you may need to stop taking this medication before the surgery. Consult your care team for advice.
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