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VOLNEA Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is VOLNEA?

What is VOLNEA?

VOLNEA is the brand name for desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is VOLNEA available in?

What dosages is VOLNEA available in?

VOLNEA is available as an oral tablet that contains desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol in a strength of 0.15 mg/0.02 mg/0.01 mg.

What is VOLNEA used for?

What is VOLNEA used for?

VOLNEA is a combined contraceptive that is used to prevent pregnancy.

How does VOLNEA work?

How does VOLNEA work?

VOLNEA is a combined contraceptive that contains two hormones: ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen) and desogestrel (a progestin). Both hormones work together to prevent pregnancy by suppressing ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary), changing cervical mucus to block sperm movement, and aking it difficult for the fertilized egg to implant by changing the lining in the uterus.

How do I take VOLNEA?

How do I take VOLNEA?

VOLNEA comes in a 28-day pack. There are 26 active tablets and they contain different dosages of desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. The typical dose is 1 tablet by mouth at the same time every day. Tablets must be taken in the exact order of the blister pack.

Is it safe for me to take VOLNEA?

Is it safe for me to take VOLNEA?

VOLNEA is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have any of the following:

  • Thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
  • A past history of deep vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
  • Cerebral vascular or coronary artery disease
  • Known or suspected carcinoma of the breast
  • Carcinoma of the endometrium or other known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia
  • Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
  • Cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy or jaundice with prior pill use
  • Hepatic adenomas or carcinomas
  • Known or suspected pregnancy
VOLNEA Common Side Effects

VOLNEA Common Side Effects

Common side effects of VOLNEA:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Bloating
  • Spotting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Weight changes (up or down)
  • Headache
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Depression
VOLNEA Serious Side Effects

VOLNEA Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with VOLNEA. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Heart attack: chest pain, stomach discomfort, sweating, nausea, dizziness
  • Stroke: sudden numbness or weakness in the arm, leg, or face, confusion, trouble seeing, headache, difficulty walking
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg): leg cramp, swelling, pain, muscle tightness
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung): cough, chest pain, trouble breathing, racing heart
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VOLNEA

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VOLNEA

The following medications may interact with VOLNEA:

  • Reduced efficacy and increased incidence of breakthrough bleeding and menstrual irregularities have been associated with concomitant use of rifampin. A similar association, though less marked, has been suggested with barbiturates, phenylbutazone, phenytoin sodium, carbamazepine and possibly with griseofulvin, ampicillin, and tetracyclines
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives have been shown to significantly decrease plasma concentrations of lamotrigine. This may reduce seizure control; therefore, dosage adjustments of lamotrigine may be necessary.
  • Consult the labeling of the concurrently-used drug to obtain further information about interactions with hormonal contraceptives or the potential for enzyme alterations
Who makes VOLNEA?

Who makes VOLNEA?

Iromed

Is VOLNEA safe in pregnancy?

Is VOLNEA safe in pregnancy?

VOLNEA is contraindicated during pregnancy as it may cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women.

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