A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Jencycla is used to prevent pregnancy. It is often referred to as the mini-pill because it does not contain any estrogen. Norethindrone (a form of progestin) is a hormone that prevents pregnancy.While the mini-pill is more effective than certain other methods of birth control (such as condoms, cervical cap, diaphragm), it is less effective than combination hormone (estrogen and progestin) birth control because it does not consistently prevent ovulation. It is usually used by women who cannot take estrogen. To reduce the risk of pregnancy, it is very important to take this medication exactly as prescribed.Using this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia).
Use Jencycla (norethindrone (contraceptive)) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. • Take tablet with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. • If you throw up or have diarrhea, Jencycla (norethindrone (contraceptive)) may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. Use an extra form of birth control, like condoms, until you check with your doctor. • Do not skip doses, even if you are spotting, bleeding, or feel sick to your stomach. • If you miss 2 periods in a row, take a pregnancy test before starting a new cycle. If a dose is missed, check the package insert or call the doctor to find out what to do. If using Jencycla (norethindrone (contraceptive)) to prevent pregnancy, another form of birth control may need to be used for some time to prevent pregnancy.
The active ingredient in Inlyta is norethindrone.
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: • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat. • Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes. • Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight. • Stomach pain. • Very bad dizziness or passing out. • Eyesight changes or loss, bulging eyes, or change in how contact lenses feel. • A lump in the breast, breast pain or soreness, or nipple discharge. • Vaginal itching or discharge. • Vaginal bleeding that is not normal. • Depression or other mood changes. • Swelling. • Call your doctor right away if you have signs of a blood clot like chest pain or pressure; coughing up blood; shortness of breath; swelling, warmth, numbness, change of color, or pain in a leg or arm; or trouble speaking or swallowing.
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: • Dizziness or headache. • Upset stomach or throwing up. • Cramps. • Bloating. • Tender breasts. • Trouble sleeping. • Pimples (acne). • Weight gain. • This medicine may cause dark patches of skin on your face. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun. • Period (menstrual) changes. These include spotting or bleeding between cycles. 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.