Prescribing Information Important Safety Information

INDICATION AND USAGE for MINASTRIN® 24 Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol chewable tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets)
MINASTRIN® 24 Fe is a prescription birth control pill used for the prevention of pregnancy. Please read additional safety information below.

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Actavis Pharma has an important update regarding the birth control pill LOESTRIN® 24 Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, USP and ferrous fumarate tablets). LOESTRIN® 24 Fe is no longer being manufactured. MINASTRIN® 24 Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol chewable tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets), is available at your pharmacy. MINASTRIN® 24 Fe is bioequivalent to LOESTRIN® 24 Fe. The safety and efficacy attributed to MINASTRIN® 24 Fe are based on a clinical study that was conducted with patients using LOESTRIN® 24 Fe.

WARNING TO WOMEN WHO SMOKEDo not use MINASTRIN® 24 Fe if you smoke cigarettes and are over 35 years old. Smoking increases your risk of serious cardiovascular side effects (heart and blood vessel problems) from birth control pills, including death from heart attack, blood clots or stroke. This risk increases with age and the number of cigarettes you smoke.

MINASTRIN 24 Fe Information and Usage
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References: 1. Minastrin® 24 Fe prescribing information. Rockaway, NJ: Warner Chilcott (US), LLC; 2013. 2. Loestrin® 24 Fe prescribing information. Rockaway, NJ: Warner Chilcott (US), LLC; 2009. 3. Data on file. Rockaway, NJ: Warner Chilcott (US), LLC.

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INDICATION AND USAGE for MINASTRIN® 24 Fe

MINASTRIN® 24 Fe is a prescription birth control pill used for the prevention of pregnancy.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING TO WOMEN WHO SMOKEDo not use MINASTRIN® 24 Fe if you smoke cigarettes and are over 35 years old. Smoking increases your risk of serious cardiovascular side effects (heart and blood vessel problems) from birth control pills, including death from heart attack, blood clots or stroke. This risk increases with age and the number of cigarettes you smoke.

You should not use birth control pills if you have or have had blood clots; a history of heart attack or stroke; certain heart valve problems or heart rhythm abnormalities that can cause blood clots to form in the heart; inherited blood clotting disorders; high blood pressure that medicine can't control; diabetes with kidney, eye, nerve, or blood vessel damage; certain kinds of severe migraine headaches with aura, numbness, weakness or changes in vision, or have any migraine headache if you are over age 35; breast cancer or any cancer that is sensitive to female hormones; liver disease or liver tumors; unexplained bleeding from the vagina; jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) caused by pregnancy; or if you are or may be pregnant.

Birth control pills increase the risk of serious blood clots, especially in women who have other risk factors, such as smoking, obesity, or if they are over 35 years of age. It is possible to die from a problem caused by a blood clot, such as a heart attack or a stroke. In a clinical study, the most common side effects reported by women were headache, vaginal infections, nausea, painful menstruation, breast tenderness, abnormal Pap smear, acne, mood swings, and weight gain.

Birth control pills do not protect you against any sexually transmitted disease, including HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

For additional safety information, please see FDA-Approved Patient Labeling.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.