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What If I Take an Overdose of Microgestin?

Women who take too much Microgestin may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Other menstrual irregularities.
(Click Loestrin Overdose for more information.)

How Should It Be Stored?

Keep Microgestin tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day. Keep the package at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Keep Microgestin and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose of Microgestin?

Missing doses of Microgestin increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle (see Microgestin Dosing). Refer to the patient information that comes with each pack of Microgestin, or consult your healthcare provider if you are not sure what to do.

Who Makes It?

Microgestin is made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (see Generic Loestrin for more information).

Strengths of Microgestin

Microgestin comes in two different strengths:
  • Microgestin 1/20 -- Contains 21 tablets in each pack, with 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.02 mg (20 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
  • Microgestin 1.5/30 -- Contains 21 tablets in each pack, with 1.4 mg of norethindrone and 0.03 mg (30 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet.
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