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What Is MonoNessa Used For?

How Does MonoNessa Work?

MonoNessa is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it is a birth control pill that contains two different types of hormones. It contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norgestimate). Most importantly, the hormones in MonoNessa prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, less important ways. MonoNessa changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. Lastly, MonoNessa alters the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 

MonoNessa Use in Children and Teens

MonoNessa is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means that it is not approved for use in girls who have not had their first menstrual period yet.
 

Off-Label MonoNessa Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend MonoNessa for something other than contraception. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label MonoNessa uses include the treatment of the following conditions:
 
  • Acne
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
     
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