Femhrt 1/5 Oral Tablet 0.5-2.5Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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femhrt 1/5: Oral tablet (0.5-2.5mcg)

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Femhrt Low Dose 0.5/2.5 Tab
Actavis- US Brands formerly Warner Chilcott PLC
Pill Identification: LOGO,WC  |  145

What is this Medicine?

ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORETHINDRONE ACETATE (ETh in il es tra DYE ole; nor eth IN drone AS e tate) is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus. This product helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis (weak bones).

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for femhrt 1/5: Oral tablet(0.5-2.5mcg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Femhrt Low Dose 0.5/2.5 Tablet

NDC: 004300145
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Menopause, Hot Flashes, Osteoporosis Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Femhrt Low Dose 0.5/2.5 Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_9105.JPG
Actavis- US Brands formerly Warner Chilcott PLC
Pill Identification: LOGO,WC  |  145
Shape: oval
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Femhrt Low Dose 0.5/2.5 Tablet

Blood Clot In Lung Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Bleeding In The Brain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Optic Disc Swelling Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Porphyria Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Brain Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Double Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid From Breast Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
<90.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Blood Clot Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood Clot Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Galactorrhea Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood Clot In Eye Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Discharge Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irritability Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increase In Breast Size Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Sexual Desire Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Discharge Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Irritation Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pelvic Pain Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Emotional Lability Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.0-9.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Breast Pain Incidence:
2.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Acne Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
2.0-5.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yeast Infection Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
2.9-5.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
4.7-5.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Periods Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heavy Menstrual Period Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
7.8-8.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
12.7-15.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Breakthrough Bleeding Incidence:
83.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Femhrt Low Dose 0.5/2.5 Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Femhrt Low Dose 0.5/2.5 Tablet(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Tobacco and Estrogens in Hormonal Contraceptives(Ethinyl Estradiol)
You are strongly advised not to smoke while taking this medication. Tobacco smoking can increase the risk of a blood clot, stroke, heart attack or other serious problem while taking this medication. This is especially true if you are a female over 35 years of age or if you smoke > 15 cigarettes per day. While taking this medication, you should report any of the following "ACHES" to your prescriber immediately: Abdominal pain, Chest pain, severe or frequent Headaches or migraines; Eye pain or Severe leg pain in the calves or the thighs.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Femhrt Low Dose 0.5/2.5 Tablet(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Marijuana and Ethinyl Estradiol(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Ethinyl Estradiol can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may worsen if you take Ethinyl Estradiol. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Femhrt Low Dose 0.5/2.5 Tablet(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Grapefruit juice and Estrogens(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the side effects of estrogen in some females, such as nausea, breast tenderness, headache or fluid retention. There may be no interaction. Do not significantly change your grapefruit intake while taking estrogens for hormone replacement therapy or as part of hormonal birth control products. Report any unusual side effects, like unusual non-menstrual vaginal bleeding, promptly for evaluation.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Femhrt Low Dose 0.5/2.5 Tablet(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Ethinyl Estradiol(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Side effects from Caffeine may get worse if you take Ethinyl Estradiol (an estrogen hormone commonly found in birth control pills). Too much Caffeine can cause effects like nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness. Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together without problems.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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