Modicon is an oral contraceptive containing a combination of progestin and estrogen. This type of medication is used in the prevention of pregnancy. It works by preventing ovulation each month. If the woman does not ovulate, conception cannot occur.
In order for Modicon to be successful in preventing pregnancy, it must be taken once a day at approximately the same time everyday. If more than 24 hours passes between two pills, the odds of pregnancy increase. For this reason, Modicon also thickens the lining of the uterus in order to make it difficult for sperm to reach the eggs, should ovulation occur.
Common side effects associated with Modicon include nausea, vomiting, irregular menstrual periods, breast pain, constipation and weight change. If you begin experiencing more severe side effects, contact your doctor or other medical professional immediately.
Occasionally, Modicon will be prescribed to treat menopausal symptoms, regulate the patients menstrual cycle or to treat acne in females over 15 years of age. It may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as directed by your doctor.