Lynoral is used for preventing pregnancy. It may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Lynoral is a synthetic estrogen that is used to treat symptoms of menopause, certain types of breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
How to use
Take ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone exactly as directed by your doctor.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Ethinyl estradiol is a progesterone and estrogen combination birth control pill. It works by preventing ovulation, thickening the mucus in the cervix, and changing the lining of the uterus.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, take the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule; this may mean taking two tablets in one day. If you miss two or more doses in a row, use an alternate birth control method (e.g., condoms, spermicides) for at least 7 days and consult the product information or your doctor for a new dosing schedule.
Smoking cigarettes while using this medication increases your chance of having heart problems. Do not smoke while using this medication. The risk of heart problems increases with age (in women greater than 35 years of age) and with frequent smoking (15 cigarettes per day or greater).