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Brand names: Aygestin [or-eth IN-drone]; Camila; Deblitane (pronounced nor-eth IN-drone); Errin; and Heather.
Drug classes: contraceptives, progestins

What is Deblitane?

Deblitane, also known as progesterone, is an important female hormone that regulates ovulation. Deblitane can be used for contraception and to prevent pregnancy. Deblitane can also be used for menstrual disorders or endometriosis. It is also prescribed to control abnormal vaginal bleeds caused by hormonal imbalance. Deblitane is not all the same. Some Deblitane brands can only be used for contraception.Certain brands are used to treat endometriosis and vaginal bleeding disorders. Use only the form and strength prescribed by your doctor to avoid medication mistakes. Deblitane can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side effects of Deblitane

If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, hives or swelling on lips, face throat or tongue

Deblitane can cause severe side effects. If you experience:

  • Sudden vision loss or bulging eyes
  • Rapid weight gain and swelling
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Missed menstrual cycles
  • Pelvic pain, especially on one side
  • Breast lumps;
  • Feeling dizzy as though they could faint.
  • Increased thirst leads to increased urination.
  • Liver problems: loss of appetite, dark urine, or jaundice
  • Signs of blood clots include sudden numbness, weakness or problems speaking or seeing, pain in the chest, shortness of breath and swelling of an arm or limb.

Some of the side effects that Deblitane can cause include:

  • Unusually heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Headache;
  • Breast pain or swelling
  • Stomach pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting;
  • Hair loss;
  • Having trouble falling asleep or feeling depressed;
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Vaginal itching and discharge

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Norethindrone, Depo-Provera, Provera, Levonorgestrel, Medroxyprogesterone, Yaz


Deblitane should not be used if you suffer from: vaginal bleeding that hasn't been diagnosed; cancer of the breast; or liver disease. Deblitane may not work for you if your medical history includes a stroke, blood clot, or stroke. Avoid using it if you're pregnant or trying to get pregnant. You should avoid Deblitane in some situations if you're nursing.

Before you take this drug

Deblitane should not be used if:

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding not checked by your doctor
  • A liver tumor or liver disease;
  • Breast cancer
  • A history of blood clots on your legs, brain, eyes, or lungs

If you get pregnant, stop taking Deblitane and immediately tell your doctor. Ask your doctor if it is safe to use this medication while breastfeeding.You should consult your doctor if Deblitane is not recommended for you if you're breastfeeding.

If you've ever:

  • Heart diseases, hypertension.
  • Liver disease
  • depression;
  • Migraine headaches
  • Diabetes;
  • high cholesterol (or triglycerides);
  • Fibroid tumors of the uterus;
  • Epilepsy;
  • Kidney disease
  • Asthma
  • If you smoke.

Children should only take this medicine under medical advice and consultation with a qualified practitioner.

How to take Deblitane?

Before beginning treatment with any new medicine or supplement, be sure to read all instructions or guides provided with it and comply with their directions.Follow the directions on your prescription label. Follow your doctor's instructions on when to begin taking Deblitane as contraception if you have been using a combination pill that contains both estrogen and progesterone. You should take one Deblitane pill per day. The interval between pills must not exceed 24 hours. If you don't take one daily pill to prevent pregnancy, there is still the potential of becoming pregnant.

If you have diarrhea or vomiting or are more than 3 hours late with your dose of birth control, you may be required to use a backup contraceptive (e.g., condoms containing spermicide). Deblitane is usually taken for 5–10 days for abnormal bleeding or menstrual problems. You will experience vaginal bleeding 3–7 days following your last dosage. Deblitane is taken long-term, daily, for a few months. You may need to change the dose from time to time. Regularly, your doctor should monitor the progress of your treatment. Monthly, self-examine breasts to look for lumps. Also have mammograms. Do not hesitate to report any abnormal bleeding in the vaginal area. Deblitane may affect certain tests. Inform any physician who treats you about your use of this medication. Keep this medicine at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Follow the directions on your medication or consult your healthcare provider immediately if there are adverse reactions. Missed doses of birth control increase your likelihood of pregnancy. Take the medication as soon as possible if you forget to take it. Use a backup birth control method for 48 hours if you're more than three hours late. Continue to take your pills at your regularly scheduled times. Call your doctor if you have missed two periods in a row. You might be pregnant.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 immediately if you suspect being exposed to poison and seek immediate medical care. Deblitane overdose is unlikely to cause any harm.

What should be avoided?

Do not use estrogen medication unless your doctor tells you to. Do not smoke. Smoking can increase the risk of stroke or heart attack when taking Deblitane as contraception. Deblitane does not provide protection against sexually transmissible diseases, including HIV/AIDS. The only way to prevent these diseases is by using a condom.

Interaction with other drug

Deblitane can be less effective if taken with certain drugs. This may lead to an unintended pregnancy if Deblitane is used as contraception. Inform your doctor of all other medications, including:

  • St. John's wort;
  • Medicine to treat infection (antifungal or antibiotic medicine);
  • Medicine to treat tuberculosis
  • Medicine to treat hiv/aids
  • Seizure medication.

The list below is not exhaustive. Deblitane may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal products.This list does not encompass all possible drug interactions.