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Estrostep Fe is a great option if you want a daily pill to prevent pregnancy! The packets come with 28 pills, including 21 active hormone tablets and seven inactive pills. Women who finish taking 28 pills over 28 days will start a new packet to continue pregnancy prevention. As long as you keep your packet with you, you can travel the world without worrying about your birth control. Be sure you advise your doctor of any medications you may already be taking to avoid complications. And when you’re ready to become pregnant, simply stop taking Estrostep Fe and your fertility will return within a few weeks.
At this time Nurx only offers Estrostep Fe for pickup at your local pharmacy, but we carry similar birth control options available for delivery. Just answer a few quick questions and one of our licensed providers will help find the birth control that’s right for you. Click here to get started.
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Does Estrostep Fe Treat Acne?
Estrostep only targets one cause of acne: hormones. Most doctors don't prescribe the medication to patients as an exclusive acne treatment. However, you may notice clearer skin as a result of taking this pill.
Does Estrostep Fe Cause Weight Gain?
Like most birth control pills, some women report increases in appetite because of Estrostep Fe that could lead to weight gain. However, the weight is typically moderate at around 10 pounds over the course of a year. If you experience significant weight gain because of Estrostep Fe, talk to a doctor about changing your prescription.
What Else Should I Know About Estrostep Fe?
Let your doctor know about any medications that you are on to prevent reactions with Estrostep Fe. Along with severe reactions and unfortunate side effects, the medications may cancel themselves out. You may not get the benefits of Estrostep Fe that you expect because of other medications. If this is your first time taking birth control, then continue using a nonhormonal form of contraception (like condoms) for the first seven days when you start taking the pill. This gives the hormones time to start changing your body and preventing pregnancy.
Does Estrostep Fe Have Any Side Effects?
Every woman's body is different, and you may experience some symptoms related to your Estrostep Fe pills. Many of these side effects are light or common to other forms of birth control. These include:
- Unexpected weight changes
- Nausea or vomiting
- Water retention
- Breast swelling or tenderness
- Lumps in your breast
- Severe stomach pain
- Dizziness or confusion
- Numbness on one side of your body
- Pain in your chest or shoulder area
What Are Some Considerations When Taking Estrostep Fe?
Estrostep Fe is most effective when taken at the same time every day. Missing a day increases your chances of becoming pregnant and can affect your menstrual cycles. Some women choose to take the pill daily in the evenings or with dinner. This makes the pill easier to digest because it is taken with food and can reduce some symptoms of nausea that may come with the medication. Let your doctor know if you have any allergies before you start taking Estrostep Fe. They can determine whether this prescription is safe for your body.
How Can You Get Estrostep Fe?
Ask your doctor and your health care provider about starting on Estrostep Fe. This common form of birth control is used across the country and is covered by many health insurance plans. If, for some reason, your health plan doesn't cover Estrostep Fe or your pharmacist doesn't have it, ask about its generic forms instead. The generic options use names like Tilia Fe or Tri-Legest Fe 28, but are close to the same compounds. Estrostep Fe uses norethindrone acetate-ethinyl estradiol to prevent pregnancy, so pills with similar chemical makeups will have similar results. If your health care provider won't cover Estrostep Fe — or if you don't have health care — try our delivery service instead. We can get you the birth control you need in a safe, reliable, and affordable manner.
How Does Estrostep Fe Work?
Estrostep Fe uses a progestin and an estrogen to prevent pregnancy in women in three ways: by preventing ovaries from releasing eggs, by blocking sperm by thickening cervical mucus, and by thinning the uterine lining. The thinner uterine lining is one of the more noticeable results of taking Estrostep Fe. Your period starts when your body sheds your uterine wall, causing cramps and a heavy flow. When the uterine wall is thinner or doesn't need to be shed, periods are lighter and less painful. Estrostep Fe also has small doses of iron in the inactive pills that patients take in the seven days during their normal cycle. There's not enough in there to treat iron deficiency, and the pills are purely meant to keep you in the habit of taking one per day.
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