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If you prefer a chewable tablet instead of a pill, then Generess Fe might be right for you! This option comes in the form of chewable tablets instead of the traditional pills that you swallow directly. When you start taking Generess Fe, you will take 24 active pills and then four inactive pills. This will help regulate your cycle and keep your hormones balanced. Like with most daily contraceptives, Generess Fe should not be mixed with other medications and is not for women over 35 who smoke, among other potential risks. If you have any adverse reactions, you can stop taking the pill at any time.
At this time Nurx only offers Generess 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 Generess Fe Cause Breast Growth?
Generess Fe does not cause your breasts to grow. However, many women do experience breast swelling and tenderness as a result of the medication. This is likely to pass after a few months on the pill.
Does Generess Fe Cause Weight Gain?
Weight gain and weight loss are two rare side effects of Generess Fe, as with most forms of oral contraception. This shouldn't be a problem if you only gain or lose a few pounds over a short period of time, but you should talk to your doctor about any changes to your body that you experience.
What Should I Know About Generess Fe Before I Take It?
Tell your doctor about any other medications you may be taking before you start Generess Fe. This will prevent unwanted side effects or health complications from mixed medication. Generess Fe may be less effective in patients who smoke, drink excessively, or consume a lot of caffeine. Let your doctor know if your lifestyle may interfere with your birth control. Generess Fe isn't effective if you experience diarrhea or vomiting four hours after taking the pill. If you experience nausea because of this pill, consider taking it after dinner or before bed to reduce the side effects or the impact on your lifestyle.
Does Generess Fe Have Any Side Effects?
There are a few common side effects that many women experience when taking Generess Fe. These are common in many forms of birth control and include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bloating or water retention
- Breast tenderness or swelling
- Weight change
- Changes in period and spotting in between
- Moodiness, depression, or severe anxiety
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Lumps in the breast
- Yellowing of the skin
- Dark urine
- Vision problems (like double vision or problems with your contacts)
- Numbness in your jaw
- Pain in your shoulder, chest, or arms
Precautions When Taking Generess Fe
Generess Fe is not approved to treat sexually transmitted diseases. Continue to get tested regularly and use barrier protection, like condoms, to avoid the spread of STDs. Generess Fe is also most effective when taken each day. If you miss a day, then you are more likely to become pregnant. You may want to try other forms of birth control if you are unable to stick to this daily schedule. Like all medications, let your doctor know if you have any allergies before he or she prescribes Generess Fe. This can prevent some side effects or life-threatening problems because of the medication.
How Easily Available Is Generess Fe?
Generess Fe is considered an affordable method of birth control. However, you may find that it costs more than other pills. Most local pharmacies will charge between $40-$50 for a pack of 28 pills. You may find that your pharmacy charges more. Patients could see a significant decrease in the cost of Generess Fe with the help of their insurance plans, or they could look for the generic alternatives Kaitlib Fe and Layolis Fe. These options are also chewable daily pills that use norethindrone acetate-ethinyl estradiol to prevent pregnancy. If Generess Fe is expensive in your area or if you don't have health insurance to cover the costs, consider our services! We can get you the birth control you need safely, reliably, and affordably — how you need it most.
How Does Generess Fe Work?
Even though Generess Fe is a chewable pill, it works just like any other oral contraceptive. A progestin (norethindrone) and an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) prevent the release of an egg each month from your ovaries. These two chemicals also increase your cervical mucus to prevent sperm from getting in and lighten your uterine lining to prevent any fertilized eggs from attaching. When taken following the right schedule, Generess Fe can be more than 90 percent effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy with these three steps.
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