Microgestin 24 FE
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Microgestin 24 FE is a hormonal birth control pill that keeps you from getting pregnant. While Nurx doesn’t carry this exact brand of Microgestin, we do have several other Microgestin birth control pills for you to choose from if you’re interested.
How Does Microgestin 24 FE Work?
Microgestin 24 FE contains a total of 28 pills. Four are brown placebo pills that contain ferrous fumarate, while the remaining 24 are white tablets containing norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol, which are forms of progestin and estrogen, respectively. When taken daily, these pills prevent you from ovulating and make your uterus a hostile environment for any surviving sperm.
How Much Does Microgestin 24 FE Cost?
As long as you have a prescription from your OB/GYN, you can obtain Microgestin 24 FE from nearly any local pharmacy. However, just make sure you have your prescription before stopping by, as otherwise, you won't be allowed to have any. The cost will vary depending on whether or not your insurance covers the drug, but most insurances provide at least some reimbursement or discount for birth control. Currently, average prices are in the low-to-mid $30 range, but you can save money by buying a 90-day supply.
Are There Any Precautions With Microgestin 24 FE?
There are a few precautions to be aware of before deciding on Microgestin 24 FE as your preferred method of birth control. Keep in mind that you should always schedule a visit with your OB/GYN or talk with one of the professionals at Nurx™ to find the birth control that's safest with you.
That being said, Microgestin 24 FE is best avoided by women with lipid disorders, problems with liver or kidney function, emotional disorders like depression, and a history of blood clots. In some cases, Microgestin 24 FE can worsen these problems and cause undesired side effects.
What Are the Side Effects When Taking Microgestin 24 FE?
In rare cases, Microgestin 24 FE can cause women to experience certain side effects until their body adjusts to the dose of hormones. If symptoms are present, they should be mild and clear up within a few months after starting the drug.
Some of the most common symptoms include an increase in blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, headache, mood swings, acne, and edema. You'll also experience changes to your menstrual cycle, including light or skipped periods. Just make sure that if you miss two periods in a row, you consult with your OB/GYN, because there's a small chance you could be pregnant.
Does Microgestin 24 FE Interact With Other Drugs?
There are a few other drugs that should not be taken while you're on MIcrogestin 24 FE. These include aromatase inhibitors, tranexamic aid, drugs used to treat hepatitis C, ospemifene, lizandine, St. John's wort, and drugs used to treat HIV.
Of course, Microgestin can also interfere with the results of any lab tests you're having, especially if they're measuring your blood clotting factors or thyroid levels.
Does Microgestin 24 FE Cause Nausea?
Nausea is a potential side effect of Microgestin 24 FE. However, for most women, symptoms of nausea should clear up after a few months. In the meantime, they should try to identify triggers that make them nauseous and avoid them as much as possible.
Does Microgestin 24 FE Contain Iron?
Yes, Microgestin 24 FE does contain ferrous fumarate, which is a form of iron. Because of this, Microgestin 24 FE can provide extra help for women who suffer from anemia during their period.
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