Microgestin FE 1/20 is a combination type birth control medication that contains progestin and estrogen. If you have had adverse side effects with birth control medications in the past or you are new to taking them, Microgestin FE 1/20 might be a good option for you. Microgestin FE 1/20 can also reduce the length and heaviness of your periods.See full product details
- How Does Microgestin FE 1/20 Work?
You will take one dose of Microgestin FE 1/20 daily, at the same time each day. It is important to take the pills in order, as the first 21 pills contain hormones and the last 7 pills are reminder pills that only contain iron. Your period should start once you begin the reminder iron pills.
- Is Microgestin FE 1/20 Easy to Get?
Yes! At Nurx, we often recommend Microgestin FE 1/20 because of its low risk of side effects. Because it has less estrogen than other birth control medications, you can enjoy things such as lighter and more regular of periods, without the uncomfortable side effects. Microgestin FE 1/20 does require a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. Fortunately, Nurx makes this process as convenient as possible. We work with doctors in each of the states we service, allowing you to get your birth control medications without the inconveniences of a traditional doctor's office visit. We accept most insurance plans and offer affordable prices if you do not have health insurance. Your Microgestin FE 1/20 will arrive at your home in a completely discreet package.
- What Precautions Should I Be Aware of Before Taking Microgestin FE 1/20?
You should always consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any new medication. Although rare, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to birth control medications including Microgestin FE. Your healthcare or Nurx provider can help you evaluate your likeliness to experience a reaction. Allergic reaction symptoms might include rash, itching, facial swelling, and trouble breathing.
- What Are Some Known Side Effects of Microgestin FE 1/20?
Every new medication comes with the risk of side effects. However, most of the side effects of birth control are mild and uncommon. Side effects might include nausea, bloating, breast tenderness, weight changes, facial skin darkening, headache, and blood spotting. Although serious side effects of birth control are extremely rare, a few have been documented. These include blood clots, vision changes, migraines, and stroke. Always discuss your use of birth control medications with your healthcare provider if you have a history of high blood pressure.
- Can I Take Microgestin FE 1/20 With Other Medications?
In general, yes. Microgestin FE 1/20 is safe with most over-the-counter and prescription medications. However, because the reminder pills contain iron, it is important to avoid any medications that might interact with iron. Also, some medications can reduce the effectiveness of your birth control pills so it is important to discuss any potential interactions with your healthcare provider.
- What Happens If I Smoke While Taking Microgestin FE 1/20?
Smoking should be avoided when taking Microgestin FE 1/20, especially for women that are over the age of 35. Smoking increases your chance of experiencing potentially serious side effects, including blood clots and heart attack.