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Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 Birth Control Pills

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 Birth Control Pills

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What is Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 Birth Control Pills?

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills) that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more. Read More

How to Use Microgestin Fe 1.5/30

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 is super easy to use.

Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 before bedtime or just after their evening meal reduces nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to seven sugar pills (placebo pills).

These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to keep you in the habit of taking your pill every day and, in this medication, they have 75 mg of Ferrous Fumarate.

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 Dosage

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 uses a combination of two hormones progestin (Norgestimate Acetate 1.5mg) and estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol, 0.03 mg) to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.

Benefits of Microgestin Fe 1.5/30

  • Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.
  • You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Just skip the last week of pills and go straight into the next pack. See our CEO/Founder’s talk here.
  • Reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS])

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Microgestin Fe 1.5/30.

Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, lighter bleeds, and fewer mood swings are fairly common.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented, such as blood clots in the head (a severe new headache, causing double vision, or stroke), blood clots in the chest causing severe shortness of breath, blood clots in the abdomen (causing abdominal pain), blood clots in the leg causing leg swelling and pain.

These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

Frequently Asked Questions

DOES MICROGESTIN FE 1.5/30 CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

There is no direct link between Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 and weight gain. Some women experience changes in their appetite that may lead to weight gain while taking Microgestin 1.5/30. Others may find that their bodies retain more fluid while taking Microgestin Fe 1.5/30, even though they actually don’t gain any body fat.

ANY OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MICROGESTIN FE 1.5/30?

One of our Patient Care Advisors or licensed physicians will always review the medications and supplements you’re currently taking before prescribing Microgestin Fe 1.5/30. Certain drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription) can interact with Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Drugs that may interact with Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 include HIV drugs, anti-seizure drugs, antibiotics, and even herbal supplements like St. John’s wort.

Women who have high blood pressure or take medications to control blood pressure should not take Microgestin Fe 1.5/30. Our Pandia Health medical team recommends other options including progestin-only pill (POPs), IUDs with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), copper IUDs, implants (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

 

HOW MUCH IS MICROGESTIN FE 1.5/30 WITHOUT INSURANCE?

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 is a pretty affordable birth control pill, being $25 per pack. You can also choose any other Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 generic equivalent such as Blisovi FE 1.5/30, Aurovela FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Junel FE 1.5/30, Hailey FE 1.5/30, Larin FE 1.5/30 for $21 per pack. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF MICROGESTIN FE 1.5/30?

You shouldn’t smoke anyway, but especially not if you take estrogen containing birth control pills like Microgestin Fe 1.5/30. Smoking increases the risk of serious side effects like blood clots, especially in women who are older than 35.

 

Don’t take Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 if you’re allergic to any of its ingredients. Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 are rare and usually very mild and may include itching, hives, or dizziness. Serious allergic reactions to Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 can occur in very rare cases. Stop taking Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 and call 911 immediately if you experience swelling in the lips, mouth, or tongue, or if you have a hard time breathing.

 

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 isn’t for everyone. Women with a history of certain medical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver cancer, or severe migraines should not take Microgestin Fe 1.5/30. Our Pandia Health Care Advisors are standing by to help you figure out the best birth control method given your health history.

HOW EASY IS IT TO GET MICROGESTIN FE 1.5/30?

It’s easy to get Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 at just about any pharmacy near you with a doctor’s prescription. Concerned about your privacy? Our doctor-founded, doctor-led team at Pandia Health is happy to help you get Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 or any other birth control you need, discreetly and conveniently.

If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! Pandia Health has a range of payment options.

DOES MICROGESTIN FE 1.5/30 BIRTH CONTROL CAUSE INFERTILITY?

It’s not true that Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 causes infertility. If you’re taking Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 and want to have a baby, talk to your doctor and then stop taking the medication. Normal fertility should return within one or two menstrual cycles after your last pill. Dr. Yen explains more about birth control and infertility in this video. Watch to learn more!

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