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Generess Fe Uses

Generess Fe is primarily prescribed to prevent pregnancy. However, healthcare providers may also prescribe "off-label," or unapproved, uses for Generess Fe. Some of these unapproved uses can include the treatment of irregular menstrual periods, acne, and PMDD. This oral birth control pill comes in the form of a chewable tablet and contains iron, which may help prevent anemia during your menstrual period.

What Is Generess Fe Used For?

Generess™ Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill, also known as an oral contraceptive. It comes as a chewable tablet. In addition to being easy to use and effective, Generess Fe offers the following benefits:
 
  • Less menstrual pain and cramping
  • Lighter menstrual bleeding
  • Regular, predictable menstrual periods
  • A lower risk of ovarian cancer or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
 
Because it is chewable, Generess Fe is especially useful for women who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
 
There are a variety of different birth control options available today. While each method has its advantages and disadvantages, no particular birth control method is right for all women. Some of the most common methods include:
 
  • Barrier contraceptives -- Condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and other methods that physically block the sperm from entering the uterus
 
  • Spermicides -- Foams, jellies, gels, suppositories, and inserts
 
  • Periodic abstinence (known as natural family planning or the rhythm method) -- Avoiding intercourse during the fertile phase of your menstrual cycle
 
  • Withdrawal -- Removing the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation
 
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives (which contain a progestin and an estrogen) -- Most birth control pills, patches, and rings
 
  • Progestin-only contraceptives -- Some birth control pills ("mini-pills"), injections, and implants
 
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) -- Implanted devices that are both effective and reversible
 
  • Surgical sterilization -- Tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied," for women) or a vasectomy (for men).
 
Generess Fe falls into the category of combined hormonal contraceptives, as it contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone).
 
Combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk for blood clots and other problems, and not all women should take them (see Generess Fe Warnings and Precautions for more information).
 
As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently. In addition, Generess Fe does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many situations, women are advised to use condoms in addition to Generess Fe to prevent the transmission of STDs.
 
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