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Specific Safety Concerns With Generess Fe

Specific Precautions and Warnings for Generess Fe

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking this contraceptive include the following:
  • Generess Fe may react with a number of different medications (see Generess Fe Drug Interactions for more information). Some of these interactions are severe enough to increase the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
  • Even though Generess Fe is quite effective, your risk of pregnancy significantly increases if you do not take it exactly as directed.

Make sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had a blood clot, stroke, heart attack, or chest pain. Smoking cigarettes greatly increases the risk for these serious Generess Fe side effects. This risk is particularly high for smokers over the age of 35.

  • Generess Fe does not protect against HIV, AIDS, or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many cases, you should use condoms in addition to Generess Fe.
  • Combined oral contraceptives may slightly increase the risk for breast cancer or cervical cancer, although this is an unresolved and controversial issue. However, combined oral contraceptives seem to help protect women against ovarian and uterine cancer.
  • Oral contraceptives increase the risk for benign (noncancerous) liver tumors. In rare cases, these tumors can rupture and cause serious problems.
  • Hormonal contraceptives, including Generess Fe, can make gallbladder disease worse. If you have had a problem with your gallbladder, Generess Fe may not be the best birth control option for you.
  • Generess Fe may increase blood sugar levels, particularly in women with diabetes. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely. Let him or her know if you have any sudden vision changes, as this may be a sign of a blood clot in the eye (a possible side effect of Generess Fe and other hormonal contraceptives).
  • Generess Fe can change your menstrual bleeding patterns. Some women have breakthrough bleeding (bleeding between periods), while others may not have a period at all. It is normal to have shorter and lighter periods while using Generess Fe. If you notice any unusual changes in your bleeding patterns, let your healthcare provider know. If you miss a period, you should make sure you are not pregnant.
  • As with any other hormonal contraceptive, Generess Fe can occasionally cause eye changes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses.
  • Generess Fe is a pregnancy Category X medication. This means that it should not be taken during pregnancy (see Generess Fe and Pregnancy).
  • Contraceptive hormones, such as the ones in Generess Fe, pass through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the contraceptive (see Generess Fe and Breastfeeding). Combined hormonal contraceptives, including Generess Fe, are not usually recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
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