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Zenchent Fe is the only prescription birth control pill that comes as a chewable tablet, which can be helpful for women who have difficulty swallowing tablets. The drug works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus. There are also several off-label uses for Zenchent Fe, such as treating painful menstrual periods and controlling heavy menstrual bleeding.
An Overview of Uses for Zenchent Fe
Zenchent Fe™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a chewable birth control pill that is available by prescription only. Because it is chewable, Zenchent Fe is particularly useful for women who have difficulty swallowing tablets. If you prefer, you can also swallow the tablets whole, instead of chewing them.
Like most birth control pills, Zenchent Fe offers the following benefits:
- An effective, relatively easy-to-use form of birth control
- Lighter menstrual bleeding, which decreases the risk of anemia
- Regular, predictable menstrual cycles
- A decreased risk of ovarian or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus)
- Less menstrual pain and cramping.
A variety of different birth control options are available today. Each particular method has its own advantages and disadvantages, and no one method is right for all women. Some of the most commonly used birth control methods include:
- Combined hormonal contraceptives: These contain a progestin and an estrogen. Most birth control pills, patches, and rings fall into this category.
- Progestin-only contraceptives: Some birth control pills ("mini pills"), injections, and implants.
- Periodic abstinence: Also known as natural family planning or the rhythm method, this refers to avoiding intercourse during the fertile phase of your menstrual cycle.
- 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.
- Withdrawal: Removing the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation.
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs): Implanted devices that are both effective and reversible.
- Surgical sterilization: Tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied") or a vasectomy (for men).
Zenchent Fe is considered a combined hormonal contraceptive, as it contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone).
Combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk of blood clots and other problems, and not all women should take them (see Precautions and Warnings With Zenchent Fe for more information). As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently.
In addition, Zenchent Fe does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many situations, it is advisable to use condoms in addition to Zenchent Fe to prevent the transmission of STDs.