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Instructions for Microgestin Fe

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations for when and how to use Microgestin Fe include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
     
  • It is important to take Microgestin Fe every day and at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that is easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
     
  • Each pack of Microgestin Fe contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. After you finish one pack, start a new one the next day, without letting any days pass in between packs. You will probably start your period during the last week of the pack, but make sure to start the next pack on schedule, no matter when your period starts.
     
  • You can take Microgestin Fe with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for a week.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Microgestin Fe will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Who Makes It?

Microgestin Fe is made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 

Strengths of Microgestin Fe

Microgestin Fe comes in two different strengths:
 
  • Microgestin Fe 1/20 -- Contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following ingredients:
 
    • First 21 tablets -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.02 mg (20 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol
    • Last 7 tablets -- 75 mg ferrous fumarate (iron)
 
  • Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 -- Contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following ingredients:
 
    • First 21 tablets -- 1.5 mg of norethindrone and 0.03 mg (30 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol
    • Last 7 tablets -- 75 mg of ferrous fumarate (iron).
 
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