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Microgestin Fe

Microgestin Fe is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it contains both an estrogen and a progestin. This prescription birth control pill is taken every day, at the same time each day. It works by stopping ovulation, as well as by altering the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus. Possible side effects include nausea, breast tenderness, and headaches.

What Is Microgestin Fe?

Microgestin® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill (technically known as an oral contraceptive). The following birth control pills are equivalent to Microgestin Fe:
  • Gildess® Fe (made by Patheon, Inc., for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals USA)
  • Junel® Fe (made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA)
  • Larin™ Fe (made by Novast Laboratories Ltd. for Northstar Rx LLC)
  • Loestrin® Fe (made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA).
Microgestin Fe is a generic version of Loestrin® Fe (see Generic Loestrin Fe for more information). Gildess Fe and Junel Fe are also generic versions of Loestrin Fe.
(Click What Is Microgestin Fe Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, Microgestin Fe can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of birth control pills include but are not limited to:
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Nausea (with or without vomiting)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Headaches.
(Click Side Effects of Microgestin Fe to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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