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Side Effects of Microgestin Fe

While most women have no problems with Microgestin Fe, side effects are possible. In fact, some can be quite serious. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop any signs of a stroke, chest pain, or heavy vaginal bleeding. In most cases, however, side effects of Microgestin Fe are minor and easily treated. Some common side effects of this birth control pill include headaches, nausea, and bloating.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Microgestin Fe

As with any medicine, Microgestin® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) may cause side effects. However, not all women who use 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Microgestin Fe. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Microgestin Fe side effects with you.)

Clinical Studies on Contraceptives

Before medications are approved, they must undergo clinical studies to show that they are both safe and effective. In clinical studies for most medications, one group of people receives the medication, while another group is given a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). Usually, the people are not told if they were given the real medication or the placebo.
The side effects in both groups are carefully documented and compared. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and whether they are actual side effects of the medication. However, it is not possible to use a placebo in clinical trials for contraceptives, as this would lead to many unintentional pregnancies. Such studies are considered unethical.
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