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Tilia Fe offers many benefits to women of reproductive age. Besides preventing pregnancy, the birth control medication can lessen menstrual pain and cramping, decrease the risk of certain cancers, and improve acne in some cases. Occasionally, a healthcare provider may recommend using Tilia Fe "off-label" to regulate a woman's period or to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

What Is Tilia Fe Used For?

Tilia™ Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill, also known as an oral contraceptive, or simply "the pill." It is also approved to treat acne in women.
 
(Tilia Fe is equivalent to Estrostep® Fe birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to Estrostep Fe.)
 

Using Tilia Fe for Birth Control

Birth control pills are a popular form of contraception, for some very good reasons. Like most birth control pills, Tilia Fe offers the following benefits:
 
  • An effective birth control method (when taken correctly)
  • Lighter and more regular menstrual bleeding
  • Less menstrual pain and cramping
  • Relatively easy to use (not messy or awkward)
  • A decreased risk of ovarian or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
     
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 methods include:
 
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives (which contain a progestin and an estrogen): Most birth control pills, patches, and rings
     
  • Progestin-only contraceptives: Some birth control pills ("mini-pills"), injections, and implants
     
  • Periodic abstinence (known as natural family planning or the rhythm method): Avoiding intercourse during the fertile phase of your menstrual cycle
     
  • Barrier contraceptives: Condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and other methods that physically block 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).
     
Tilia Fe falls into the category of combined hormonal contraceptives, as it contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone). Birth control pills are often a great contraceptive choice for many women. However, combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk of blood clots and other problems, and not all women should take them (see Warnings and Precautions With Tilia Fe for more information).
 
As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently; otherwise, they are much less effective. In addition, Tilia Fe does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As a result, in many situations, it is advisable to use condoms in addition to Tilia Fe to prevent the transmission of STDs.
 
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