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Important Info on Zenchent Fe

How Does Zenchent Fe Work?

Zenchent Fe is a combined oral contraceptive, which means it contains two different types of hormones: an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone). These hormones prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries).
However, Zenchent Fe also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. This drug also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
Like most birth control pills, each pack of Zenchent Fe contains 21 active tablets, which contain the hormones, followed by 7 inactive tablets that do not contain any hormones. The last seven tablets do, however, contain iron (the chemical symbol for iron is Fe). The iron may help prevent anemia due to blood loss during your period, although it is debatable if this really helps much.

When and How Do I Use It?

General considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Zenchent Fe include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • Zenchent Fe tablets can be swallowed whole or chewed. If you chew them, make sure to follow the tablet with a full glass (eight ounces) of any beverage. This helps to wash the medication down, ensuring you get the full dose.
  • You can take Zenchent Fe with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Each pack contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one right away. You will probably start your period during the last week of the pack.
  • It is important that you take the medication 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.
  • 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 seven days.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Zenchent Fe will not work if you stop taking it.
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