Generic Name(s): norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol
Drug Class: Estrogen/Progestin/Iron combinations
Treats: birth control
Generess FE, generic name norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol, belongs to a group of drugs known as Contraceptives. This medication is used to prevent pregnancies. It may also be prescribed for other reasons by a healthcare expert. Generess FE is a combination of progesterone and estrogen. This medication, apart from containing progesterone and estrogen control pill, also contains iron. Generess FE mainly works by preventing ovulation.
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Generess Fe Uses
Generess FE medication is prescribed by healthcare professionals to prevent pregnancy. The medication contains two hormones: Progestin and Estrogen. Generess FE works by preventing the release of the egg during ovulation in the menstrual cycle. The medication also assists in making the vaginal fluid thicker; this prevents the sperm from reaching the egg to stop the fertilization process. The medication changes the lining of the uterus to prevent the attachment of a fertilized egg. Besides acting as a contraceptive, this medication can help make periods less painful or disruptive. Patients are advised that this medication will not protect them from contracting HIV, gonorrhea or chlamydia. Below you will find the uses of Generess FE.
- Birth control
Generess Fe Dosage
Dosage of Generess FE depends on the individual and the condition being treated. Generess FE is packaged in a 21 or 28 day dosage schedule. The medication can be initiated with the Sunday start or 1st day method. If the period begins on a Sunday then the medication begins immediately. The tablet is to be taken daily for 28 days and a new package to begin the following day. When initiating the 1st day method the medication should be taken on the first day of the period. The package should then be taken daily for 28 days and a new package to begin the following day. You should be certain to take Generess FE at the same time every day to ensure the medication's efficacy.
Generess Fe Side Effects
Like any drug, Generess FE may cause side effects. If you experience severe or persistent side effects, you should contact your doctor. Many of the side effects of Generess FE may disappear after 1-3 months of use. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with Generess FE. Note that not all possible side effects are listed.
- Breast tenderness
- Heavy vaginal bleeding
- Irregular periods
- Chest pains
- Black stools
- Inability to speak
Generess Fe Interactions
Drug interactions with Generess FE can cause this medication to change the way it is supposed to function. Interactions can also lead to serious side effects to the patient. Patients are advised to inform their physicians of all the drugs they may be using before they start using Generess FE. Below you will find a list of drugs that may interact with Generess FE. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.