Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE is a combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills) that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Read More
Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day.
Most women find that taking Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE before bedtime or with your largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other side effects. With Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE, after taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to seven inactive pills.
These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to get you in the habit of taking your pill every day. These 7 pills have ferrous fumarate to prevent anemia from blood loss with monthly bleeds.
Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE comes in two strengths:
Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE 1/20: blends progesterone (norethindrone 1 mg) and estrogen ( ethinyl estradiol, 20 mcgs) in the first 21 tablets. After them there are 7 tablets of 75 mg ferrous fumarate. GENERIC NAMES: Larin Fe 1/20, Aurovela Fe 1/20, Blisovi Fe 1/20, Hailey Fe 1/20, Junel Fe 1/20
Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE 1.5/30: blends progesterone (norethindrone 1.5 mg) and estrogen ( ethinyl estradiol, 30 mcgs) in the first 21 tablets. After them there are 7 tablets of 75 mg ferrous fumarate. GENERIC NAMES: Junel Fe 1.5/30, Tarina Fe 24, Hailey Fe 1.5/30, Larin Fe 1.5/30, Blisovi Fe 1.5/30
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.
These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.
Some women may experience weight gain when taking Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE and other birth control pills. While there’s a chance that the hormones can give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat).
Every prescription comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including with Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE. The symptoms are usually mild and include: rashes, itching, dizziness. A severe allergic reaction would be trouble breathing, and swollen lips, throat, or tongue. If this happens, call 911! Depending on your medical history, hormone-based birth control may not be for you. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your physician or one of our helpful Pandia Health Patient Care Advisors before you get started on, especially if you’ve health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.
Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE should be available at just about any pharmacy in your area. It does require a prescription from a doctor, though. If you’re hesitant to approach your doctor about Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE or simply prefer the privacy, convenience, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have licensed, birth control passionate doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept most forms of private insurance at Pandia Health.
As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or Pandia Health Care Advisor before starting on Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something that seems relatively harmless such as St. John’s wort can cause Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.
If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE 1/20 is pretty affordable since it is a generic brand, being $25 per pack. You can save money as well by choosing any other Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol FE generics, such as Blisovi Fe 1/20, Junel FE 1/20, Tarina FE 1/20, Hailey FE 1/20 for as low as $16/pack when ordering 3 packs at a time. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.
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No, Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol birth control does not stop your periods. There are 28 tablets on each packet and you will have a bleed on the last 7 days of each pack (aka placebo week). If you want to skip your period you can use Norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol for it. Learn more about #PeriodsOptional and how to skip your period here.