Estrostep Fe (Oral)
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by Kenisha in Kenisha, 03/06/2014
Hello, my doctor gave me estrostep pill to start taking it and i want to know exacley when i should be starting to take it. Is it the first sunday after i get my period ? Or I start taking it the first day when I get my period? Can you tell me exacley...
by SARA in USA, 02/09/2006
I just started this pill about a month ago, and I still haven't gotten my period, even though I'm about ready to start a new pack. I've been on other types of birth control before and I was wondering if this normal for the first month?
by Nicole in Minnesota, 08/11/2006
I have been taking estrostep for 3 months and I am not sure if you have to use other protection during the week of the brown pills. Are they only a vitamin pill?
by grace in USA, 07/25/2006
I am having serious skin problems with terrible acne and it started about a year before i started birth control but since then it has gotten worse. I was wondering if that was a side effect of this pill because I have tried everthing else and nothing ...
by diana in queens, 07/07/2006
Estrostep Fe (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Estrostep Fe (Oral)
Estrostep Fe (Oral) Medication Classification
ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES (By mouth)
Estrostep Fe (Oral) Brandname
Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Aviane, Necon 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ortho-Cyclen, Femhrt 1/5, Alesse 28, Estrostep Fe, Levora-28, Ovcon 35, Zovia 1/35e, Loestrin Fe 1/20, Sprintec
Estrostep Fe (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.
When To Not Use Estrostep Fe (Oral)
You should not use oral contraceptives if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use if you have heart disease or have had a blood clot.
How Should You Use Estrostep Fe (Oral)
Coated Tablet, Tablet
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- You may take this medicine with food to lessen stomach upset.
- Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
- Take your pill at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it. If a dose is missed:
- If one dose is missed: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take 2 tablets if you do not remember until the next day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
- If you miss two doses in a row: Take 2 pills a day for the next 2 days and then go back to taking one a day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
- If you miss 3 doses in a row: Stop taking this month's pills AND USE A DIFFERENT METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins; then start a new cycle of pills.
Proper Estrostep Fe (Oral) Storage
Store Estrostep Fe (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Estrostep Fe (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Estrostep Fe (Oral)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any other medicines, such as antibiotics or epilepsy medicine.
Estrostep Fe (Oral) Warnings
- Use a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of oral contraceptive use to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depressed mood.
- If you smoke while using birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
- If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
- You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
- It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before you try to get pregnant.
Estrostep Fe (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Pain in leg (calf), chest, or groin
- Severe headache, sudden vision changes
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Lumps in breast
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Bloated feeling or weight gain
- Stomach cramps
- Appetite changes
- Breast tenderness or swelling
- Tired feeling that will not go away
- Vaginal itching or discharge
- Contact lens discomfort
- Sensitivity to sunlight