Microgestin 1.5/30 (Oral)

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I am on my second week of taking microgestin for the first time.  I started it on the first day of my period.  I am still bleeding and having cramps.  Also, during the first week I took amoxyicillin for a tooth infection.  If I wai...
by Kris in USA, 11/13/2006

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30

I am 41 years of age and wanting to prepare my body for and become pregnant and hopefully easier to accomplish with birth control if at all possible. One of my dear friends stated that it is available....am I need of change on my birth contr...
by Wendy in Texas, 04/07/2008

alcohol and Microgestin

Can you tell me how alcohol affects the effectiveness of microgestin? or any oral contraceptive for that matter. I don't drink all the time, but occasionally on the weekends. In the summer sometimes I'll have 1 beer a day. Thank you, laura &nb...
by laura, 08/19/2006

History of Blot clots in my family and over 35

I am 38 years old. I haven't been on birth control in 3 - 5 years. I have a history of blot clots in my family. I don't want to get a stroke, or have a heart attack (i am ALWAYS in the 1% category, or the exception to the exception) i have nev...
by Christine in west palm beach, florida, 04/02/2007

taking the pill

Could you please tell me specifically how to take microgestin 1.5/30 21's ? They are the 3 week pills. I'm used to taking one everyday. Do you take them for 3 weeks and then take a week off, or do you continue to take them until you're on ...
by heather in Little Rock, AR, 08/25/2006

Microgestin 1.5/30 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Microgestin 1.5/30 (Oral)

Microgestin 1.5/30 (Oral) Medication Classification


Microgestin 1.5/30 (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

Microgestin 1.5/30 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Microgestin 1.5/30 (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 Microgestin 1.5/30 (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 Microgestin 1.5/30 (Oral) Storage

Store Microgestin 1.5/30 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Microgestin 1.5/30 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Microgestin 1.5/30 (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.

Microgestin 1.5/30 (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.

Microgestin 1.5/30 (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:
  • Nausea
  • 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

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