Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 (Oral)

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weight gain with microgestin

I have been taking this pill for about a year. It is great for the bad periods and spotting that I was having. I have gained 13 lbs since being on it. That was in the first 4 months. I also have a bloating feeling alot of the times. I have tryed every...
by Debbie in Cresco,PA, 06/10/2006

I'm on my second pack of microgestin. I've been with my partner for a while now and i

I'm on my second pack of microgestin. I've been with my partner for a while now and i was wondering when i can have sex without a condom?
by Jane Kelly in Boston, MA, 01/14/2007


I have 3 active pills left in my 1.5/30 Microgestin pack of pills.  Last evening, I started bleeding, nothing too heavy, but enough.  I have the normal monthly cramping that usually accompanies the week of brown inactive pills in my pack.&nb...
by Tina in Indiana, 07/16/2009

missed period

I have been taking Microgestin for the last three months and now I have missed my period! I have taken a home pregnancy test and the outcome was negative. I start my new pack today....should I start my new pack even though I did not get my period this...
by clarisa in california, 02/08/2007

Missed period while on Junel Fe

I was on Junel 1.5 for a few months before my pharmacy switched me to Microgestin 1.5. Before with Junel my period was very light and spotty before finally getting normal and then I was switched. Now I have no period and I'm slightly worried. I...
by Unknown, 07/22/2006

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Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 (Oral)

Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 (Oral) Medication Classification


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

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

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

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

What To Avoid While Using Microgestin Fe 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 Fe 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 Fe 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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