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  • Microgynon Fe Tablets 28's

Microgynon Fe Tablets 28's

Microgynon Fe is a combined contraceptive pill, usually just called 'the pill'. It contains a very low dose of the two hormones - an oestrogen and a progestogen. Although most often taken to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, the combined pill is sometimes also prescribed for women who have problems with particularly heavy, painful or irregular periods. Taking it usually results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding.
How to use
Dosage: The tablets should be taken every day at roughly the same time, if needed with some liquid, in the sequence shown on the blister pack. The tablets should be taken without any break. For 28
consecutive days one tablet should be taken daily. Tablet-taking should continue from the next pack the day after the last of the tablets from the previous pack is taken. As a rule, withdrawal
bleeding occurs 2 to 3 days after the hormone-free tablets have been started. This may continue till after the new pack has been started on.
Starting to take Microgynon ED Fe: •No previous use of hormonal contraceptives [in the previous month] Tablet-taking starts on the first day of the natural cycle (i.e. on Day 1 of menstruation). Additional contraceptive measures are recommended for the first 7 days if tablet-taking starts between Day 2 and Day 5. •Switching from another combined hormonal contraceptive (COC, vaginal ring, transdermal patch) You should start taking Microgynon ED Fe preferably on the day after taking the last active tablet of the previous combined product (or on the day after the vaginal ring or patch was removed), but by no later than on the day after the usual tablet-free (ring- or patch-free) days, or on the day after the last hormone-free tablet of the previous combined product was taken. •Switching from a progestogen-only preparation (pill, injection, implant) or an intrauterine system (IUS)- It is possible to switch from the minipill on any day (switching from an implant or intrauterine
system should be on the day of removal, and switching from an injectable should be at the time the next injection would have been due). In all these cases, however, additional contraceptives measures are needed for the first 7 days of tablet-taking. •After an abortion in the first trimester- Tablet-taking can start immediately. In this case it is not necessary to take any additional contraceptive measures. •After delivery or an abortion in the second trimester- Tablet-taking should start on Day 21 to Day 28 after a delivery or abortion in the second trimester. If tablet-taking starts later, an additional barrier method should be employed in the first seven days. If sexual intercourse has already taken place in the meantime, pregnancy must be ruled out before tablet-taking starts, or it is necessary to wait for the first menstruation.
Microgynon ED Fe contains a very low dose of the two hormones and therefore the range of contraceptive effect is very narrow when a tablet is missed out. Combined oral contraceptives (COCs) must not be used, if any of the following disorders apply. If any of these disorders occurs for the first time when using a COC, the product should be discontinued immediately. ●Presence of or risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). ●Presence of or risk for arterial thromboembolism (ATE). ●Present or past pancreatitis, if accompanied by severe hypertriglyceridemia. ●Present or past severe hepatic conditions, as long as the liver function readings have not returned to normal. ●Present or past hepatic tumors (benign or malignant). ●Known or suspected sex-hormone-dependent malignant tumors (e.g. of the genital organs or breast). ●Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding. ●Amenorrhea of unknown cause. ●Hypersensitivity to the active ingredients levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol or any other ingredients specified.