Microgestin FE is a progestin and estrogen combination which is used in the prevention of pregnancy. This type of medication works by preventing ovulation every month. Without ovulation, eggs cannot be released from the ovaries and pregnancy is practically impossible.

Microgestin FE is taken orally in the form of tablets. One tablet must be taken daily, at approximately the same time everyday. If more than 24 hours passes between two pills the likeliness of pregnancy becomes higher. Fortunately, this type of contraceptive thickens the lining of the uterus in order to make it difficult to conceive, even if ovulation occurs.

When taken correctly, Microgestin FE is over 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. This type of medication does not protect against the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases .

Common side effects users may experience when taking this form of medication include headache, breast pain, irregular menstrual periods, stomach cramps, gingivitis and changes in weight. If the side effects become severe, contact your doctor immediately.

Microgestin FE may also be prescribed to treat menopausal symptoms or to regulate the patients menstrual cycle. It may also be used to treat acne in females older than 15 years of age. This medication may be prescribed by doctors to treat other conditions as well.

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