prevents pregnancy and treats acne. Many medications, including some antibiotics and supplements, can cause Estrostep Fe to not work. Ask your doctor before you start any new medications.
Estrostep Fe Overview
Estrostep Fe is a prescription birth control medication used to prevent pregnancy. Estrostep Fe may also be taken to treat moderate acne in females who are at least 15 years of age, have started having menstrual periods, are able to use the pill and want the pill for birth control, plan to stay on the pill for at least 6 months, and have not improved with acne medicines that are put on the skin.
Estrostep Fe contains two hormones, norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol, which belong to a group of drugs called hormonal contraceptives. These hormones prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and by altering cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus to prevent sperm from entering. There is also a small amount of iron (ferrous fumarate) in each of the inactive tablets taken during the fourth week. These inactive tablets do not have any hormones in them.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once daily, with or without food.
Common side effects of Estrostep Fe include nausea, breast tenderness, and vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods.
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