What type of birth control is Microgestin?

What type of birth control is Microgestin?

Microgestin FE 1/20 (Ethinyl Estradiol And Norethindrone (Birth Control)) Ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone is a combination birth control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary).

Does norethindrone cause weight gain?

As Norethindrone and Errin are progestin-only, they lack the estrogen that can sometimes cause weight gain. However, some may gain 1-4 pounds in the first month of using the mini-pill, but this weight will typically go away quickly as it is usually water weight, not fat.

Does Microgestin make you gain weight?

Does Microgestin FE 1/20 make you gain weight? Like most modern birth control pills, Microgestin FE 1/20 lacks estrogen levels that are high enough to cause weight gain. Abundant recent evidence shows that there is no causal link between modern birth control and weight gain (aside from the shot, Depo Provera).

When to stop ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone birth control?

Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss 2 menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking birth control pills.

What kind of birth control do you take after sex?

Emergency hormonal contraception. The emergency contraceptive pill (ECP), sometimes called the ‘morning-after pill’ may be taken to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, contraceptive failure, or after a sexual assault.

What is the generic name for norethindrone birth control?

Ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone (birth control) Generic Name: ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone (birth control) (ETH in il ess tra DYE ole and nor ETH in drone) Brand Name: Blisovi 24 FE, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Kaitlib FE, Lo Minastrin Fe, Microgestin 24 FE, Norinyl 1+35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Taytulla, Tri-Norinyl, Zenchent.

Who is not eligible for hormonal birth control?

Hormonal contraceptives are not recommended in women with certain types of cancer, at higher risk of clotting or strokes, liver disease, severe headaches, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, uncontrolled high blood pressure or heart disease. Nonhormonal methods of contraception are more suitable for these women.