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Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
3 x 28 days


Estrostep Fe Description

Not ready to start your family yet? Discuss the benefits of taking Estrostep Fe to help prevent an unplanned pregnancy while also regulating your menstrual cycles, reduce blood loss, decrease the risk of ovarian cysts, and this is one of the few oral contraceptives that is FDA approved for treating acne. Estrostep Fe consists 21 pills that combine 2 hormones, a progestin and an estrogen, and 7 inactive pills that contain a small amount of iron that you can take to develop the habit of taking a pill once daily.

More Than One Way to Help You Avoid an Unplanned Pregnancy

When taken as directed, Estrostep Fe will actually fool your pituitary gland into thinking you have already ovulated so the production of 2 essential hormones that stimulate ovulation are reduced. Ovulation is not eliminated completely as there is not a 100% guarantee that you will not ovulate and become pregnant, even with perfect use of an oral contraceptive.

Estrostep Fe also causes your vaginal fluid to become thicker so sperm have a more difficult time trying to reach an egg for fertilization, and the lining of your uterus changes so it is less desirable for implantation of a fertilized egg. The effectiveness of Estrostep Fe and other oral contraceptives is dependent upon how successful you are in remembering to take the pill every day.

Conditions Treated by Estrostep Fe

If you are producing an excess of oil (sebum), especially during puberty, it is most likely due to one of the hormones in your body. Testosterone is found in both sexes, but women have lower levels just as men have estrogen in lower levels. With increased oil comes bacteria, and this can lead to break-outs of acne.

The combination of estrogen and progestin in oral birth control will calm down the testosterone production and as the oil production decreases, so will your acne. You must be patient, however, as the benefits of Estrostep Fe clearing your acne can take a few months before you will notice any improvement. If after 3 months you are still dealing with acne as before, talk to your doctor.

Before Estrostep Fe is Prescribed

Your doctor may recommend taking a pregnancy test before you start taking Estrostep Fe if this is the first time taking the birth control pill and you are sexually active or you are changing from another type or brand of pill. You may be recommended to use a back-up contraceptive such as a condom or spermicidal foam when you first start Estrostep Fe.

Estrostep Fe Risks and Recommendations

Discuss any medical conditions or allergies with your doctor and list all current OTC and Rx drugs you take or use, including herbal, dietary, and vitamin supplements as any of these could cause Estrostep Fe not to work as efficiently or cause an adverse interaction. Keep Estrostep Fe out of children’s reach and away from pets.

Possible Side Effects of Estrostep Fe

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Weight or appetite changes

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