Children are a wonderful blessing to anyone’s life, they bring so much happiness and spirit into the home. However, some people are not in a situation where they can have children whether it is because of financial burdens or if it is because of health reasons. These reasons should be taken seriously and if you need to use a contraceptive there are many options. One of these options is called Estrostep Fe. It is an oral contraceptive that is a combination of two hormones: estrogen and progestin. These two hormones change the lining of the uterus and also changing fluids that cause the slow movement of sperm cells. There is also a small amount of iron that is in the inactive doses, these inactive pills are used to help you stay in the habit of taking a pill every day.
Estrostep Fe does not prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. It can help with making periods more regular with less blood loss and painful periods, also can prevent ovarian cysts. Be sure to take Estrostep Fe exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Generally you will pick a time of day that is easy for you to remember so that you make taking the pill a habit. If you are taking any other prescriptions or other supplements tell your doctor as these could cause complications while taking Estrostep Fe.
Like most other birth control medications Estrostep Fe can cause some side effects. These are generally not serious but if these are persistent or are severe call your doctor. Side effects may include:
- Stomach cramping/bloating
- Vaginal discomfort
- Increase vaginal fluids
- Breast tenderness or enlargement
- Acne may get better or worse
If you experience any of the following side effects contact your doctor at once because they are serious:
- Changes in vaginal bleeding (continuous spotting, sudden heavy bleeding, missed periods)
- Problems wearing contact lenses
- Dark patches on the skin
- Unwanted facial/body hair
- Swelling of the ankles or feet
- Weight changes (gain or loss)
Many generic birth control side effects also may include:
- Having a constant feeling of nausea
- Morning sickness
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Loose bowel and bloating
- Mood swings
- Depression (in rare cases)
- Irregular vaginal discharges and increased susceptibility to infections as the changes in hormonal levels affect the endometrial tissue in a deleterious manner.
- Tenderness of breasts
- Loss of libido
- Hypertension and changes in the lipid profiles
- Increased fluid retention attributing on some level towards weight gain
- Decreased calcium retention in kidneys leading to bone loss and osteoporosis
- Hair and follicular changes are also seen.
If you have any other questions about birth control side effects or usages contact your doctor.