Generic Femcon Fe

You can now buy Femcon Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) in both brand-name and generic form. The generic version is sold under the name Zeosa and is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.

Is Generic Femcon Fe Available?

Femcon® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription medication. It is one of the many oral contraceptives (birth control pills) available. However, Femcon Fe is the only chewable birth control pill currently on the market. It is especially useful for women who have difficulty swallowing tablets. Femcon Fe tablets may be chewed or swallowed whole.
Brand-name Femcon Fe is made by Warner Chilcott Company, Inc. However, it is also available in generic form.

Availability of Generic Femcon Fe

Generic Femcon Fe is sold under the name Zeosa™. Unlike most generic medications, many generic birth control pills are sold under names that sound like brand names in order to prevent confusion among similar products. Zeosa is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.

Does Insurance Cover Femcon Fe?

Each insurance company is different. There has been a long history of insurance companies not covering contraceptive products, although this is beginning to change. Because Femcon Fe is available in generic form, you may have to pay a higher copayment, or it may not be covered at all if you want the brand-name version, although coverage and copayments vary widely.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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