Gildess Fe Dosage

The standard dosage of Gildess Fe is the same for everyone -- one pill taken once a day, at the same time every day. You can start the pills on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. It is important to take these pills correctly, as missing doses increases your risk of pregnancy.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Gildess Fe

It is important to take Gildess® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) exactly as directed. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Although the medication is effective when taken as directed, not taking it correctly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
Gildess Fe comes in two different strengths: Gildess Fe 1/20 (a lower dose of hormones) and Gildess Fe 1.5/30 (a slightly higher dose of hormones). Your healthcare provider will choose the best dosage of Gildess Fe for you based on several factors, especially your response to other birth control pills in the past.

Gildess Fe Dosing for Birth Control

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not let any days pass between packs (this may take a little planning, as you will need a new pack ready), even if you are still having your period.
The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets do not contain any hormones, although they do contain a little iron, which may help prevent anemia from blood loss during your period. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.
Sometimes, you may have breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. If this happens, keep taking Gildess Fe as usual.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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