Gildess Fe Warnings and Precautions

If your healthcare provider prescribes Gildess Fe, it is important to be aware of potential problems that this birth control pill might cause. Some of these problems include an increased risk of developing a heart attack, blood clot, or breast cancer. Warnings and precautions with Gildess Fe also apply to women who have certain health conditions, such as depression, gallbladder disease, or diabetes.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Gildess® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • A smoker
  • Over 35 years old
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Gildess Fe is a generic version of Loestrin® Fe and is also equivalent to Microgestin® Fe and Junel Febirth control pills. The information in this article also applies to these medications.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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