Femcon Fe Birth Control Pills

Are you interested in a birth control pill, but have trouble swallowing pills? Femcon® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is currently the only chewable oral contraceptive on the market. Like other combined hormonal contraceptives, it works by preventing ovulation and causing changes to the uterine lining and the cervical mucus. You need to take this drug every day, preferably at the same time each day.
Although Femcon Fe is chewable, you can also just swallow this birth control pill if you prefer. Most women tolerate this product well; however, side effects are possible and can include nausea, breast tenderness, and headaches.
(Click Femcon Fe to learn more about this birth control pill, including safety precautions to keep in mind, if drug interactions are a concern, and what to do if you miss a dose.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD