Swallowing chewable birth control instead of chewing.
Patient : I recently started taking Generes Fe chewable birth control. I didn't realize at first that it was chewable and have been just swallowing with water. Is it a big deal that I haven't been chewing it up?
Generess Fe is a low-dose birth control pill that contains 2 types of female hormones, an estrogen called ethinyl estraddiol and a progestin called norethindrone. You do not need to be concerned if you have been swallowing the pills. The pills can be either chewed or swallowed with/without water at the same time every day.
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