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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?

 

 

Doctor: Generess Fe is a low-dose birth control pill that contains 2 types of female hormones, an estrogen called ethinyl estrad diol 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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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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