Women who rely on oral contraceptives for birth control now have a new and convenient option. The first and only FDA-approved chewable birth control pill is now available by prescription.
The spearmint flavored daily tablet, Femcon Fe, is a convenient option for busy women on the go. It can be chewed or swallowed whole and provides the same ingredients and reliability as the traditional pill.
“New birth control options are important since studies show that 47% of women miss one or more pills a month, thereby increasing their risk of pregnancy,” says Women’s Care physician Catherine York, MD.
Femcon Fe comes in a 28-day regimen in which women take 21 active tablets followed by seven placebo tablets containing iron. Risks associated with the product are similar to those of other birth control pills and include an increased risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, particularly for smokers over the age of 35.
Your Women’s Care physician is happy to discuss Femcon Fe and other birth control options with you.