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(Tri-Legest Fe)

Tilia Fe is an oral contraceptive. Oral contraceptives are a form of birth control that is primarily used to prevent pregnancy. Oral contraceptives can also be used to regulate your menstrual cycle or to treat acne. Tilia Fe is a combination oral contraceptive that contains both ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone, which are synthetic forms of the hormones estrogen and progestin. These two female sex hormones that can be used to stop ovulation and change the lining of the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The fourth row of Tilia Fe does not contain the active hormone but does contain an iron supplement. A three-month supply of Tilia Fe costs about $136. Tilia Fe is an expensive drug, but you can save each time you refill your prescription by using a Optum Perks discount card. Alternatively, use the Optum Perks site to browse through prices at your local pharmacies. Download and print your Tilia Fe coupon, then present it to the pharmacist for a discount each time you refill your prescription. Tilia Fe savings are even easier with the Optum Perks app.

Tilia Fe is an oral contraceptive. It is used primarily to prevent pregnancy, but can also be used to treat acne and regulate your menstrual cycle. 

Tilia Fe Dosage and Condition

Tilia Fe comes in a blister pack with four rows of pills, the first three rows contain the active hormone, and the last row does not. The last row will be a different color. The sugar pills are there simply to keep you in the habit of taking the pill every day at the same time. In a pack of Tilia Fe, the last row of pills will also contain iron. Talk to your doctor about the differences between the types of Tilia Fe and which is best for you.

Before starting Tilia Fel, talk to your doctor about the best day to begin taking Tilia Fe. For most women, it is best to start taking the pills on the first day their period begins. Tilia Fe contains a set of stickers to label the days of the week. Choose the correct sticker and apply it above the top row of pills (for example, if you start taking Tilia Fe on a Thursday, choose the sticker that begins on Thursday and ends on Wednesday.)

It is very important that you take Tilia Fe at the same time every day. Keep the information included in the packaging for instructions on what to do if you miss a dose.

After finishing a pack of Tilia Fe, immediately begin the next pack without skipping a day. Oral contraceptives only work if they are taken continuously and at the same time each day. If you miss a pill, or if you experience vomiting or diarrhea while taking the pill, be sure to use a backup method of contraception.

If you feel nauseous after taking Tilia Fe, take the pill with food or milk. Some women find that the best way to avoid nausea is to take Tilia Fe just before bed. 

Always tell your doctor about every medicine, vitamin, a supplement that you are using so they can check for interactions.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had blood clots, coronary artery disease, or any other blood disorder. Also, tell your doctor about any other medical conditions you currently or previously had.

Smoking cigarettes while taking the pill can increase the chance of serious side effects such as heart attack, blood clots, and stroke. This risk is higher for women over 35.

Side effects of Tilia Fe may include: Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloating, changes in appetite, changes in weight, bleeding or spotting between periods, changes in menstruation, breast tenderness, white vaginal discharge, acne, changes in skin color, especially spot on the face, or hair growth.

If you experience any of these side effects, call your doctor immediately: heavy menstruation that lasts longer than 7 days, leg pain, weakness or numbness in the limbs, changes in vision, severe vomiting, severe headache, coughing up blood, dark colored urine, rash, depression, or severe chest pain.

This may not be a complete list of warnings. Always talk to your physician before beginning a new medication.

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