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Femme-Tab is a combined contraceptive pill which prevents pregnancy and is taken every day.

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What is Femme-Tab?

Femme-Tab is a contraceptive pill that, when used correctly, is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It’s classed as a “combined pill,” which means it combines the hormones oestrogen and progestin. (Mini pills, on the other hand, only have progestin.) Like all combined pills, Femme-Tab must be taken daily, at the same time each day, for it to work at its best.

The hormones in contraceptive pills are versions of female hormones that the body produces naturally. Taking the pill causes certain things to change in the body. For example, ovulation might not happen, meaning an egg will not be released. On the off-chance ovulation does occur, vaginal mucus also thickens which can block sperm from reaching an egg. Finally, conditions in the uterus will change while you take Femme-Tab. This means eggs which do become fertilized will not be able to implant themselves and grow.

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How to take Femme-Tab

Read the package insert carefully before you take Femme-Tab.

Femme-Tab has 21 off-white pills with hormones and seven hormone-free red-brown pills. You’ll take one off-white pill daily for three weeks and then one red-brown pill daily for one week. After you’ve finished all 28 pills, you’ll start a new pack.

The red-brown pills in Femme-Tab are inactive, meaning they don’t contain any hormones. You’ll take them during the week you’ll have your period. The reason hormone-free pills are included in your pack is so you can get into the routine of taking one pill every day, making it easier to remember.

Femme-Tab effectiveness

Most contraceptive pills are highly effective when taken properly and no pills are missed, and Femme-Tab is over 99% effective when taken perfectly. Femme-Tab stays highly effective with typical use – which is when you might occasionally forget a pill – but it’s good practice to use back-up contraceptive methods like condoms for a week after your missed pill.

What should I do if I miss a Femme-Tab pill?

If you’re more than 12 hours late taking one of your active pills, we recommend that you use a condom for the next week. Same goes for forgetting to take one or more pills. If you miss a pill during the inactive pill period, you don’t need to do anything (besides throw the missed pill away).

If you’ve missed a pill, check the package insert for information on what to do next. You can also log in to your Treated account and ask the doctor about missed pills if you need more advice.

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FAQ: Femme-Tab

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Is there more than one Femme-Tab dosage?

Kind of. There is only one Femme-Tab strength available. But there are other pills that carry the same hormones but in different amounts, and are like different doses of the same pill. For example, Levlen and Evelyn are similar to Femme-Tab but carry a slightly higher dose of hormones.

Does Femme-Tab have any other health benefits?

Yes. As well as preventing pregnancy, Femme-Tab can be beneficial for women in other ways.

For example, Femme-Tab can cause menstrual periods to become lighter or even stop all together. Certain painful period symptoms, like cramps, can reduce in severity. Lastly, ovarian cysts may occur less often in women who take combined pills like Femme-Tab.

Can you take Femme-Tab for acne?

Some contraceptive pills can help control acne in addition to preventing pregnancy. Femme-Tab can sometimes reduce acne, but there are other pills that are more effective at controlling severe acne. If you are looking for a pill that can help you get particular menstrual symptoms under control, you’ll have the option to talk more about this during your confidential online consultation.

What should I do if Femme-Tab doesn’t work?

Femme-Tab is over 99% effective when taken correctly and should prevent pregnancy in the vast majority of cases. If you become pregnant while taking Femme-Tab, reach out to your primary care doctor, gynaecologist or local reproductive health care organisation to review your options.

If you’re experiencing side effects with Femme-Tab or think you may need a different pill to better control menstrual symptoms, log in to your Treated account and send the doctor a message. They’ll be able to help you find a suitable replacement pill.

What are the most common side effects of Femme-Tab?

A lot of the time with the pill, side effects may occur during the first few weeks of use, but go away by themselves after a short time. This is the period where your body adjusts to the new pill. But if you get side effects that are bothersome or persist, you should let a doctor know.

More common side effects associated with Femme-Tab include nausea, feeling sick, headaches, stomach cramps, bloating, dizziness, vaginal irritation or itching, vaginal and nipple discharge, tender or swollen breasts, freckles or darker facial skin, hair growth, hair loss, weight or appetite changes, contact lens problems (particularly with their application) and loss of libido.

Femme-Tab vs Microgynon: which is better?

Both Femme-Tab and Microgynon 20 contain the same active ingredients, in the same amounts. This means that they work the same and have the same side effects and contraindications. The main difference between Femme-Tab and Microgynon 20 is the name, the packaging and the way the tablets look. Microgynon also comes in a higher dose (Microgynon 30).

Are there alternatives to Femme-Tab?

Yes. Femme-Tab contains levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol, two synthetic versions of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. There are numerous other contraceptive pills that contain the same ingredients, including Microgynon, Levlen, Evelyn, Nordette, Triphasal, Trifeme, Logynon and Seasonique. These pills work in similar ways and have similar side effects and contraindications.

There are many other pills with slightly different formulations, which may be good options if you currently take Femme-Tab but want to try something else. Different contraceptive methods containing different active ingredients can impact women in different ways. Sometimes, it’s a case of finding what’s right for you.

Why should I buy Femme-Tab with Treated?

A Treated subscription lets you get your contraception delivered as often as you like, so you never run out of your medication. No prescription? No problem. That’s all part of our service. Your needs and medical history are assessed by a licensed doctor who will recommend a contraceptive pill based on your consultation. Then, it’s off to our pharmacy to be filled and shipped to you. No phone calls, no pharmacy lines — just birth control delivered in just a few working days.
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