First And Only FDA Approved Chewable Birth Control Pill Now Avai

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Uploaded on May 21, 2007 by Medialink

December 2006 (Medialink) - Women who rely on oral contraceptives as a means for birth control can now have their pill and chew it, too. The first and only FDA approved chewable birth control pill is now available with a prescription.

The spearmint-flavored daily tablet, called Femcon Fe, formerly named Ovcon 35 Chewable, is designed to provide a convenient, new option for busy women on the go. It can be chewed or swallowed whole and it offers the same ingredients and reliability as the traditional swallowed pill.

New birth control options are important for women, since studies show that 47 percent of women miss one or more pills per month - and missing pills can increase the risk of pregnancy.

Femcon Fe is available 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 35 years old.


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