I just started on the generic form of estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?

Probably OK. Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different.

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Could estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe cause leg cramps?

Cramping. Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. Read more...

Birth control side effects; does anybody take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?

An older pill. I do not ahve any of my patients on that pill anymore. Side efefcts from any pill, could be break through bleeding, irregular bleeding, weight gain, bloating, breast tenderness, . Less common ones are blood clot heart attacck, stroke. No periods can also happen. Headaches. For most young people the benefits far out weigh the risks. My favorite pill is a low dose on loloestrin and loestrin. Read more...

Is it okay to stop loestrin 24 in the middle of the pack and then switch to estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe because period is long?

Complete current pac. Unless you are having severe side effects from a birth control pill, it is usually better to complete your current pill pack before changing to another pill. By doing so, you decrease your risk of pregnancy and break through bleeding. Read more...

Can I skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?

Yes. The last week in the estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) pill pack does not contain hormones. These are the placebo pills, they do however, contain iron . Which is good for you, . Read more...
Yes if it's a 28 day. 28 day packs have the last 7 days which are non hormonal and not needed for birth control or cycle control. They do have some iron which can be good for you for other reasons. Read more...