IF YOU'RE READY TO CHANGE YOUR CURRENT BIRTH CONTROL, ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT GENERESS® FE—A TRUSTED OPTION THAT PREVENTS PREGNANCY AND HELPS WOMEN IN NEED.
Generess Fe contains a unique combination of hormones that your doctor knows and trusts. A low-dose birth control pill, Generess Fe gives women short, lighter, predictable periods.* And it's highly effective at preventing pregnancy.1,2
Generess Fe, hormones you can trust
Generess Fe is a chewable, 24/4 oral contraceptive. This means there are 24 "active" pills and 4 "inactive" pills. The 24 active pills contain 2 female hormones: an estrogen called ethinyl estradiol and a progestin called norethindrone. The 4 inactive pills without hormones contain iron.1
The benefits of birth control with Generess Fe
With Generess Fe, you get the pregnancy prevention you need with short, lighter, predictable periods.1,2,* Women taking Generess Fe had a low rate of spotting between periods. And, after the first few months, the frequency of spotting decreased. Many women taking Generess Fe also had short periods—on average lasting about 4 days.2
Women reported their periods to be lighter than normal with Generess Fe. Plus, women found their periods to be lighter over time. What's more, many women taking Generess Fe had predictable periods, starting for most women on Day 27.2 Learn more about what Generess Fe can do for you.
A little pill making a big difference
Plus, through the I Am Generess program, you have the opportunity to help women in need when you choose Generess Fe for your birth control. For every Generess Fe prescription filled, you can donate $5 worth of coins to the participating women's charity you choose.† Find out more about I Am Generess.
Ask your doctor about changing to Generess Fe—the only birth control pill that gives back.
*For women who had periods, the average intensity of their periods was lighter over time.
†See complete details in Terms & Conditions.
‡This offer is valid only for patients with commercial prescription drug insurance and applies to prescriptions for Generess Fe. Most eligible insured patients will pay the first $25 and receive a benefit of up to $40 per 28-day supply, for up to 12 prescription fills. Patient out-of-pocket expense may vary. Please see full terms and conditions for details.
- 1. Generess® Fe prescribing information. Morristown, NJ: Watson Pharma, Inc. March 2012.
- 2. Data on file. Actavis Pharma, Inc.
- 3. Birth control patient education booklet. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_ education/ab020.cfm. Accessed January 28, 2011.
- 4. Menstruation patient education booklet. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_ education/bp049.cfm. Accessed April 6, 2011.
- 5. Hatcher RA, Trussell J, Stewart F, et al. Contraceptive Technology. 18th ed. New York, NY: Ardent Media; 2004.
- 6. Birth control pills. Planned Parenthood Web site. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-pill-4228.htm. Accessed January 18, 2013.
Important Safety Information
GENERESS FE is an estrogen/progestin COC indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy.
You should not use GENERESS FE if you are over 35 and smoke as it increases the risk of having serious heart-related events. You should not use GENERESS FE if you are at high risk of blood clots, if you have abnormal uterine bleeding, breast or liver cancer, liver disease, high blood pressure, or uncontrolled high blood cholesterol. Treatment with GENERESS FE should be stopped if you have a blood clot, and at least 4 weeks before and through 2 weeks after major surgery. You should not take GENERESS FE any earlier than 4 weeks after having a baby and should not take GENERESS FE if you are breastfeeding. If you experience yellowing of the skin due to problems with your liver, you should stop taking GENERESS FE. If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, your doctor should monitor you while using GENERESS FE, and should evaluate you if you have any significant change in headaches or irregular menstrual bleeding. The most common adverse events associated with the use of GENERESS FE included nausea/vomiting, headaches/migraine, depression/mood complaints, pain with menstrual bleeding, acne, increased weight, breast pain/tenderness and anxiety. GENERESS FE will not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.