Starting Lo Loestrin Fe Tonight But Confused About White And Brown Pills

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amanda Says:


I took a month off of bc pills to give my body a chance to cleanse in a way. I have endometriosis so I need to be on bc pills continuously which means I'd skip the placebo pills and go right to the next pack. Jowever no where in the I instructions for lo estrin fe does it explain what the brown and white pills are. I heard the brown ones are reminder pills which makes no sense to me. Do they have hormones like the blue pills? And are thw white pills placebo? Or the brown ones?I need to skip all placebos so I am only taking the blue pills continuously. But I wanna make sure the brown onea arent improtant to take. Thanks!



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David Says:

Hi amanda,

According to the prescribing information on loloestrin.com, Lo Loestrin Fe consists of 28 tablets in the following order (3):
- 24 blue tablets (active), each containing 1 mg norethindrone acetate and 10 mcg ethinyl estradiol

- 2 white tablets (active), each containing 10 mcg ethinyl estradiol

- 2 brown tablets (non-hormonal placebo), each containing 75 mg ferrous fumarate. The ferrous fumarate tablets do not serve any therapeutic purpose

I hope this helps to answer your question! :)

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Nita Says:
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Good evening. I am on my last week of the pill and I accidentally took a white pill instead of the bill pill. What should I do?

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BrieAnne Says:

I started to take Lo loestrin Fe last week on Thursday. I did not have my period then. I am confused if I have it now or not. Also do I take the pill when i have my period? I am just really confused on how to ttake it. I have been to the website for this pill but I am still confused

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piru Says:
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Earlier today I had unprotected intercourse. I took a white pill after that like an hour later. Now I regret it because I do want a baby... What now?

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Brandym Says:
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Im 22 and taking lo loestring fe. I wanted to skip my period so instead of taking the 2 white and 2 brown pills i started my new pack of blue pills? Is this safe and am i still protected against pregnancy?

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