Lo Loestrin Fe

Active Ingredient(s): Norethindrone Acetate + Ethinyl Estradiol and Ethinyl Estradiol + Ferrous Fumarate
FDA Approved: * October 21, 2010
Pharm Company: * WARNER CHILCOTT
Category: Birth Control / Contraceptive

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Lo Loestrin Fe Overview

Ethinylestradiol/norethisterone acetate (brand names Estrostep, Gildess, Junel, Loestrin, Microgestin, Minastrin, many others) is a combination of the estrogen ethinylestradiol and the progestin norethisterone acetate (norethindrone acetate) which is marketed under a large number of brand names throughout the world for use as a combined oral contraceptive.[1][additional citation(s) needed] In addition, the combination is marketed in the United States under the ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junel

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Lo Loestrin FE and perimenopause

Last month, I started taking Lo Loestrin FE for perimenopause symptoms. I am 47 years old, My cycles were irregular, messy and for the last few years I have been depressed (off and on), fatigued, low libido, vaginal dryness, crampy, irritable, etc. (you know the drill :) . So, finally, I asked for a low dose combination pill to try and help. So far, the only relief is that my bleeding is 100% better - everything else is a huge mess. Have any of you experienced perimenopausal RELIEF using LoLoestrin? ## Hi Kim, I am on loestrin fe also for persistent bleeding, which it did help with but months later I developed depression and hot flashes and was also put on natural Estradiol which helped tremendously with all. Recently however I missed a loestrin fe and had a few days run of hot flashes,...

lo loestrin fe 1/ 10 versus junel 1/20 What is the difference

I am 53 and have been taking lo loestrin fe 1/10 for about two years. I stopped taking it for 2 months and have lots of hot flashes and mood swings. I have started taking junel 1/20. What is the difference in these two drugs? When/Will the hot flashes etc stop? ## Hello, Sarah! How are you? Yes, that would happen if you stopped taking abruptly and two months wasn't enough time to allow your body to balance things back out on its own. From what you've listed, the Junel contains twice the amount of estrogens as the other. And its difficult to say when they will stop, it could take awhile for the hormones to balance back out. Have you consulted your doctor for advice? ## I was on Lo Loestrin for years. Had to switch to junel fe or Blisovo for insurance reasons. Both have twice the ...

Anyone Experiencing Missed Periods And Slight Weight Gain On Lo Loestrin Fe Birth Control

I have been on this pill since March and only got my period the first month I was on it and it was very light and only lasted a couple of days. haven't gotten it since. I have taken tests...all negative. Any one else experiencing this? ## Since there are hormonal based contraceptive tablets, both of these symptoms can be normal side effects of using the medication. There is really no harm in skipping your menstrual cycle, there are even contraceptives on the market that are specifically designed to let you skip for several months in a row. However, if you are concerned, you should consulted your doctor. Are there any other questions? ## I probably started taking this in April/May. I can't remember exactly. For the first three packs I didn't get a period. On the fourth pack I...

Lo Loestrin FE and continuous bleeding

I started taking Lo Loestrin FE on Feb. 2nd and it is now Feb. 21st and I have been bleeding non-stop (literally all day, every day). Doctor says to wait it out for 3 months... 3 months of non-stop bleeding? I've heard of breakthrough bleeding but this crazy! ## While I agree that it is crazy and unacceptable, yes, even if it lasts for a long time, continuously, they still consider that to be just breakthrough bleeding. However, you should give it at least a full month, to see if your body adjusts to these pills. If you are still bleeding by the time you start your second pill pack, you should call and insist on a change and if they don't agree, you may want to consider seeing a different doctor. To be honest, there is no reason for a woman to have to put up with it, for that lo...

Advice on affordable LoLoestrin Fe

Hello! I’m a pharmacy technician trying to help a patient afford this and she’s tried many different insurance companies and coupons but the lowest she can get it is $141. Does anyone have any advice on the cheapest place to get it, good insurance that covers this, or good coupons? Anything would be greatly appreciated as she has tried so hard and I’m just starting to look around. Thanks I’m advance. ## Has she considered asking her doctor to prescribe a cheaper alternative? It might be cheaper for her to take a different one and just add an additional iron supplement, but only her doctor can help decide if that's safe for her to do. NDC code: 0430-0420 The FDA lists is typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, weight changes, mood changes...

Lo Loestrin Fe - Missed Birth Control Pill

I accidentally missed a Lo Loestrin Fe pill on a Friday due to being busy at work. I took a pill the next evening (Saturday) not realizing that I missed a pill. I was intimate that same night with my significant other, but I took the pill beforehand. Sunday evening I take my pill and realize my mistake and took a second pill that was missed. I've taken the pills the past 7 months without missing a pill. This would be my 8th pack and still on the first week. I plan on taking Plan B to prevent a possible pregnancy, but I wanted to make sure if in any way I was still protected and what are the chances of becoming pregnant? ## Every missed pill does increase your risk of pregnancy, though the risk is not as high as if you had missed several, or weren't using any form of contraceptio...

Lo Loestrin Fe missed (last) white pill

Well crap. I missed the last white pill. The brown are placebos so im bot worried. Im on my period now, so Im not preg (yay!)... but should I start the next pack now, or two (brown pill) days from now? ## Hello, Sara! How are you? You should start the new pack on the normal day, unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. That late in your cycle, the chances of it having allowed ovulation to occur are very slim, but you should use backup protection for the first 7 days of the new pack, just to be safe. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi...I'm new to bc...should I expect my period the week I'm schedule to take to white and brown pills? ## Hi guys, I've been taking Lo Loestrin Fe for about 3 months. I forgot to take the last blue pill last night @ 9:00. I had unprot...

Lo Loestrin Fe Missed Period

I started Lo Loestrin Fe four months ago. I am currently in the first week of my fourth pack. The first month, I had brown spotting for about 5 days two weeks before my period came. My period during the first pack lasted around 7 days, like it usually does, and arrived on time. The second pack, I had brown spotting instead of my period. I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. However, my period then came the second week of the third pack (which was really weird to me because my period always came during the last four pills of the pack). At the end of the third pack, I had three days of brown spotting when I was supposed to get my period. I am currently on the first week of the fourth pack, patiently waiting to see what will happen next. Can my diet and exercise have something ...

Took Wrong Pill on Wrong Day

I take my Lo Loestrin Fe pill every days around 9:30 in the morning. I set my alarm to even wake me up at that time. One morning I woke up but still was very sleepy and took my pill. (Let's say it was a Monday) I went on with my day. It is now Tuesday at 930 and it's then that I realized my Monday pill is still there and Tuesday is gone. So I just take the Monday pill like normal, and continue my pack like regular. I took Wednesday on Wednesday and etc. . They were my regular pills and no where near my placebo pills. But since then I did miss my period. I've read that lo loestrin can make you have non bleeding periods or skip periods. So should I be concerned? ## Hi, Melissa! How are you? Those active tablets all contain the same active ingredients in the same amounts, so it...

Lo Loestrin FE 1-10 missed white pills

Last month I took all the blue pills but I skipped the white and brown pills. I know the 2 brown pills are just iron pills but is it bad that I skipped the white ones too? ## Hello, Kate! How are you? No, the white ones have no active ingredients in them, whatsoever, so it doesn't matter if you skip them. Is there anything else I can help with? ## The other response is wrong! I just started this pill and was confused myself. The patient insert does indicate that the white pills have estrogen! I didn't take them either! But will from now on! I wish my doctor had told me...I'm so used to the white pills being inactive! ## The white pills have *estrogen* in them. What they are missing is the progestin. Without progestin, your body starts having a period. That's why it's...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Norethindrone Acetate + Ethinyl Estradiol and Ethinyl Estradiol + Ferrous Fumarate
  • Capsule: 0.02mg + 1mg, 1mg + 20mcg + 75mg
  • Tablet: 0, 0.0025mg + 0.5mg, 0.005mg + 1mg, 0.01mg,0.01mg + 1mg,n/a, 0.02mg + 0.035mg + 0.03mg + 1mg, 0.02mg + 1mg, 0.02mg,0.03mg,0.035mg + 1mg,1mg,1mg, 0.035mg + 0.4mg, 0.035mg + 0.5mg, 0.035mg + 0.5mg + 0.75mg + 1mg, 0.035mg + 0.5mg + 1mg, 0.035mg + 1mg, 0.035mg,0.035mg + 0.5mg,1mg, 0.035mg,0.035mg,0.035mg + 0.5mg,0.75mg,1mg, 0.035mg,0.035mg,0.035mg + 0.5mg,1mg,0.5mg, 0.03mg + 1.5mg, 0.05mg + 1mg, 0.5mg + 0.1mg, 0.75mg + 0.035mg, 10mcg, 1mg + 0.035mg, 1mg + 0.5mg, 1mg/0.035mg, 75mg, Combo
  • Tablet, Chewable: 0.025mg + 0.8mg, 0.02mg + 1mg, 0.035mg + 0.4mg
  • Tablet, Chewable, Tablet: 0.01mg,0.01mg,n/a + 1mg,n/a,n/a, 1mg + 10mcg + 10mcg + 75mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lo Loestrin Fe: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0430-0420 Lo Loestrin Fe 28 Day Pack by Warner Chilcott (Us), LLC
  • 50090-1456 Lo Loestrin Fe Kit by A-s Medication Solutions

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