Loestrin 24 Fe

Active Ingredient(s): Ethinyl Estradiol + Norethindrone Acetate
FDA Approved: * February 17, 2006
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".

Loestrin 24 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 needed] In addition, the combination is marketed in the United States under the brand name FemHRT for use in hormon...

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white round pill wc 530
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small round white pill ## This is a tablet from a pack of female oral contraceptives called Loestrin 24 FE. The FDA its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, spotting, irritability, and PMS-like symptoms. Is there anything else I can help with?
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breast tenderness
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i have only been taking this pill for 9 days i have extremely tender breasts it feels like they are heavy and full of milk. anyone else have this?? ## Yes, very heavy like milk laden. They look great but hurt to touch or even put on bra. This started at day 32 (2nd pack) of chantix. I have quit so am thinking about cutting down on the chantix. ## This can happen with birth control pills and some other drugs as well. As a side effect, it should wear off as your body gets used to the new medication, if it doesn't, then you will need to speak to your doctor about trying other options. ## I had the same problem with these pills. My breasts hurt so bad i didnt even want a tshirt touching them. My second month on loestrinfe i bled for 12days and then no period when i was supposed to...Jus...
Updated 2 months ago.
Extreme Side Effects After STOPPING Loestrin
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I am 21 and I had been on Loestrin 24 fe for about a year and a half and I started getting anxiety and depression. I also had some vision problems that happened to me as well. After I realized that all my symptoms were because of the pill I immediately stopped. I have been off of it for about 6 months now and I am still struggling. I have had major anxiety and panic attacks and I have also had huge mood swings, foggy thinking and extreme irritability. I have no idea what is going on but these pills have really messed me up. Has anyone else had these problems? I just want to feel better and any advice would be really great. Thanks. ## I'm 21 and started taking this bc in January and sense then I have also developed anxiety! I also have not had a period since March 8 and I'm not p...
Updated 2 months ago.
i had a stroke on loestrin, and numbing, dizzy, etc
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2 wks ago i had a stroke, i am incredibly fit and eat healthy all my doc reports said they had no idea why at a the young age of 40, i would have a stroke. i have no health issues. i decided it's probably the pill since every side effect of any pill is blood clots and strokes. BINGO! I CALLED MY OB AND SHE SAID STOP IMMEDIATELY. i am also CALLING THE FDA # ON THE LOESTRIN SITE FOR THESE TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS. DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU END UP IN THE HOSPITAL ## Wow, I am so sorry, that's horrible. However, the possibility of blood clots and stroke happening are true of any hormonal based contraceptive, not just Loestrin. Learn more oral contraceptive details here. It's great that you're reporting it and fantastic of you to post a warning here for others. How are you doing?...
Updated 6 months ago.
Loestrin: took two blue pills in one day by accident
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Hi. I took two of the blue pills in one day by accident. Do I continue the pack like normal the next day? Will anything happen? ## Yes, generally the FDA instructs you to continue taking them as prescribed, but you may experience more side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, spotting, and PMS-like symptoms. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 6 months ago.
Took wrong Loestrin FE pill
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I took my Sunday white pill yesterday, skipping my placebo I was supposed to take, what do I do? ## HI, Annie! How are you? There's really nothing to worry about here, it will really just alter your cycle by a day for the new month of taking them, but you'll still be protected against pregnancy. Unless your doctor instructs you otherwise, you should just toss that placebo pill and continue with the active ones. ## I'm on lo loestrin fe. I was intimate in Saturday, my last week of the pack was from Sunday onward. I accidentally took my 2 white pills a day early, on Tuesday I should've taken my last blue pill and accidentally took a white pill that day and Wednesday so today Thursday my last active pill day I had the last blue pill still remaining and took it since the whi...
Updated 6 months ago.
Switching from loestrin 24 fe to lomedia
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I am one of the customers unhappy with the discontinuation of Loestrin 24 Fe. I saw so many negative reviews with those who switched to Minastrin that I refused to take it despite what my nurse was trying to say. I researched and knew a generic was coming. I have waited since October of last year for Lomedia and picked up my prescription and pills 3 weeks ago. I still haven't taken them because I'd like to know about the experience on these pills. Has anyone taken Lomedia? Please share your experience so we can all be informed. ## Hello, Kimmie! How are you? From what I can find, there is no difference better the Lomedia and LoEstrin FE, the active ingredients and the dosages are the same. The FDA has approved it as a generic equivalent, so you shouldn't have any problems wi...
Updated 7 months ago.
Period while taking active Lomedia 24
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I've been taking lomedia 24 for a few months and I always get my period on the third week of the active pills. I don't understand why I'm still getting periods while I'm taking active pills. Also, Is the entire last week (3whites and 4 brown pills) placebo pills? Because I think since I got my period now, I might as well start a new pack on Sunday and skip the last week since I've already gotten my period, right? Can I just take them pack to pack (first 21 pills then start a new pack) and never get a period? Because I would love thattttt! I just really need advice. ## Hello, Tawanda! How are you? Irregular bleeding can be a normal side effect of hormonal contraceptives according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and PMS-like symptom...
Updated 9 months ago.
no period for 4 months after taking minastrin 24 fe
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I started taking minastrin 24 few about 6 months ago. I spotted irregularly for the first 2 months but I have had no period since. I've been without a period for 4 months. I even take the four inactive pills and still don't start. I thought the inactive pills were for " period time ". Am I wrong? I hope nothing is wrong. ## Hello, Jenna! How are you? Unless your doctor feels there is some reason to be concerned, it's most likely nothing. Some women just don't experience periods, when taking hormonal contraceptives. Side effects may include irregular cycles, nausea, dizziness, headache, bloating, weight gain and irritability. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My ob/gyn is never concerned with anything. He just blows me off when I want to ask him a questio...
Updated 1 year ago.
Side Effects?
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In January I went to my gyno because I hadn't had my period for a few months and he decided to swith my bc to Loestrin 24 fe. The first 3 months I had my period normally, but I have not had one since March 8! After reading a post on here, I also think the bc could be why I have developed anxiety! I have also been sick off and on with dizzy spells, my migraines have gotten worse, and I have phases when I get extremely naseous and sick after eating. When I talked to my Drs nurse about missing my period she told me that it was normal? I have had off and of spotting and thinking/feeling like I am about to start but I never do. Used to if I missed ONE pill I would start the next day and that hasn't happened. I'm pretty worried that this is the reason I have been feeling so sick a...
Updated 1 year ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Ethinyl Estradiol + Norethindrone Acetate
  • 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 Loestrin 24 Fe: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0430-0530 Loestrin 24 Fe 28 Day Pack by Warner Chilcott (Us), LLC
  • 54868-6100 Loestrin 24 Fe 28 Day Pack by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

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