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What does loestrin help with?
This combination hormone medication is used to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones: norethindrone (a progestin) and ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). It works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle.
What are the side effects of Loestrin?
Nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the ankles/feet (fluid retention), or weight change may occur. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use.
Does loestrin stop periods?
While taking Lo Loestrin Fe for pregnancy prevention, most women had a period that lasted LESS THAN 2 DAYS per cycle, on average. LIGHTER THAN NORMAL. It’s not uncommon to miss a period while on birth control pills.
What birth control is similar to loestrin?
Lo Loestrin Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) Lo/Ovral (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) Ortho-Novum (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol) Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)
Is loestrin a good birth control?
Lo Loestrin Fe is effective at preventing pregnancy. Your chance of getting pregnant depends on how well you follow the directions for taking your birth control pills. The better you follow the directions, the less chance you have of getting pregnant.
Why was loestrin discontinued?
Galen Pharma have announced that following manufacturing issues with Loestrin 20 and 30, they will be discontinuing both products.
Can loestrin cause weight gain?
Lo Loestrin Fe may cause weight gain as a side effect. Talk to your doctor if this is a concern for you. Some women gain weight on birth control due to increased appetite, while others gain weight due to water retention.
What is the most popular birth control pill?
Here are the 5 most commonly prescribed oral contraceptives in the United States, in both brand and generic form: Ortho Tri-Cyclen ($50.15); generics tri-sprintec ($9) and tri-previfem ($8.92) combination triphasic pill. Alesse (discontinued); generics orsythia ($14.92) and aviane ($14.91) combination monophasic pill.
Can birth control make your VAG tighter?
It found that after only three months of use, some pill users had thinner labia, smaller clitorises and a decreased entrance of the vagina that correlated with increased pain during intercourse.
Does loestrin make your breasts bigger?
Starting to take the pill can stimulate the breasts to grow. However, any increase in size is typically slight. Within a few months of taking the pill, the breasts generally return to their regular size. This usually also happens if a person stops taking the pill.
Can you still get loestrin?
Loestrin® 20 and 30 (norethisterone-containing combined-oral contraceptives with 20 and 30mcg ethinylestradiol) are no longer being manufactured.
Does the pill make your boobs grow?