Larin Fe 1/20 is a combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills) that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Read More
Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day.
Most women find that taking Larin Fe 1/20 before bedtime or with your largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other side effects. With Larin Fe 1/20, after taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to seven inactive pills.
These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to get you in the habit of taking your pill every day. With the Fe, the 7 pills have ferrous fumarate to prevent anemia from blood loss with monthly bleeds.
Larin Fe 1/20 has two main active ingredients: norethindrone and Ethinyl estradiol. Each white tablet (21 tablets per pack) has 1 mg norethindrone + 20 mcgs of Ethinyl estradiol (EE). The white tablets are followed by 7 tablets of 75 mg ferrous sulfate.
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Larin Fe 1/20.
Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, lighter bleeds, and fewer mood swings are fairly common.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented, such as blood clots in the head (a severe new headache, causing double vision, or stroke), blood clots in the chest causing severe shortness of breath, blood clots in the abdomen (causing abdominal pain), blood clots in the leg causing leg swelling and pain.
These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare. The risk is about 3-6 women out of 10,000 per year using the medication might get a blood clot.
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Some women may experience weight gain when taking Larin Fe 1/20 and other birth control pills. While there’s a chance that the hormones can give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat).
Every prescription comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including with Larin Fe 1/20. The symptoms are usually mild and include: rashes, itching, dizziness. A severe allergic reaction would be: trouble breathing, and swollen lips, throat, or tongue. If this happens, call 911! Depending on your medical history, hormone-based birth control may not be for you. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your physician or one of our helpful Pandia Health Patient Care Advisors before you get started on Larin Fe 1/20, especially if you’ve health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.
Larin Fe 1/20 should be available at just about any pharmacy in your area. It does require a prescription from a doctor, though. If you’re hesitant to approach your doctor about Larin Fe 1/20 or simply prefer the privacy, convenience, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have licensed, birth control passionate doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept most forms of private insurance at Pandia Health.
As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or Pandia Health Care Advisor before starting on Larin Fe 1/20. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something that seems relatively harmless such as St. John’s wort can cause Larin Fe 1/20 to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.
If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Larin Fe 1/20 is pretty affordable since it is a generic brand, being $21 per pack or $16/pack when buying 3 packs or more at a time. You can save money as well by choosing any other Larin Fe 1/20 generics, such as Gildess FE 1/20, Aurovela FE 1/20, Junel FE 1/20, Tarina FE 1/20, Hailey FE 1/20 for as low as $16/pack when ordering 3 packs at a time. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.
No, Larin Fe 1/20 birth control does not stop your periods. There are 28 tablets on each packet and you will have a bleed on the last 7 days of each pack (aka placebo week). If you want to skip your period you can use Larin Fe 1/20 for it. Learn more about #PeriodsOptional and how to skip your period here.