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Loestrin 1.5/30 birth control pills

Loestrin 1.5/30 birth control pills

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What is Loestrin 1.5/30 birth control pills?

Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 is a combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP) 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

How to Use Loestrin Fe 1.5/30

Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Most women find that taking Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 before bedtime or with your largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other side effects. 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. These seven tablets do have ferrous fumarate to prevent anemia from the blood loss with monthly bleeds.

Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 Dosage

Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 birth control pills have two main ingredients: 1.5 mg of norethindrone and 30 mcgs of Ethinyl estradiol in each of the 21 first tablets, plus 7 tablets of 75 mg ferrous sulfate.

Benefits of Loestrin Fe 1.5/30

Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7-day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.

You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Just skip the last week of pills and go straight into the next pack. See our CEO/Founder’s talk at the bottom of this page.

Reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods and more.

Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Loestrin Fe 1.5/30. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common. The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW EFFECTIVE IS LOESTRIN FE 1.5/30?

Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 is as effective as any other birth control pill. Birth control pills are 99.7% effective if perfectly used (in a research study) and 93% effective in “regular use” (when real people use it and mess up every now and then).

HOW MUCH IS LOESTRIN FE 1.5/30 WITHOUT INSURANCE?

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 is quite expensive since it is a brand name ($234 per pack). You can save money as well by choosing any other Junel Fe 1.5/30 generics, such as Larin FE 1.5/30, Aurovela FE 1.5/30, Blisovi Fe 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1.5/30 for as low as $21 per pack. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.

HOW DOES LOESTRIN FE 1.5/30 WORK?

Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 uses a blend of two hormones, estrogen and progestin, to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.

HOW LONG DOES LOESTRIN FE 1.5/30 TAKE TO WORK?

Theoretically, it’s effective immediately (if you start on your period) vs. other times, you need to use backup for 7 days. To be absolutely safe we recommend backup or abstain for the first month. For more information, click here.

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING LOESTRIN FE 1.5/30 PILL?

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 Loestrin Fe 1.5/30. 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 Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 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.

DOES LOESTRIN FE 1.5/30 STOP YOUR PERIOD?

No, Loestrin Fe 1.3/30 birth control does not usually stop your periods. There are 28 tablets on each packet and you should have a withdrawal bleed at some point during the last 7 days of each pack (aka placebo/sugar pill week). If you want to skip your period you can use Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 for that. Learn more about #PeriodsOptional and how to skip your period here.

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