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Loestrin 1.5/30 Birth Control Pills

Loestrin 1.5/30 Birth Control Pills

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FREE with insurance, $20/Pack without (generic equivalent)

FREE with insurance, $20/Pack without (generic equivalent)

FREE Delivery & Goodies

FREE Delivery & Goodies

Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit and pharmacy lines)

Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit and pharmacy lines)

What is Loestrin 1.5/30 Birth Control Pills?

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Health Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs), IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide. Read More

How to Use Loestrin 1.5/30

Loestrin 1.5/30 is super easy to use.

Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Loestrin before bedtime or just after their evening meal reduces nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to seven sugar pills (placebo pills).

These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to keep you in the habit of taking your pill every day.

Loestrin 1.5/30 Dosage

Loestrin 1/20 uses a combination of two hormones progestin (Norgestimate Acetate 1.5mg) and estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol, 0.03 mg) to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.

Benefits of Loestrin 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])
  • Improves acne.

Loestrin 1.5/30 Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Loestrin 1.5/30.

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

DOES LOESTRIN 1.5/30 CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

There is no direct link between Loestrin 1.5/30 and weight gain. Some women experience changes in their appetite that may lead to weight gain while taking Loestrin 1.5/30. Others may find that their bodies retain more fluid while taking Loestrin 1.5/30, even though they actually don’t gain any body fat.

ANY OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LOESTRIN 1.5/30?

One of our Patient Care Advisors or licensed physicians will always review the medications and supplements you’re currently taking before prescribing Loestrin 1.5/30. Certain drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription) can interact with Loestrin 1.5/30 and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Drugs that may interact with Loestrin 1.5/30 include HIV drugs, anti-seizure drugs, antibiotics, and even herbal supplements like St. John’s wort.

Women who have high blood pressure or take medications to control blood pressure should not take Loestrin 1.5/30 Our Pandia Health medical team recommends other options including progestin-only pill (POPs), IUDs with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), copper IUDs, implants (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

HOW MUCH IS LOESTRIN 1.5/30 WITHOUT INSURANCE?

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Loestrin 1.5/30 is a pretty affordable birth control pill, being $22 per pack. You can also save money by choosing any other Loestrin 1.5/30 generic equivalent such as Larin 1.5/30,  1.5/30, Aurovela 1.5/30, Hailey 1.5/30 for $22 per pack or $0 with insurance. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF LOESTRIN 1.5/30?

 

You shouldn’t smoke anyway, but especially not if you take estrogen containing birth control pills like Loestrin 1.5/30. Smoking increases the risk of serious side effects like blood clots, especially in women who are older than 35.

Don’t take Loestrin 1.5/30 if you’re allergic to any of its ingredients. Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to Loestrin 1.5/30 are rare and usually very mild and may include itching, hives, or dizziness. Serious allergic reactions to Loestrin 1.5/30 can occur in very rare cases. Stop taking Loestrin 1.5/30 and call 911 immediately if you experience swelling in the lips, mouth, or tongue, or if you have a hard time breathing.

Loestrin 1.5/30 isn’t for everyone. Women with a history of certain medical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver cancer, or severe migraines should not take Loestrin 1.5/30. Our Pandia Health Care Advisors are standing by to help you figure out the best birth control method given your health history.

HOW EASY IS IT TO GET LOESTRIN 1.5/30?

It’s easy to get Loestrin 1.5/30 at just about any pharmacy near you with a doctor’s prescription. Concerned about your privacy? Our doctor-founded, doctor-led team at Pandia Health is happy to help you get Loestrin 1.5/30 or any other birth control you need, discreetly and conveniently.

If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! Pandia Health has a range of payment options.

DOES LOESTRIN 1.5/30 BIRTH CONTROL CAUSE INFERTILITY?

It’s not true that Loestrin 1.5/30 causes infertility. If you’re taking Loestrin 1.5/30 and want to have a baby, talk to your doctor and then stop taking the medication. Normal fertility should return within one or two menstrual cycles after your last pill. Dr. Yen explains more about birth control and infertility in this video. Watch to learn more!

 

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