Larin Fe Dosage

The only dosage of Larin Fe recommended for preventing pregnancy is one tablet taken once a day, at the same time every day. It is important to know exactly what to do if you forget to take a pill, as this increases your chances of pregnancy. The last seven tablets in each Larin Fe package contain iron, which may help prevent anemia.


An Introduction to Your Dosage of Larin Fe

It is important to take Larin™ Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) exactly as directed. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Although the contraceptive is effective when taken as directed, not taking it correctly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
Larin Fe comes in two different strengths: Larin Fe 1/20 (a lower dose of hormones) and Larin Fe 1.5/30 (a slightly higher dose of hormones). Your healthcare provider will choose the best dosage of Larin Fe for you based on several factors, especially your response to other birth control pills in the past. However, the instructions for taking the pills (and what to do about missed pills) are the same for both strengths.

Larin Fe Dosing Basics

These instructions may seem obvious to you, but they may not be obvious to all women, especially those who have never taken birth control pills before. Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not let any days pass between packs (this may take a little planning, as you will need a new pack ready), even if you are still having your period.
The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets do not contain any hormones, although they do contain a little iron, which may help prevent anemia from blood loss during your period. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period. Sometimes, you may have breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. If this happens, keep taking Larin Fe as usual.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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