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Larin Fe

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Larin Fe if you have:
   
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
   
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Larin Fe to learn more, including information on who should not take the contraceptive.)
 

How Does It Work?

Larin Fe is a combined oral contraceptive, the most common type of birth control pill. It is a combined oral contraceptive because it contains a combination of two different types of hormones. It contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone). The hormones in Larin Fe prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries).
 
Larin Fe also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. It also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 
The first 21 tablets in each pack of Larin Fe contain the active hormones. The last seven tablets do not contain any hormones, but they do contain iron. This may help replace the iron you lose when you have your period, which may help prevent anemia. However, the benefit of taking iron for just seven days a month is questionable.
 
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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