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Lo Loestrin Fe

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind when using Lo Loestrin Fe include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take Lo Loestrin Fe with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Each pack of Lo Loestrin Fe contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one right away. You will probably get your period during the last few days of the pack or, sometimes, during the first few days of the new pack.
  • It is very important to take Lo Loestrin Fe every day and at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that will be easy to remember, such as at bedtime. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk for pregnancy.
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for seven days.
  • If you vomit or have diarrhea within three or four hours after taking a pill, you should consider this to be the same as missing a pill.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Lo Loestrin Fe will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard dose of Lo Loestrin Fe, regardless of your age, weight, or medical conditions. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Lo Loestrin Fe Dosage for more information.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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