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Lo Loestrin Fe Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Lo Loestrin Fe?

You should avoid Lo Loestrin Fe if you:
  • Are allergic to it, to norethindrone, to ethinyl estradiol, or to any of the inactive components used to make the birth control pill. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have a blood clotting disorder that causes you to clot too easily, or have ever had a blood clot.
  • Have heart disease.
  • Have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke).
  • Have problems with your heart (such as atrial fibrillation or heart valve problems) that increase your risk for blood clots.
  • Have uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
  • Have headaches with neurological symptoms (such as migraines with aura).
  • Have any type of migraine and are over the age of 35.
  • Have a history of breast cancer or any other estrogen- or progestin-sensitive cancer.
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  • Have liver tumors or liver disease.
  • Are pregnant (or think you may be pregnant).
  • Are a smoker and over the age of 35.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Lo Loestrin Fe should not be taken, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before using this birth control pill. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with Lo Loestrin Fe that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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