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Loestrin 24 Fe Warnings and Precautions

There are numerous Loestrin 24 Fe warnings and precautions to be aware of, including potential side effects or complications that may occur with this form of birth control. Loestrin 24 Fe may increase the risk of blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and benign liver tumors. You should not use this combined oral contraceptive if you have liver disease, severe hypertension, or heart disease.

In 2013, the manufacturer of Loestrin 24 Fe decided to stop making this medication and replace it with Minastrin™ 24 Fe, which comes in exactly the same strengths but is chewable. 

Loestrin 24 Fe: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Loestrin® 24 Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Will be having surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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