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Loestrin Fe

Dosing Information

There is only one standard dose of Loestrin Fe, regardless of age, weight, or medical conditions. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Loestrin Fe Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, Loestrin Fe can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of birth control pills include but are not limited to:
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Nausea (with or without vomiting)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Headaches.
(Click Loestrin Fe Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Loestrin Fe

Loestrin Fe can interact with several other medications (see Loestrin Fe Drug Interactions).

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Loestrin Fe if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Loestrin Fe Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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