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Loestrin Fe

What If I Take an Overdose of Loestrin Fe?

Women who take too much Loestrin Fe may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Other menstrual irregularities.
(Click Loestrin Fe Overdose for more information.)

How Should It Be Stored?

Keep Loestrin Fe tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day. Keep the package at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Keep Loestrin Fe and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose?

Missing doses of Loestrin Fe increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle (see Loestrin Fe Dosage). If you are not sure what to do, refer to the patient information that comes with each pack of Loestrin Fe, or consult your healthcare provider.

Strengths of Loestrin Fe

Loestrin Fe comes in two different strengths:
  • Loestrin Fe 1/20 -- Contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following ingredients:
    • First 21 tablets -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.02 mg (20 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol
    • Last 7 tablets -- 75 mg ferrous fumarate (iron)
  • Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 -- Contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following ingredients:
    • First 21 tablets -- 1.5 mg of norethindrone and 0.03 mg (30 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol
    • Last 7 tablets -- 75 mg of ferrous fumarate (iron).
(For information on plain Loestrin without iron or Loestrin 24 Fe, see Loestrin or Loestrin 24 Fe, respectively.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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