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Loestrin Fe is a type of birth control pill that works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus. There is only one standard dosage of Loestrin Fe -- one tablet taken once a day, at the same time every day. Possible side effects include headaches, nausea, and breakthrough bleeding.
What Is Loestrin Fe?Loestrin® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill (technically known as an oral contraceptive). The following generic birth control pills are equivalent to Loestrin Fe:
- Gildess® Fe (made by Patheon, Inc., for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals USA)
- Microgestin® Fe (made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
- Junel® Fe (made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA)
- Larin™ Fe (made by Novast Laboratories Ltd. for Northstar Rx LLC).