Lo Loestrin Fe Birth Control Information

If you are looking for a birth control pill to help prevent pregnancy, your healthcare provider may prescribe Lo LoestrinTM Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol). It is a combined hormonal contraceptive (containing both an estrogen and a progestin), and is one of the newer, "ultra low-dose" oral contraceptives.
This birth control pill is taken every day. It is important to take the pill at the same time every day, as taking it late or missing doses could cause unintentional pregnancy. Although many women tolerate it well, side effects are possible and can include nausea, vomiting, and headaches.
Before using this form of birth control, make sure to review the safety information for Lo Loestrin Fe. This pill may not be suitable for all women, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any medical conditions, such as diabetes or depression, or are taking any other type of medicine, including nonprescription medications, herbal supplements, or vitamins.
(For more information on this birth control pill, click Lo Loestrin Fe. This article provides a complete overview of this contraceptive, explaining how it works, what to expect while taking it, and what to tell your healthcare provider before using it.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD