Loestrin 24 Fe Birth Control

One of the many types of birth control pills available is Loestrin® 24 Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol). This medication, which is only available by prescription, contains a lower dose of hormones compared to older birth control pills. However, it works in the same manner, preventing pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation.
Each pack of Loestrin 24 Fe contains 28 pills. These should be taken in order and ideally at the same time each day. Taking birth control pills consistently helps minimize the risk of unwanted pregnancy. If you find that you are having trouble remembering to take this medicine every day, you may want to talk to your healthcare provider about a different form of contraception.
(Click Loestrin 24 Fe to learn more about this birth control pill, including additional effects on the body, possible side effects, and what to do if you miss a dose.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD