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A 22-year-old female asked:

Effective to take several loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg norethindrone acetate) instead of plan b emergency contraceptive? how many pills?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
EC: Although there are at least a dozen types of birth control pills that can be dosed as an emergency contraceptive, I can find no source that includes Loestrin among them. Perhaps someone else has a regimen, but I recommend getting Plan B or the like to ensure you get the maximum benefit.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Loestrin: (ethinyl estradiol & norethindrone acetate) would not be an effective choice for emergency contraception (https://www.drugs.com/cons/lo-loestrin-fe.html)

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