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Lo Loestrin Fe Medication
What medication can I take for a runny nose/ cold while on birth control lo loestrin fe. I have only been on birth control for almost 2 months?
Over the counter: You can take any over the counter cold medication preparation while on Lo Loestrin Fe. No drug drug interactions between Lo Loestrin Fe and cold medications. ...Read more
You will have it: Your period may be light, you may skip, but you may well have one. ...Read more
EFFECTIVENESS: 95%Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on how late:
If you are late by a day or two it will be ok for protection against pregnancy.But if you are late by several days than I will use alternate method for birth control.
Birth control pills work by preventing ovulation and if ovulation has occurred you can get pregnant. ...Read more
No: If you just started that OC, you need to use back up for the first month. No OC is 99.9% effective during the first month. ...Read more
Yes, needs to be: Consistent. If you are starting from scratch, begin Loestrin 24 Fe on day 1 of period or on 1st sunday after day 1. Use white tab x 24 days & then brown tab x 4 days. If you start on a sunday – use back up protection until you have taken the white pill x 7 straight days. ...Read more
Yes: Make sure you take it everyday about the same time each day. ...Read more
Opt for safer ways: Your risks may be low, yet most effective reversible ways to prevent pregnancy are the IUD's and the subdermal implants. If you do not want to become pregnant any more or ever, consider having a tubal occlusion procedure either by hysteroscopy or laparoscopy. Consult a gynecologist who is knowledgeable and can provide you a more personalized advice or convince your sex partner to have a vasectomy ...Read more
Yes: You are still protected but may have some break thru bleeding. You might try setting an alarm on your phone to help you remember. It works for a lot of my patients. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm on Lo Loestrin fe and take my pills every night at the same time. Will lipstick with St. John's Wort affect my bc?
No: But why would anyone make or use any lipstick with this in it? Makes no sense. ...Read more
On Lo Loestrin Fe. Started new cycle and took first pill of new pack at 3:30PM instead of the usual 10:30PM. Am I protected? It's my second pack.
Yes: As long as you take it every day, then you are protected. If you miss a dose, take two the next day. It is ideal for you to take it the same time every day so it can mimic an appropriate hormonal cycle. Try setting an alarm on your phone. Take care! ...Read more
Lo Loestrin FE. Want to change the time I take pill. Starting a new pack today. Can I take my pill 3:30PM instead of 10:30PM and still be protected?
BCP timing: If you are taking the pill earlier than usual, you will be protected. If the pill is taken longer than 24 hrs (especially extreme low dose pills like LoLoestrin), I would use back up like condoms for the remainder of the cycle and continue at the new time. ...Read more
I'm on lo loestrin Fe. I forgot to take my pill Saturday and Sunday, second week. I took both on Sunday at 1am. Should I take two more today Monday?
That depends.: If you are starting from scratch, begin Loestrin 24 Fe on day 1 of period or on 1st sunday after day 1. Use white tab x 24 days & then brown tab x 4 days. If you start on a sunday – use back up protection until you have taken the white pill x 7 straight days. Over a one year period if the loestrin24 fe is taken correctly (no missed pills) the pregnancy rate is about 1%. ...Read more