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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?

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

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Will taking two white pills of lo loestrin fe hurt you?

Will taking two white pills of lo loestrin fe hurt you?

No: The white pills in Lo Loestrin Fe just contain 10 micrograms of estrogen. Its a low dose and taking 2 of them won't hurt you. And you are still protected from pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the differences between lo loestrin fe and loestrin?

What are the differences between lo loestrin fe and loestrin?

Ferrous fumarate: Loestrin 24 Fe = ethinyl estradiol, norethindrone and ferrous fumarate. Loestrin = Norethindrone/Ethinyl estradiol . ...Read more

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What do the white pills in Lo Loestrin Fe do?

What do the white pills in Lo Loestrin Fe do?

Birth control: There are 26 pills which contain hormones and then the last two are reminder pills to help keep you on track taking one pill per day ...Read more

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How long does it take for lo loestrin fe to work?

How long does it take for lo loestrin fe to work?

1 week: If you started it on the 1st day of your menstruation, it works right away. Otherwise,
it is better to wait for a week. ...Read more

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What happens if I begin lo loestrin fe a little late?

What happens if I begin lo loestrin fe a little late?

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

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Is lo loestrin fe 99.9% effective after first 7 days of use?

Is lo loestrin fe 99.9% effective after first 7 days of use?

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

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Do you have to take lo loestrin fe every 24 hours for it to be effective?

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

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Dr gave me lo loestrin fe to take but I smoke and am over 35 should I take it or not.

Dr gave me lo loestrin fe to take but I smoke and am over 35 should I take it or not.

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

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I usually my lo loestrin fe at 9 but I took it 2 hours late at 11:05. Am I still protected?

I usually my lo loestrin fe at 9 but I took it 2 hours late at 11:05. Am I still protected?

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

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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.

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

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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

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Does lo loestrin fe work if he cum in me?

Does lo loestrin fe work if he cum in me?

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

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Will I be estrogen deprived on lo loestrin fe?

Will I be estrogen deprived on lo loestrin fe?

No: It is only "lo lo" with respect to other birth control pills on the market, but still contains significant estrogen. ...Read more

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I have breakthrough bleeding on lo loestrin fe?

I have breakthrough bleeding on lo loestrin fe?

Break through bleed: That is a possible side effect with Loestrin fe. ...Read more

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