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Lo Loestrin Fe Vs Yaz
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
Usually that: Should not happen, but if you miss a pill , or did not absorb the pill properly, which could happen if you were taking an antibiotic for an infection or if you vomited a pill, u could break thru ovulate and get pregnant, no birth control is 100% that is a very good pill and the #1 pill i prescribe esp for my pts in late 30s and 40s as it has the least hormones which is safer. ...Read more
It should: Yes Lo Loestrin should still work, be in close relationship with your MD who prescribed it to you so you can keep up with any side effect (should not have much). You may experience irregular periods the first 1-2 months but after that should be regulated. Check your hemoglobin/anemia regularly as well. ...Read more
I've been on lo loestrin fe for 3 months and i've been shedding more hair than usual . Will it stop?
Never missed a pill on lo loestrin fe but maybe off timing by give or take a few hours. Still 99.9% effective?
Yes: Missing the pill by a few hours will still be effective, but try and stay regular to assure compliance and a definitive steady state level in your system. Best wishes. ...Read more
Its my third pack of lo loestrin fe. I was 38 minutes late taking the first pill of new pack. Am I protected still?
Still protected: You should still have adequate protectionGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm taking lo loestrin fe and I accidentally dropped the first white active pill down the drain. What do I do now?
It is alright.: Do not panic. This is a common mistake. You should contact your doctor and he/she can rewrite a prescription for you which you can pick up at your local pharmacy. Another option would be to go directly to the pharmacy where you picked up the medication and they may be able to replace it for you. Hope that 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
I've been off Lo Loestrin Fe for 6 months now and I've been bleeding for almost a month. From March 10 -current. What's going on?
Dose adjustment: Talk to your GYN doc about it. ...Read more
I've been on lo loestrin fe for about 6 months now and I have occasional break through bleeding. Does this mean I am not protected?
Low dose OCPs: Breakthrough bleeding is much more common is the low dose pills. The pregnancy rate is similar to regular dose pills, but the breakthrough bleeding rate is higher. If you are missing any doses on the low dose pills, you certainly have a much higher pregnancy rate. It may be time for a change in your pill. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting vulvodynia from being on lo loestrin fe for five months studies show there is a correlation with this?
On 8th pack of lo loestrin fe, took first pill of new pack 2.5 hours late then continued taking pills normally.Did this affect my protection that week?
No effect: Taking a pill a few hours late is not going to impact their effectiveness. ...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
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?
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