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Doctor insights on: Loestrin 21 1 20 Single Phase Contraceptive

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Can loestrin fe 1/20 be used as an emergency contraceptive in replace of plan b?

Can loestrin fe 1/20 be used as an emergency contraceptive in replace of plan b?

Easier ways: Sure but Plan B is available over the counter. It is more effective and causes less nausea since it does not contain estrogen. The easiest thing to do is to buy this over the counter and take it within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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Birth Control (Definition)

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How effective of a contraceptive is lo loestrin Fe?

How effective of a contraceptive is lo loestrin Fe?

Very effective: very important that it be taken daily. preferably at the same time each day If you forget to take pill for one day, you can take 2 pills on next day to catch up ...Read more

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Which lo loestrin fe pills do I take for emergency contraceptive?

Which lo loestrin fe pills do I take for emergency contraceptive?

NONE: The suggests these as effective, 1 dose within 72 hrs and 1 dose 12 hrs after 1st dose: ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) (1 dose is 2 white pills), Alesse (1 dose is 5 pink pills), nordette or levlen (1 dose is 2 light orange pills), lo/ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) (1 dose is 4 white pills), triphasil or tri-levlen (1 dose is 4 yellow pills). Alternatively, buy one of the commercially available kits (eg, planb). ...Read more

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Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

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. ...Read more

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What dose should i take lo loestrin fe as an emergency contraceptive and should i continue to use them after once daily? will it mess up my period?

What dose should i take lo loestrin fe as an emergency contraceptive and should i continue to use them after once daily? will it mess up my period?

It might work: Night estrogen content is low . Better off to go jut plan B and Be safe. YESIt probably will mess up your period for 1/2 cycles ...Read more

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Can lo loestrin fe birth control pills be used as emergency contraceptives?Took 2 pills after unprotected sex and 2 more the next day, am i ok?

Can lo loestrin fe birth control pills be used as emergency contraceptives?Took 2 pills after unprotected sex and 2 more the next day, am i ok?

Yes probably : For info on emergency contraception, see ec.Princeton.Edu you didn't take them exactly as is recommended . Have you considered other bc options like iud or implant? The most effective methods and very easy. ...Read more

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Does levetiracetam has no influence on the working of oral contraceptive pill? My doctor said I have to take a heavier one...?

Does levetiracetam has no influence on the working of oral contraceptive pill? My doctor said I have to take a heavier one...?

Keppra (levetiracetam): Keppra (levetiracetam) does have drug drug interactions, and your physician will know (or can easily check), which drugs to avoid. Heavier isn't a word i'd use for contraceptives, but a different one is likely neede it your doc noticed an interaction. ...Read more

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Single Phase Contraceptive (Definition)

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