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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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Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


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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?

Plan B : Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...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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I haven't not missed any of my oral contraceptive pills, but I have had sexual activity without a condom. also this is my second period in one month?

I haven't not missed any of my oral contraceptive pills, but I have had sexual activity without a condom. also this is my second period in one month?

Not pregnant: If you have taken your birth control pills exactly as prescribed then there is very little chance of pregnancy. If you have irregular bleeding on the pills it could be from a number of causes - infections, stress, inadequate ratio of estrogen/progesterone in your pill. See your doctor if the irregular bleeding continues. ...Read more

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My girlfriend recently switched to loestrin birth control from her normal one. She was bad about taking it and missed her period. Is this normal?

My girlfriend recently switched to loestrin birth control from her normal one. She was bad about taking it and missed her period. Is this normal?

Spotting on OCP: Loestrin is a lower dose birth control pill so it may cause spotting for the first several months. This occurs more often if she is physically active, women taking the low dose birth control pills. It may relate to insufficient stimulation of the endometrial lining. If she misses pills often, she is more likely to get pregnant as well. ...Read more

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Out in the sun all day and over heating. 6-7 hours after i took loestrin 24 fe, i had one instance of diarrhea. Will that affect my birth control?

Out in the sun all day and over heating. 6-7 hours after i took loestrin 24 fe, i had one instance of diarrhea. Will that affect my birth control?

No effect: Overheating followed by diarrhea is concerning for dehydration, but effectiveness of your pill should not be an issue in someone who is very conscientious about taking the pill regularly. ...Read more

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I have gotten my period twice in one month for the past two months and I am on birth control why is this happening? I am on loestrin 24 and have been over a little over a year. I never really had problems before.

I have gotten my period twice in one month for the past two months and I am on birth control why is this happening? I am on loestrin 24 and have been over a little over a year. I never really had problems before.

This : This is not an uncommon occurrence while on birth control. Are you taking it around the same time every day? Did you miss any pills or were late taking any pills? If so this could be the reason. There is also the possibility that you are having some hormonal fluctuations which could be resulting in the second period. If this problem persists your doctor may consider putting you on a different pill with a different hormonal make up. Also to be safe check a pregnancy test. If you took the pill as directed then the odds of pregnancy are very low. Less that 1%. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch from one birth control (lo loestrin fe) to beyaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) then back to lo lo? I'd start my new pack tomorrow.

Is it safe to switch from one birth control (lo loestrin fe) to beyaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) then back to lo lo? I'd start my new pack tomorrow.

Shouldn't: If the composition of both is exactly the same, it might be possible; since it's not, your cycles may be irregular for a few months & u may not be fully protected & would have to use a back-up contraceptive method. Discuss with your gyn or pcp why u want to switch back & forth. ...Read more

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Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more

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What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

Combination OC: It refers to the 'usual' kinds of birth control pills; those containing both estrogen (17-beta estradiol) and a synthetic progestin. Non-combination pills (used to be called a mini-pill) contain progestin only. ...Read more

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