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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 interactions between Lo Loestrin Fe and cold medications. ...Read more

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Good about taking loestrin 24 fe for 2 years. Missed one pill 2 weeks ago, took 2 at the regular time the next day. Is that enough time to ovulate?

Good about taking loestrin 24 fe for 2 years. Missed one pill 2 weeks ago, took 2 at the regular time the next day. Is that enough time to ovulate?

Missed pill: Usually you can miss one pill a month and still be safe. However, you are on a low dose pill, so a condom backup is probably the safe choice this month. ...Read more

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If I take 2 lo loestrin fe pills a day. Will this stop my heavy bleeding? Once it stop do I go back to taking one pill a day?

If I take 2 lo loestrin fe pills a day.  Will this stop my heavy bleeding?  Once it stop do I go back to taking one pill a day?

Bleeding and iron: You should see a gynecologist to find out why you have your heavy bleeding. Iron will replace the iron you are losing in your red blood cells lost in your bleeding. See a gyn to see if you have a hormonal imbalance, or bleeding from fibroids. Iron will have no effect on the cause of your bleeding nor will it stop it. ...Read more

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I've been taking Lo loestrin fe for two weeks now but my period occurs one day and stops the next. Is it working?

I've been taking Lo loestrin fe for two weeks now but my period occurs one day and stops the next. Is it working?

Lo loestrin: I suggest continuing the BCP, because most likely it's working. If may take several months for you body to adjust to the BCP. ...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've been taking lo loestrin fe for ten days now never missed one pill. Had unprotected sex but did not ejaculate in me. Should i be worried?

I've been taking lo loestrin fe for ten days now never missed one pill.  Had unprotected sex but did not ejaculate in me. Should i be worried?

Yes . . .: Despite taking oral birth control pill, you still need to worry about sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Since you took 10 days' worth of pills w/o missing any, it's unlikely that you'll get pregnant. Remember that even if he doesn't ejaculate inside you, there's enough sperm in pre-ejaculate to get you pregnant if you weren't on pill. But pill doesn't prevent stds which is why condom is ne. ...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? 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? 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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Does taking augmenting decrease the effectiveness of Loestrin Fe?

Does taking augmenting decrease the effectiveness of Loestrin Fe?

Antibiotic/bcp: Some antibiotics can diminish the effective estrogen content of the low dose oral bcp's, but not very much. If the estrogen in Loestrin is diminished, you would start spotting or having "breakthrough bleeding". It is unlikely for you to become pregnant therefore, and remember, during the "inactive pills" there are seven days without estrogen, so it is unlikely that augmentin will interfere. ...Read more

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My gf have had brownish discharge for 2 days now. Today, the second day, it was more than yesterday. What could it be? She's on loestrin fe 1/20

My gf have had brownish discharge for 2 days now. Today, the second day, it was more than yesterday. What could it be? She's on loestrin fe 1/20

Vag dc: Would need to know what day of her cycle she is on? Where is she in her loestrin fe pill pack? Any other symptoms other than the discharge? All of these questions most helpful in trying to give you best answer to your question. Most likely some slight anovulatory bleeding. If it continues, see gyn provider. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr prescribed Loestrin FE 1/20. Insurance only covers generic. But I wanted name brand to avoid side effects, my biggest concern. What should I do?

Dr prescribed Loestrin FE 1/20. Insurance only covers generic. But I wanted name brand to avoid side effects, my biggest concern. What should I do?

Your choice: You may have side-effects with the name brand just as you may with the generic. If you have used the generic and had problems, your doctor might be able to appeal and get the name brand approved. If not, you will have to decide if you want to pay for the name brand yourself. ...Read more

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Will loestrin 24 fe make me gain weight?

Will loestrin 24 fe make me gain weight?

Per Drugs.Com: (http://www.drugs.com/sfx/loestrin-24-fe-side-effects.html) loss of appetite may occur. Weight gain was not listed as a potential side effect. ...Read more

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Is there an exact generic for loestrin 24 fe?

Not an exact match: There isn't a generic that is exactly the same as Loestrin 24 Fe but microgestin fe 1/20 is very similar. ...Read more

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I started Loestrin Fe 1/20 last week and I have aches all over my body. Is this a side effect? How long will it last?

I started Loestrin Fe 1/20 last week and I have aches all over my body. Is this a side effect? How long will it last?

These: Symptoms are probably NOT related to the Birth Control Pills!
Sounds like you may have a viral illness
If this is correct should only last a few days!
If continues check it out with your PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER!
\Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Does loestrin 24 fe make you fat?

Does loestrin 24 fe make you fat?

Both weight loss ;: Weight gain have been reported with loestrin 24 fe. ...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. It's 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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I'm taking loestrin 24 fe and I have terrible side effects, is this normal?

I'm taking loestrin 24 fe and I have terrible side effects, is this normal?

Loestrin 24 Fe: What side effects are you having? Please resubmit your question with additional info so we can better answer your concerns. ...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 to do if I skipped a period while on loestrin 24 fe, is this normal?

What to do if I skipped a period while on loestrin 24 fe, is this normal?

Yes: Using a low dose ocp with hormone for 24 days, this is not abnormal. Many people have light or no periods. ...Read more

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Is it normal to skip periods while on loestrin fe?

It's possible: Loestrin is a low dose birth control. It allows for very light periods. Some months you may even not have a period. To make sure however I would take a pregnancy test ...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?

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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Does loestrin 24 fe make menstrual cycles go away?

Does loestrin 24 fe make menstrual cycles go away?

Sometimes: Low dose birth control pills can make a menstrual cycle be very, very light, and some women will stop having bleeding. If you have not missed any pills, this could be normal. ...Read more

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After giving birth, when can I start loestrin 24 fe?

After giving birth, when can I start loestrin 24 fe?

3-6 weeks: Ask your doctor even before your delivery. Depending on your health and risk factors, you can restart the pill in 3-6 weeks after delivery. I hope that you are planning to breast feed--it's the healthiest thing for your baby and easiest for you. That will also determine when you can restart, and which pills are safest. ...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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