Lo Loestrin Fe birth control prescription available online 

If you are looking for effective birth control, Lo Loestrin Fe can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Lo Loestrin Fe today from a caring, board-certified doctor online.*

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Combination of norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol

Effective birth control method

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About Lo Loestrin Fe birth control

Lo Loestrin Fe is considered estrogen/progestins, contraceptives, and oral drugs. It functions by preventing ovulation and pregnancy. Like any contraceptive, this medication can only be used for birth control. It is ineffective against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.

In addition to acting as a hormonal birth control method, some conditions that Lo Loestrin Fe is known to treat include endometriosis, pain with menstruation, absence of menstrual periods, and abnormally long or heavy periods.

Lo Loestrin Fe is available only as a prescription medication. It is currently unavailable in a generic form.

Lo Loestrin Fe may be prescribed birth control pills in tablet form. Loestrin Fe combines two hormones: norethindrone acetate (a progestin) and ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). It's always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Lo Loestrin Fe, be sure to complete the entire course of the contraceptive unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don't complete your prescription, hormonal birth control may not effectively prevent pregnancy.

Lo Loestrin Fe uses

Lo Loestrin Fe is FDA-approved for pregnancy prevention. It may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online doctor may prescribe it for a variety of reasons. It’s also possible that your healthcare provider may prescribe Lo Loestrin Fe for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why Lo Loestrin Fe is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Birth control

    As a hormonal birth control pill, Lo Loestrin Fe combines two hormones: norethindrone acetate (a progestin) and ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). Lo Loestrin Fe work to help prevent pregnancy by:

    • preventing ovulation

    • making the cervix environment inconducive for sperm entry

    • making the uterus environment inconducive for fertilized egg implementation

    Aside from being a birth control method, there are other benefits of Lo Loestrin Fe that users have experienced:

    • Lighter and shorter periods

    • Reduced severe menstrual periods and cramps

Lo Loestrin Fe side effects

  • Lo Loestrin Fe's side effects range from mild to severe, depending on the user. When taking Lo Loestrin Fe, there are some common side effects. They may include: nausea, breast tenderness, headache, bleeding irregularities

    Other side effects of Lo Loestrin Fe, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Menstrual cramps

    • Changes in weight

    • Anxiety/depression

    • Increased risk of serious blood clots

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects of Lo Loestrin Fe or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. 

How to take Lo Loestrin Fe

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Lo Loestrin Fe prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions in situations like missed medication. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Lo Loestrin Fe can come in different forms and doses, so follow the specific instructions on your prescription. A single tablet should be taken orally once a day at the same time. Lo Loestrin Fe can be taken anytime (before or after meals) as long as it is taken once daily following the schedule.

What to avoid while taking Lo Loestrin Fe

Lo Loestrin Fe has 435 drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Some drugs can interact with Lo Loestrin Fe include:

This is not an exhaustive list. Please always let your doctor know your medications before you take Lo Loestrin Fe tablets.

Some drugs or herbal preparations that can reduce hormonal birth control effects of Lo Loestrin Fe includes:

  • Barbiturates

  • Felbamate

  • Griseofulvin

  • Oxcarbazepine

  • Phenytoin

  • rRfampin

  • Topiramate

This is not an exhaustive list. Always let your doctor know the drugs or herbal preparations you are taking before taking Lo Loestrin Fe tablets.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if consuming alcohol while taking Lo Loestrin Fe is acceptable.

Medication alternatives to Lo Loestrin Fe

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment, they may suggest another medicine or a contraceptive in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

  • Birth control

    Other birth control pills include:

    The active ingredients in Yaz (birth control pill) is drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol. Yaz and Lo Loestrin Fe are both low-dose birth control pills.

  • Birth control pill with a combination of drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol.

  • Birth control pill containing desogestrel and Ethinyl estradiol.

Lo Loestrin Fe prescription FAQs

  • How much does Lo Loestrin Fe cost?

    According to Abbvie, the maker of Lo Loestrin Fe, the list price is $163 per month without insurance coverage if you have insurance, the average cost range from $0 to $25 depending on insurance coverage.

  • How can I refill my Lo Loestrin Fe prescription?

    Follow the instructions for refilling your Lo Loestrin Fe prescription from your healthcare provider. You can also refill your Lo Loestrin Fe prescription online with PlushCare.

    Our doctors can refill your prescription online if you qualify. Book an appointment with one of our doctors, attend the visit with one of our clinicians on your phone or computer, and then they can electronically send a refill to your nearest pharmacy.

  • How long does Lo Loestrin Fe take to reduce inflammation?

    Lo Loestrin Fe is not known to be prescribed to treat inflammation. 

  • How long can you safely use Lo Loestrin Fe?

    You can take Lo Loestrin Fe as long as you want birth control, regularly or continuously.

  • When should Lo Loestrin Fe not be used?

    Lo Loestrin Fe shouldn't be used before 4 weeks after giving birth or while breastfeeding.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Lo Loestrin Fe?

    If you skip any of your birth control pills, blue or white, the effectiveness of the entire pack might be compromised, especially if you miss the first few or last few blue pills in the regimen. According to Abbvie, the maker of Lo Loestrin Fe, there are a few scenarios about missed medication. Here are two of the extreme cases:

    • Miss 1 blue pill: Take it as soon as you remember and continue to take the next medicine at your regular time. It is ok to be taking 2 medications in 1 day.

    • Miss 3 or more blue or white pills in a row at any time: You can discard the rest of the pill pack and start a new pack on the same day.

    Refer to the Lo Loestrin Fe FAQ site for more miss pills scenarios. You should also contact your doctor for more questions about missing a dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Lo Loestrin Fe?

    It is generally ok to take two pills in a day. The additional dose may Loestrin Fe can cause side effects such as nausea/vomiting.

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Talk to your medical provider regarding your Lo Loestrin Fe prescription.

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Step 3: pick up at local pharmacy

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Pick up your Lo Loestrin Fe prescription.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

How to talk to your doctor about Lo Loestrin Fe birth control: helpful questions to ask

Feeling fully informed is an important part of being empowered to make the right birth control choice. At PlushCare, we prioritize taking the time to discuss all your options and any concerns you might have. Here are some questions that may be helpful to discuss with your doctor to explore if Lo Loestrin Fe is the right fit for you: 

  • How does Lo Loestrin Fe compare to other hormonal birth control options?

  • Is it safe to take for a long period of time?

  • When is the best time to take my birth control?

  • How will Lo Loestrin Fe affect my menstrual cycle?

  • Will taking birth control affect my fertility if I plan to get pregnant in the future?

  • What should I do if I experience unwanted side effects?

  • Are there any alternative methods that you would recommend? 

  • How often do you recommend follow-up appointments?

Lo Loestrin Fe prescription pricing details

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  • Cancel anytime

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