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LO Loestrin FE is a combination birth control pill that’s taken daily. It can also help regulate menstrual cycles and treat moderate acne. This medicine contains the lowest amount of estrogen currently available in birth control pills. It also contains a form of iron that can help prevent anemia.
This medicine is also known as Norethindrone Acetate / Ethinyl-Estradiol and Ferrous Fumarate. It can be found in brands called Aurovela FE, Charlotte FE, Estrostep FE, Gemmily, Generess FE, Hailey FE, Junel, Larin, Layolis FE, Loestrin FE, Melodetta FE, Merzee, Mibelas FE, Microgestin FE, Minastrin FE, Tarina FE, Taytulla, Tilia FE and Tri-legest FE.
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About LO Loestrin FE (Norethindrone Acetate / Ethinyl Estradiol and Ferrous Fumarate)
How does it work?
This method of birth control contains two hormones that prevent pregnancy: a progestin (Norethindrone Acetate) and a form of estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol). These hormones work to prevent pregnancy by:
- Thickening cervical mucus so it’s harder for sperm to reach the egg
- Stopping the ovaries from releasing an egg
- Thinning the lining of the uterus so eggs won’t implant as easily
What symptoms or conditions can it help manage?
- Endometriosis pain and inflammation
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Moderate acne
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Ovarian cysts
- Painful periods
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms
What forms does it come in?
LO Loestrin FE typically comes in a blister pack with 28 tablets. It includes 24 active tablets (containing hormones) and 4 iron tablets (with no hormones). It’s considered an extended-regimen pill because it has more active pills than other oral contraceptives. This means that most people using this medicine only have a period lasting around two days.
LO Loestrin FE vs. Norethindrone Acetate / Ethinyl-Estradiol and Ferrous Fumarate
LO Loestrin FE is a specific brand of birth control pill that combines three components: Norethindrone Acetate, Ethinyl Estradiol and Ferrous Fumarate. Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol are the active hormones found in many birth control pills, while Ferrous Fumarate is added to address iron deficiency anemia.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a birth control prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Aurovela FE 1/20 (3 28-tablet blister packs) start at $16.97.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Aurovela FE 1/20 (3 28-tablet blister packs)*
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LO Loestrin FE (Norethindrone Acetate / Ethinyl Estradiol and Ferrous Fumarate) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking LO Loestrin FE (Norethindrone Acetate / Ethinyl Estradiol and Ferrous Fumarate)?
- 99% effective at preventing pregnancy (when used correctly)
- LO Loestrin FE not only reduces the risk of anemia by decreasing menstrual bleeding but also stands apart by actively replenishing the iron lost from excess bleeding.
- Regulates menstrual cycles
- Shortens periods
- Reduces heavy menstrual bleeding
- Eases menstrual cramps
- Improves acne
- Lessens premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Treats polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms
- Treats endometriosis and uterine fibroids
- Lowers the risk of ovarian, endometrial and uterine cancer
- Reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cyst formation
- Lowers the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Who should not take this medication?
- People with allergies or hypersensitivity to LO Loestrin FE ingredients
- People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- People who get serious migraines
- Currently experiencing diarrhea or vomiting
- People with diabetes-related complications
- People with a history of breast or other hormone-related cancers
- Anyone with a history of blood clots, heart disease or stroke
- People with uncontrolled high blood pressure or diabetes
- Those who have undiagnosed vaginal or uterine bleeding
- People with liver disease
- Those taking hepatitis C medication: Ombitasvir, Paritaprevir, Ritonavir, with or without Dasabuvir, and Tranexamic Acid
- Smokers over 35 years old
Tell your healthcare provider your full medical history and any medications you’re using. They’ll make sure it’s safe for you to take this contraceptive.
How do you take this medication?
This type of birth control works best when you take your pill each day, at the same time every day. The pack contains 24 active tablets and 4 iron tablets. Make sure to take the pills in order to stay on track.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Use a backup contraceptive method like condoms for the next 7 days. Talk to your medical provider if you miss more than two pills in a row.
What happens if I take too much?
Can I get LO Loestrin FE (Norethindrone Acetate / Ethinyl Estradiol and Ferrous Fumarate) online?
You can get a prescription for birth control pills online through Dr. B. To start, just complete a virtual health consultation with a licensed medical provider.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
Some people experience side effects while using this medicine. Let your medical provider know if your side effects bother you, including:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Spotting between periods
- Weight changes
- Breast tenderness
- Mood changes
Get emergency help right away or contact your health provider if you notice signs of a serious problem, like chest pain or breathing problems. Also watch for numbness, tingling, weakness, confusion, severe headaches or changes in vision, or any other concerning symptoms.