We love Loestrin 1.5/30! This popular birth control pill uses a combination strategy. Two different hormones, estrogen and progestin, trick your system into thinking it’s already pregnant. This helps prevent actual pregnancy. Loestrin 1.5/30 has 30 micrograms of estrogen, a bit more than some other pills on the market. This makes it a good choice for women who experience spotting or breakthrough bleeding when taking pills with lower doses of estrogen.
The numbers in Loestrin 1.5/30’s name indicate how much of each hormone is contained in each active pill. The 30 represents the estrogen level. Loestrin is also available in a 20 version, and the Lo Loestrin line goes as low as 10 micrograms. Loestrin carries potential risks, just as most other birth control on the market.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Loestrin 1.5/30 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Microgestin 1.5/30 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.
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- Does Loestrin 1.5/30 Cause Weight Gain?
This is a very common misconception. Studies have shown that birth control pills don’t make you gain weight. Often, water retention or enlarged breast size will give that illusion. Eat healthy, stay active, and you should be fine.
- Does Loestrin 1.5/30 Come In a Generic Form?
If you don’t have insurance and cost is a concern, there’s no need to worry. Loestrin 1.5/30 is available in generic form under several different names, such as Junel, Larin, and Microgestin, many of which are available here at Nurx.
- Can Loestrin 1.5/30 Stop My Period?
Yes! Some women can lose their period completely on Loestrin 1.5/30, though it’s more common with Lo Loestrin. This is convenient but can be a little unnerving, especially since there’s no monthly reminder that pregnancy didn’t occur. Good thing there are so many other indicators of pregnancy to watch out for!
- What Other Important Information Should I Know About Loestrin 1.5/30?
Loestrin can interact negatively with other things you’re taking, even herbal supplements or medications that don’t require a prescription. They can cause unwanted effects or reduce Loestrin’s ability to prevent pregnancy. Be sure to discuss anything you’re currently taking with your doctor or one of our medical specialists before starting Loestrin 1.5/30.This is especially important if you take anti-cancer medication, such as aromatase inhibitors, or meds for HIV, seizures, or chronic hepatitis C.Keep in mind that, as with other birth control pills, Loestrin 1.5/30 is not 100 percent effective. There’s a tiny chance you can still get pregnant, even if you’re taking it properly.
- Does Loestrin 1.5/30 Come With Side Effects?
With every birth control pill there’s a chance of side effects, though the odds are very low. Some side effects can even be positive ones, such as lighter periods, less acne, and fewer menstrual cramps.Negative side effects of Loestrin 1.5/30 are experienced by less than 10 percent of women. They include headaches, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, bloating, water retention, and irregular periods. You may also experience increased blood pressure, and Loestrin 1.5/30 can affect lab results, such as blood tests.Serious side effects are extremely rare. These include blood clotting, heart problems, severe stomach pain, migraines, yellowing eyes or skin, sudden heavy bleeding, lumps in the breast, mood changes and depression, and vision changes. Stroke-like symptoms may appear, such as dizziness, confusion, slurred speech, and pain or numbness on one side of the body.
- Are There Any Precautions When Taking Loestrin 1.5/30?
You should always consult a doctor before starting any medication, including Loestrin 1.5/30. Keep in mind that the risks of taking any hormone-based birth control pill are increased by smoking, especially in women over 35. The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher the risk.Though it’s very uncommon, some women experience allergies to the hormones or the inactive ingredients in birth control pills. Symptoms include itching, rashes, hives, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and swelling around the face — especially of the lips, tongue, or throat.
- Is Loestrin 1.5/30 Easy to Get?
Yes! Loestrin 1.5/30 is a popular choice and readily available at pharmacies everywhere. It does require a prescription, though. We’ve partnered up with real doctors in every state we work in. They can provide a prescription, even if you’ve never used birth control before.Loestrin 1.5/30 is proven to be effective and safe, so many insurance providers will cover the costs. We currently accept many different kinds of insurance, and we’re working on expanding the list every day.
- How Is Loestrin 1.5/30 Used?
Loestrin 1.5/30 is a pill that’s taken daily. You should take it around the same time every day. This will help keep side effects to a minimum and ensure that your pill is the most effective at preventing pregnancy. Many women find that taking their pill at bedtime or after dinner reduces any nausea or upset stomach they experience.