Loestrin 21 is a hormone-based combination birth control pill that prevents pregnancy. If you have ever been subject to adverse side effects of birth control medications, then Loestrin 21 1/20 might be right for you. It contains a lower dose of estrogen, which is the hormone that is often responsible for the unpleasant side effects of birth control. However, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not take Loestrin 21 1/20.
At this time Nurx only offers Loestrin 21 1/20 for pickup at your local pharmacy, but we carry similar birth control options available for delivery. Just answer a few quick questions and one of our licensed providers will help find the birth control that’s right for you. Click here to get started.
- How Does Loestrin 21 1/20 Work?
Loestrin 21 1/20 is a birth control medication that is taken daily. Your package will come with 28 pills. The first 21 pills contain the progestin and the low dose estrogen. Once you reach pill number 22, you will begin your 7 days of reminder pills. Then, you will start with a new pack. Your Loestrin 21 1/20 should be taken at the same time each day and you should not skip a dose.
- Is Loestrin 21 1/20 Easy to Buy?
Loestrin 21 1/20 has a low dose of estrogen. It is a popular birth control choice and is available at most pharmacies. You do need a prescription for Loestrin 21 1/20. You can get a prescription and your Loestrin 21 1/20 through a trusted healthcare provider with a convenient and discrete shipping process.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Loestrin 21 1/20?
You should always consult with a healthcare provider or a Nurx expert before taking Loestrin 21 1/20 or any other birth control medication. We can help you identify any risks you might have for an allergic reaction. Although an allergic reaction is unlikely, if you experience itching, rash, facial swelling, or trouble breathing while taking Loestrin 21 1/20, stop use immediately and seek medical care.
- What Are the Side Effects of Loestrin 21 1/20?
Every birth control medication comes with some risk of side effects. Although unlikely, you might experience breast tenderness, nausea, headache, water retention, or weight changes. You might also notice irregular bleeding until your body adjusts to the medication.More serious side effects are very rare but have been documented. They might include blood clots, stroke, severe migraines, and vision changes. This medication can also increase your blood pressure so if you have a history of high blood pressure, it is important to monitor it regularly.In order to reduce your risk of side effects, always notify your healthcare provider of your health history prior to taking Loestrin 21 1/20.
- Can I Take Loestrin 21 1/20 With Other Medications?
In most cases, yes. However, there are some medications that can reduce the effectiveness of Loestrin 21 1/20 and its ability to prevent pregnancy. There may also be interactions between seizure medications and aromatase inhibitors, as well as drugs that are used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Always go over your current medication use with your healthcare provider or a Nurx professional.
- What Happens If I Miss a Dose of Loestrin 21 1/20?
If you miss an active dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is okay to take two pills in one day. However, if you miss more than one pill, you should discuss your options with a healthcare provider and use alternative contraception.