If you’re one of many women who experience spotting and breakthrough bleeding when on birth control, Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 could be the perfect fit for you. With a slightly higher dose of estrogen than some others, this choice greatly reduces annoying bleeding between periods. We also love the helpful daily dose of iron you’ll get, even when taking the inactive “reminder” pills!
Keep in mind that although extremely rare, Loestrin Fe 1.5/30, like many birth control pills, comes with potential risks, such as increased risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke.
Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 uses a combination of two hormones, progestin and estrogen, to trick your system into thinking it’s already pregnant. This helps prevent actual pregnancy. The “Fe” in Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 stands for “iron.” Blood loss during your period depletes the body of this important nutrient, and Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 helps put it back. Our experts offer this and many other types of birth control.See full product details
- Will Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 Cause Weight Gain?
While weight gain is thought to be a possible side effect of birth control pills, studies by the Mayo Clinic have shown that this is looking more and more like a myth. Water retention is the likely culprit. Hormonal changes may also lead to inactivity, which will naturally lead to weight gain. Stay active, eat right, and you should be fine.
- Can Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 Cause My Periods to Stop?
It's a little uncommon, but some women have experienced much lighter periods — or even none at all. Reactions to hormone-based birth control are quite personal, so don't be surprised if this side benefit applies to you.
- What Else Should I Know About Loestrin Fe 1.5/30?
Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 has been known to interact with other drugs, even nonprescription ones. Let your doctor or our consultants know about anything you're currently taking, especially medication used for chronic hepatitis C, aromatase inhibitors, cancer- or HIV-fighting drugs, or seizure medications. Vision problems have been experienced by women who are nearsighted or wear contact lenses. If Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 causes any changes in vision, talk to your eye doctor. As with all birth control pils, taking Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 isn't an absolute guarantee against pregnancy. It's shown to be over 90 percent effective, though.
- What Side Effects Have Been Found With Loestrin Fe 1.5/30?
The most common side effects of Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 are headaches, bloating, swelling in the ankles and feet, nausea, spotting, and breast tenderness. These are typical of many hormone-based birth control pills, though the odds of experiencing them are very low overall. Some serious side effects are possible, though they are extremely rare. They include blood clotting and the strokes or heart attacks that can result. Other stroke-like symptoms, such as pain or numbness on one side of the body, sudden dizziness or fainting, slurred speech, and confusion, have been seen. Unusually strong headaches, combined with vision problems, may result.
- What Precautions Does Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 Involve?
If you're prone to allergies, watch for things like itching, hives, rashes, wheezing, shortness of breath, and swelling in the face (especially the lips, tongue, and throat). If any of these occur, you may be allergic to one of the compounds found in Loestrin Fe 1.5/30. Keep in mind that allergic reactions, while possible, are quite rare. Be sure to let your doctor or one of our healthcare professionals know if you have a history of blood clots, cancer (especially breast cancer), heart disease, diabetes, or liver problems. Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 should not be taken if you've had recent surgery and need lots of bed rest since the risk of blood clots goes up when you're less active. If you smoke, Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 probably isn't right for you. Smoking while taking Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 greatly increases the risk heart-related side effects. The more you smoke, the higher the risk, especially in women over 35. Now is always a good time to kick the habit!
- Is It Hard to Get Loestrin Fe 1.5/30?
Since birth control pills are covered by many insurance companies and Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 is proven to be safe, it's pretty easy to get on board. We work with real physicians in every state we operate in, so getting a prescription is a simple process. We also accept many forms of health insurance. If you have to pay out of pocket, Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 could cost several dollars a day. Generic versions of the drug, sold under names such as Junel, Gildess, Microgestin, and Blisovi, can help save you tons of money.
- How Does Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 Work?
Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 works in several ways. It helps prevent the release of eggs in the first place, it makes it harder for sperm to reach the egg, and it reduces the odds of a fertilized egg implanting on the wall of the uterus. Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 is a pill that's taken daily. Pick a time that's easy to remember and take your pill at the same time every day. The chewable version can be swallowed if you prefer. Some find it best to take Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 around bedtime or after dinner to prevent upset stomach or nausea.