What is Loestrin?
Loestrin is a combined oral contraceptive pill.
How does the drug work?
Loestrin tablets contain two active ingredients, ethinylestradiol and norethindrone. Both synthetic versions of the natural female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ethinylestradiol of estrogen and norethindrone of progesterone. Loestrin mimics the normal menstrual cycle.The daily dose of hormones prevents pregnancy in three ways:
- It makes your body think that ovulation has already occurred, it prevents ovulation.
- The hormones affect the production of natural cervical mucus. It increases the thickness of this mucus. Sperm will not be able to reach the uterus as well.
- The change in quality of the endometrial layer prevents implantation of a fertilized egg.
What is Loestrin used for?
You use Femulen to prevent pregnancy. The use of Loestrin may result in a lighter, less painful and more regular menstruation period. Women with unwanted menstrual symptoms may benefit from the use of Loestrin.
Healthy women who do not smoke virtually run no risk of serious side effects. Sometimes, however, some experience side effects. If these persists for longer than three months, it makes sense to contact a doctor. There is a small chance that you may experience the following side effects: breakthrough bleedings, change in vaginal discharge, nausea and vomiting.
A contraceptive pill will not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases. It is important to ensure that Loestrin is the right contraception for you. Loestrin is suitable for most healthy young women, but it should not be taken when you are pregnant.
For the use of medication, always consult the leaflet.
Dosage and method of administration
You should take one tablet daily for 21 days, after 7 days an intermission follows. You will menstruate during that period. Then you will begin the following strip, even if you still slightly bleed. The tablets are marked with the days of the week. You start taking the pill on the first day of your period.
Note: Take the pill everyday at the same time, inconsistent use may alter the contraceptive effect negatively.