Loestrin- Patient Leaflet
What is Loestrin?
Loestrin is a hormonal combination in low doses. The contraceptive contains the luteal hormone or progesterone, called noresthisteron, and the estrogen, called ethinylestradiol.This contraceptive pill is an ovulation-inhibitor with ethinylestradiol, and is referred to as a mini-pill, since the female body is minimally burdened with hormones, and its intake even leads to improvement in menstruation disorders. The Loestrin reviews are quite positive, and the product is widely prescribed worldwide, as it is a safe contraceptive.
The effect and dosage of Loestrin
Loestrin is a popular micro-pill, available in two different dosages. Both variants are well-tolerated because they either contain 20 micrograms ethinylestradiol with 1000 micrograms norethisterone, or, 20 micrograms ethinylestradiol with 1500 micrograms norethisterone. The product is offered in different dosages so that it can be tailored to the body‘s individual needs. The lower-dose preparation is used widely to treat acne, but generally both Loestrin medications are used for reliable contraception.
The active ingredient, ethinylestradiol, inhibits ovulation and suppresses the hormone which induces ovulation. More specifically, this substance prevents the pituitary gland forming the hormone, gonadotropin, which normally triggers ovulation. Ethinylestradiol, deceives the female body by simulating the condition of pregnancy, in which the gonadotropin hormone is naturally inhibited.
Norethisteron adjusts the consistency of the uterine lining, so that a potentially fertilized egg cannot settle there, and also affects the mucus in the uterine canal, so that the sperm cannot penetrate. In addition, this substance causes the egg to pass through the fallopian tube so fast that there is no time for fertilization.
How to take the contraceptive pill Loestrin
The pill is taken once a day with water – always at the same time of day. Loestrin is taken for a period of 21 days and then there is a break of seven days when menstruation takes place. On day eight, a new package is started.
Loestrin side effects
When using Loestrin you should pay particular attention to any signs of clogged veins or arteries. Swelling in the leg associated with pressure pain, warming, or change in skin tone may be the signs. In general, however, the Loestrin side effects do not occur, because of the low amount of hormone in the mini-pill.
Very common side and frequent side effects:
⇒ Spotted bleeding
⇒ Increased breast sensitivity and tenderness
⇒ Enlargement of the breast
⇒ Fluid secretions of the mammary glands
⇒ Menstrual pain
⇒ Vaginal inflammation
⇒ Nausea and vomiting
⇒ Abdominal pain
⇒ Weight gain or weight loss
⇒ Decreased libido
⇒ Depressed mood, nervousness, mood swings
Occasional side effects:
⇒ Increase in blood pressure
⇒ Abdominal cramps
⇒ Increased appetite
⇒ Pigmentation disorders, especially in the face
⇒ Hair loss
⇒ Increase in body hair, especially in the face
Rare to very rare side effects
⇒ Change in blood glucose levels
⇒ problems with contact lenses
⇒ Varicose veins
⇒ Gallbladder diseases and stones
⇒ Liver cancer
⇒ Inflammation of the pancreas
⇒ Stevens-Johnson syndrome (skin disease)
⇒ Inflammation of the optic nerve
⇒ Chorea minor (neurological disorder)
If any of the above or other side effects occur, tell your doctor immediately. Read the leaflet for detailed information on the side effects, contraindications and drug interactions.
Ethinylestradiol increases the concentration of thyroid hormones. This should be taken into consideration when examining the thyroid gland.
Loestrin must not be used in the following contraindications:
⇒ A current or previous blood clot in a blood vessel of the legs (deep vein thrombosis), the lung (pulmonary embolism) or any other organ
⇒ A blood coagulation disorder such as protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin III deficiency, factor V disease or antiphospholipid antibodies
⇒ Before surgery (depending on the operation – consult with the doctor)
⇒ If you need to rest and will be immobile for a long period of time
⇒ Previous heart attack or stroke
⇒ Angina pectoris
⇒ Severe diabetes with damage to the blood vessels
⇒ Lipid metabolism disorders
⇒ Growths in the uterine lining
⇒ Earlier breast cancer
Interactions with other medications
The Loestrin intake should be considered seriously with the following medicines:
Anti-fungals, paracetamol, anti-virals, ascorbic acid, barbiturates, antibiotics, St. John’s wort, anti-epileptic drugs, phenylbutazone for gout, medicinal charcoal and diabetes agents.
Since there are a variety of medications in these categories, a doctor must be consulted before taking Loestrin.
There are doubts that diclofenac is not compatible with Loestrin, but this can not be confirmed.
Is it safe to order online without a prescription?
There are many places on the Internet, where you can order the contraceptive pill Loestrin without a prescription. For health reasons, we advise against taking this pill without first obtaining a medical opinion, as the preparation is not suitable for all women. Do not order Loestrin, if a prescription is not issued by a qualified physician, who has previously verified that you are suitable for the medicine.
Is Loestrin suitable for all women?
The Loestrin mini-pill is suitable for healthy women. In heavy menstrual bleeding, the drug is also suitable because it regulates menstruation and reduce symptoms.
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In addition to the contraceptive pill, Loestrin, we have the following contraceptive pills in the range:
Noriday, Cerazette, Cerelle, Microgynon, Cilest, Qlaira, Ovranette, Mercilon, Yasmin
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