Drug Class: Oral contraceptive medicine
Medical Uses: Birth Control
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About this Lo Loestrin Fe Coupon
How do I use this Lo Loestrin Fe Coupon?
- Print this drug coupon and bring it to your pharmacy.
- Give the pharmacist the coupon. She or he will know how to apply the drug discount.
- Save up to 75% off your Birth Control prescription!
Where can I use this Lo Loestrin Fe Coupon?
You can use this discount at pharmacies across the nation. It may get you different discounts depending on which pharmacy you go to. We recommend calling ahead of time to different pharmacies near you for the most savings.
Who can use this Lo Loestrin Fe Coupon?
Anyone can use this discount card with their prescription. Simply present it to your pharmacy when you are filling your prescription.
What if I have/don’t have insurance?
You can use this card if you don’t have insurance or if you have insurance. Please check with the pharmacy for each prescription as our drug coupon may save you MORE money than your current prescription insurance. You may be able to use our drug coupon to pay less than what you would with your insurance copay. This drug coupon is not insurance. This drug coupon does not expire and gives you access to discounts that would normally be reserved for special medical groups.
Lo Loestrin Fe Medical Information
What is Lo Loestrin Fe?
Lo Loestrin Fe is a combination medicine used as a contraceptive agent. In other words, the medicine is used to prevent pregnancy. One dosage regimen of the medicine takes up to 1 month to complete. Lo Loestrin Fe may also be used alongside other contraceptive methods in the prevention of pregnancy.
There are three active ingredients of Lo Loestrin Fe are ethinyl estradiol, norethindrone, and ferrous fumarate. All three drugs work by different yet complementary means. The two main ingredients, ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone, work by prevention ovulation and changing the uterine lining in order to prevent implantation.
Lo Loestrin Fe is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include nausea, weight changes, vaginal itching and discharge, menstrual changes, breast tenderness, and freckles. Patients may also experience more severe side effects such as sudden weakness, chest pain, depression, and bodily swelling.
Lo Loestrin Fe is also associated with numerous drug interactions. These include HIV medicines, anti-epileptic drugs, rifampicin, tranexamic acid, and tizanidine.
Lo Loestrin Fe Medical Uses
Lo Loestrin Fe is a contraceptive agent. In other words, it is a medicine used in the prevention of pregnancy. It is used in the long-term prevention of pregnancy, rather than as a short-term solution. The medicine contains three active ingredients, each of which works by different but complementary means.
- Birth Control
Lo Loestrin Fe may also be used for other purposes – such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). However this would only be the case in rare circumstances. The medicine contains three active ingredients – ethinyl estradiol, norethindrone, and ferrous fumarate – each of which works to prevent ovulation.
Ovulation is the process whereby an egg is released from an ovary. With no egg to traverse the fallopian tube, there can be no fusion between sperm and egg and as a consequence, no implantation of the egg into the uterus. Lo Loestrin Fe also works by other means. For example, it alters the uterine lining to make it more difficult for implantation to occur.
The medicine also alters cervical mucus, an important part in the shunting of sperm eggs into the uterus. Lo Loestrin Fe, therefore, works by three means: to prevent ovulation, to alter the uterine lining, and to change cervical mucus consistency. The medicine also comes with a source of iron, ferrous fumarate.
Lo Loestrin Fe may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber. This may be the case, for example, where the active ingredient is used off-label in the treatment of other ailments. If this is the case, use of the medicine will be discussed with the patient prior to use.
Lo Loestrin Fe Dosage
The dose the patient is prescribed depends upon a number of factors. For example, the patient’s age, current health status, and whether or not the patient is taking any other medicines will all be taken into consideration. Based on these factors, the healthcare provider will determine the optimum dose for the patient.
Dosage is important for Lo Loestrin Fe, not least because it is a hormonal contraceptive. Patients are advised to administer the drug as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. As this is a contraceptive medicine, patients are cautioned to adhere strictly to the timing schedule for each dose.
Patients are typically advised to administer the medicine according to the following dosage:
- Adults: Take one blue tablet for 24 consecutive days. Patients should begin treatment on the first day of their menstrual cycle. A white tablet should then be taken for 2 days, followed by one brown tablet for a further 2 days.
Patients are recommended to use another form of contraception, concurrently with Lo Loestrin Fe, for the first 7 days of treatment. Patients over the age of 35 are advised not to administer the medicine according to this dosage regimen, though they may under limited circumstances be prescribed this medicine.
Lo Loestrin Fe Side Effects
As with almost all medicines, Lo Loestrin Fe is associated with its own range of potential side effects. The medicine is, though, very well-tolerated by patients. Patients experiencing side effects may do so as a result of other, extraneous factors – such as the patient’s age, existing health status, and whether or not they’re taking other medicines.
Patients prescribed Lo Loestrin Fe may experience discomfort during treatment. However, this is typically transitory and self-limiting. These side effects include stomach pain and fatigue and are not in most cases a cause of concern. These symptoms usually reside with time. However, patients experiencing severe side effects should discontinue use of the medicine.
Common side effects with Lo Loestrin Fe include:
- Stomach cramps
- Facial darkening
- Appetite changes
- Weight change
- Vaginal itching
- Vaginal discharge
- Decreased sex drive
Some patients may experience more serious side effects with Lo Loestrin Fe, such as:
- Symptoms of depression
- Severe headaches
- Sudden weakness
- Coughing up blood
- Breast lumps
Patients who experience any serious side effects should discontinue the medicine and consult with their healthcare provider. Patients should disclose with their doctor whether they’re taking any other medicines, as drug interactions may increase the likelihood of experiencing any given side effect.
For example, Lo Loestrin Fe interacts with drugs such as phenobarbital, St. John’s Wort, anti-epileptic medicines, and TB medicines.
Lo Loestrin Fe Interactions
Lo Loestrin Fe has many, important drug interactions. Many of these interactions can be found below, though patients should be aware that this is not an exhaustive list. Patients should inform their doctor whether they’re taking any medicines including herbal remedies and supplements as these, too, interact with the function of Lo Loestrin Fe. The herbal remedy, St. John’s Wort for example interacts with Lo Loestrin Fe.
However, patients should not be concerned about all potential drug interactions. Some drug interactions have a wholly beneficial effect for the patient and are frequently prescribed for this purpose. You will also be informed by your prescriber if the medicine is used for any off-label purpose.
Drugs which interact with Lo Loestrin Fe include:
- Tranexamic acid
- Seizure medicines
- HIV medicines
These drug interactions are important. Many drugs increase or decrease the risk of side effects, and this is no less true with Lo Loestrin Fe. However, drug interactions can increase the risk of pregnancy with this medicine – as they reduce the effectiveness of the active ingredient in question. Patients are also advised not to consume alcohol while taking Lo Loestrin Fe.
If you are concerned about any potential drug interaction, consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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