Lo Loestrin Fe Oral Tablet 10-75-1-10Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Lo Loestrin Fe: Oral tablet (10-75-1-10mcg)

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Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet

What is this Medicine?

ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORETHINDRONE ACETATE; FERROUS FUMARATE (ETH in il es tra DYE ole; nor eth IN drone AS e tate; FER us FUE ma rate) is an oral contraceptive. The products combine two types of female hormones, an estrogen and a progestin. They are used to prevent ovulation and pregnancy. Some products are also used to treat acne in females.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Lo Loestrin Fe: Oral tablet(10-75-1-10mcg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet

NDC: 004300420
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Contraception

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Endometriosis, Amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hirsutism

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet

Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Cancer Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Tobacco and Estrogens in Hormonal Contraceptives(Ethinyl Estradiol)
You are strongly advised not to smoke while taking this medication. Tobacco smoking can increase the risk of a blood clot, stroke, heart attack or other serious problem while taking this medication. This is especially true if you are a female over 35 years of age or if you smoke > 15 cigarettes per day. While taking this medication, you should report any of the following "ACHES" to your prescriber immediately: Abdominal pain, Chest pain, severe or frequent Headaches or migraines; Eye pain or Severe leg pain in the calves or the thighs.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Food and Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet(Ferrous Fumarate)
Food and Iron(Ferrous Fumarate)
Specific food or beverages including dairy products (such as cheese, milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese), coffee, or tea can decrease the absorption of Iron from the stomach. To limit this interaction, take Iron Salts (examples: Femiron, Feratab, Nephro-Fer, Slow FE) at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. If stomach upset occurs, Iron Salts may be given with meals. However, where possible, avoid coffee, tea, or dairy products within 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking any Iron product. Taking these food together while taking Iron Salts can decrease the effectiveness to increase the amount of Iron in the body. In addition, Enteral Feedings (liquid nutritional feedings such as Ensure, Isocal, Jevity and others) are not recommended to be given within the 1 hour before and 1 hour after giving Ferrous Sulfate Elixir (example: Feosol Elixir). There does not appear to be an interaction with other liquid Iron products.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Marijuana and Ethinyl Estradiol(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Ethinyl Estradiol can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may worsen if you take Ethinyl Estradiol. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Grapefruit juice and Estrogens(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the side effects of estrogen in some females, such as nausea, breast tenderness, headache or fluid retention. There may be no interaction. Do not significantly change your grapefruit intake while taking estrogens for hormone replacement therapy or as part of hormonal birth control products. Report any unusual side effects, like unusual non-menstrual vaginal bleeding, promptly for evaluation.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Ethinyl Estradiol(Ethinyl Estradiol)
Side effects from Caffeine may get worse if you take Ethinyl Estradiol (an estrogen hormone commonly found in birth control pills). Too much Caffeine can cause effects like nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness. Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together without problems.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Enteral Feedings and Lo Loestrin Fe Tablet(Ferrous Fumarate)
Enteral Feedings and Iron(Ferrous Fumarate)
Most iron supplements do not significantly interact with Enteral Feedings. However, Ferrous Sulfate syrups and elixirs, when given at the same time as Enteral feedings (examples: Boost, Ensure, Jevity, Sustical and others) may cause a thickening of the feeding that may increase the likelyhood of a tube clog. Such interactions are not common. However, to avoid this interaction, ferrous sulfate elixirs at least an hour before taking any nutritional supplement beverages down a tube. Alternatively, your health care professional may be able to recommend an iron supplement that would be less likely to interact.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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