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Loestrin

Buy Loestrin combined contraceptive pill online

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  • Almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy
  • Contains norethisterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol
  • Available in two dose strengths – Loestrin 20 and Loestrin 30

Loestrin (also known as Lo Loestrin Fe) is an effective combined contraceptive pill that is almost 100% effective at protecting you against pregnancy. This contraceptive pill contains the synthetic female hormones norethindrone with ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol with ferroud fumarate making it a uniques contraceptive option

You can order Loestrin Fe pill packs here online after taking our free online consultation which only takes a few minutes. After it is assessed by one of our registered doctors and approved for your safety, you can complete your order and have your pill pack delivered via our free next day delivery service (same day if within London) when ordered before 4pm.

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Treatment Information
Product Name: Loestrin
Active Ingredient(s): Ethinylestradiol and Norethisterone Acetate
Manufacturer: Galen
Description: Loestrin is a combined contraceptive which is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 1 mg/ 20mcg, 1.5 mg/ 30 mcg
Application: Offering protection against pregnancy for women over 18
Posology: Take 1 tablet per day for 21 days followed by a 7 day break
Drug class: Combined pill (POM)
Alcohol consumption: Side effects unknown, contact your GP for further advice
When breastfeeding: Caution is recommended, ask your doctor and read the leaflet thoroughly for each treatment
When pregnant: Not applicable

What is Loestrin?

Loestrin contains 2 hormones: norethindrone acetate (a progestin) and ethinylestradiol (an oestrogen). It works principally by preventing ovulation during the female menstrual cycle, preventing pregnancy in close to 100% of cases.

How does Loestrin work?

Loestrin pills work in a similar way to most other combination oral contraceptives. The synthetic hormones present in each pill will trick the body into thinking ovulation has already happened, which means that an egg never gets released for fertilisation. It also thickens the mucous in the cervix so sperm can't enter the womb and prevents the womb lining from becoming thick enough for an egg to attach itself, if one does get released.

Loestrin 20 and Loestrin 30 pills should not have any long-term effect on your fertility, and your cycle will return to normal when you stop using these pills.

Without oral contraceptives With oral contraceptives Released egg Fallopian tube Ovary Endometrium
(uterus lining)
Cervix UTERUS VAGINA Oestrogen and Progesterone prevent eggs from being released from the ovaries. Progesterone causes thinning of the endometrium, which prevents implantation of a fertilized egg. Progesterone thickens the mucus in the cervix, preventing sperm from reaching eggs.

What are the benefits of the Loestrin pill?

Taking a Loestrin pill on the first day of your period will provide you with immediate protection against pregnancy. If you aren't able to take it at this time, you can take it on the second to fifth day of your period, but you will have to wait seven days for its contraceptive effects to work. Loestrin pills can also have the additional benefit of helping to regulate your periods and can be particularly helpful for women who struggle with long and painful periods.

Does Loestrin protect against STIs?

No, Loestrin 20 or 30 will not protect you against any sexually transmitted diseases. If you've had had unprotected sexual intercourse and are worried you might have contracted an STI, you should talk to your doctor or visit a sexual health clinic.

On the other hand, you can take a look at some of the STI treatment options available from HealthExpress.

How do I take Loestrin?

Loestrin pills should be taken for 21 days of your 28-day menstrual cycle, which leaves you with a seven-day period where you won't need to use this contraceptive. During this period you may experience bleeding similar to your menstrual cycle, but this is only because your body is removing the artificial hormones that Loestrin supplements your body with.

You will still be protected from pregnancy during this time, but you must remember to start a new course after the seven days have passed.

Take on the first day of your period to get protection almost immediately. You take your Loestrin oral contraceptive pill at as close to the same time every day as you can. This may help you get into a regular routine. Each Loestrin pill should be swallowed with a drink, with or without food. Do not store above 25°C. Protect from light. Do not use your Loestrin pill after the expiry date printed on the package.

What dosages are available for Loestrin?

Loestrin (Lo Loestrin Fe) comes in two dosages, both containing different amounts of norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol. In the Loestrin 20, there is 1mg of norethindrone and 20mcg of ethinyl estradiol. In the Loestrin 30, there is 1.5mg of norethindrone and 30mcg of ethinyl estradiol. Your GP will be able to recommend one or the other, and you'll be asked a few questions during our online consultation, which will help our doctors work out which is the best one to start you on.

The main differences between Loestrin 20 and 30 are that they contain different levels of the two hormones; oestrogen and progestogen, Loestrin 20 is a slightly lower dose, and both tablets appear in different colours (Loestrin 30 is pale green and Loestrin 20 is pale blue).

What happens if I miss my dose?

If you've forgotten to take your Loestrin pill at the regular time, you're advised to swallow is as soon as your remember. However, if you find that you've missed it by 24 hours or more, it is advised to follow these guidelines:

  • If you have missed one pill, then take that one as soon as you can. Sometimes this might mean taking two Lo Loestrin Fe pills at the same time. After you've done this, you can continue taking the rest of the pack as prescribed.
  • If you miss two Loestrin pills or more, then unfortunately you will not be protected against falling pregnant. However, take the missed pill, or pills, as soon as you remember, even if it means taking two doses at the same time. Since this is the case, you're recommended to use condoms or other forms of contraception for the next seven days to make sure you're protected.

For detailed information about what to do if you've missed your dosage for a significant period, it's always recommended to speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

Are there any side effects when taking Loestrin?

Loestrin pills are usually well tolerated; however, they can sometimes cause some mild side effects in a number of women. Some of the most common side effects experienced are:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain & changes in water retention
  • Breast tenderness
  • Water retention
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Changes in menstrual bleeding

Hormonal headaches are triggered in some women due to chemical changes in the body, especially if there is an increase in oestrogen. If you experience many headaches with one type of oral contraceptive, you may want to look at alternatives with lower levels of oestrogen and progestogen, or ask our doctors for advice.

What are the precautions/interactions for Lo Loestrin Fe?

Loestrin pills can be purchased online by women aged 18 or over, provided that they are healthy and that they are not pregnant or breastfeeding.

You should not take Loestrin 20 or 30 if you have heart, liver or circulation problems, have had a stroke, high blood pressure or varicose veins.

It is advisable to mention any existing or past medical conditions or treatments that you are taking, or have recently stopped using, when filling in your consultation.

For further information, please see the patient leaflet which will be included with your medication, and is also available for download towards the bottom of this page.

How can I buy Loestrin pills safely online?

It's not always convenient to go to your doctor for a prescription, which is why HealthExpress offer patients a quick and confidential way to buy Loestrin pills online. Your online consultation will be checked by one of our team of UK doctors to ensure that this treatment is the most suitable one for you. Once your order is approved, your purchase will be dispensed and shipped from our pharmacy for express delivery. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to speak to our helpful patient support team.

Why choose HealthExpress?

  • Fast, free delivery - order before 4pm and receive your treatment the next day (same day for London postcodes)
  • Free online consultation service with one of our registered GMC doctors
  • Discreet packaging - we don't include any branding or pharmacy logo on our packaging meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • UK based and GMC UK registered
  • Only proven prescription medication available and approved by the National Pharmacy Association and CareQuality Commission
  • All inclusive confidential service

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