What is Lo Loestrin FE?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Lo Lestrin Fe is a combination of ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone acetate used for the prevention of pregnancy. It contains the lowest daily amount of estrogen contained in any birth control pill.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 13 6
Endometriosis 3 1
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 2 2
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 0

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lo Loestrin FE

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 2
Breast soreness 1
Fatigue 1
Ganglion cyst 1
Irregular menstrual periods 1
Mid-cycle spotting 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lo Loestrin FE

Dosage Patients
1 mixed daily 4

Why patients stopped taking Lo Loestrin FE

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Lo Loestrin FE

Duration

Currently taking Lo Loestrin FE

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Lo Loestrin FE

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lo Loestrin FE after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-norelgestromin (Ortho Evra) 1
ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate (Ortho Tri-Cyclen) 1
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) 1

Patients stopped taking Lo Loestrin FE and switched to:

Treatment Patients
ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate (Ortho Tri-Cyclen) 1
Naltrexone (Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)) 1
Progesterone (Prometrium) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lo Loestrin FE.