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Lo Minastrin Fe Uses

How Does It Work?

The hormones in Lo Minastrin Fe primarily prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, this contraceptive also works to prevent pregnancy in two other minor ways. Lo Minastrin Fe changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. It also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 
Each pack of this contraceptive contains 24 tablets with both of the hormones, followed by 2 tablets with just the ethinyl estradiol but no norethindrone, followed by 2 inactive tablets that contain a small dose of iron. (The chemical symbol for iron is "Fe.") Taking these iron tablets may help prevent anemia due to blood loss during your period, although the actual benefit of taking iron for just two days a month is questionable.
 

Is It Safe for Children and Teens to Use Lo Minastrin Fe?

Lo Minastrin Fe is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means it is not approved for use in girls who have not yet had their first menstrual period.
 

Are There Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than contraception. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label Lo Minastrin Fe uses include treatment of the following conditions:
 
  • Acne
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Various other problems, such as polycystic ovary disease (PCOS).
 
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