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Lo Minastrin Fe Uses

Lo Minastrin Fe is primarily prescribed to help prevent pregnancy. This birth control pill works by combining a progestin and an estrogen, which is why it is referred to as a "combined contraceptive." Lo Minastrin Fe is also used for reasons, such as treating acne, heavy menstrual periods, and PMDD. However, these are considered off-label, or unapproved, reasons to prescribe this product.


What Is Lo Minastrin Fe Used For?

Lo Minastrin™ Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill, also known as an oral contraceptive. Most of the tablets in each pack (the first 24) are chewable.
Compared to older birth control pills, Lo Minastrin Fe offers a lower dose of hormones. It also has fewer days of "inactive" pills that contain no active ingredients per cycle, which often causes lighter, shorter periods.
Lo Minastrin Fe falls into the category of combined hormonal contraceptives, as it contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone). Combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk of blood clots and other problems, and not all women should take them (see Lo Minastrin Fe Warnings and Precautions for more information).
As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently. Also, Lo Minastrin Fe does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many situations, it is advisable to use condoms in addition to Lo Minastrin Fe to prevent the transmission of STDs.
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