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Efficacy and Strength Info for Generic Loestrin

Strengths of Generic Loestrin

Just like brand-name Loestrin, generic Loestrin is available in the following strengths:
 
  • Junel 1/20, Microgestin 1/20, Gildess 1/20, or Larin 1/20 -- Contains 21 tablets in each pack, with 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.02 mg (20 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
  • Junel 1.5/30, Microgestin 1.5/30, or Gildess 1.5/30 -- Contains 21 tablets in each pack, with 1.4 mg of norethindrone and 0.03 mg (30 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet.
     

Are the Generic Versions as Good as Loestrin?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generic versions are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.

An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of Loestrin have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Loestrin.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which could cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
 
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