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When and How to Use Loestrin

General considerations for when and how to use the medication include the following:
 
  • Loestrin comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
     
  • Each pack of Loestrin contains 21 pills. Be sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, wait seven days before starting the next pack. You will probably start your period during this week, but be sure to start the next pack on schedule, no matter when your period starts.
     
  • You can take it with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • It is important that you take it every day and at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that will be easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
     
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for a week.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Loestrin will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing Information

There is only one standard dose of Loestrin, regardless of your age, weight, or medical conditions. As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Loestrin Dosage for more information.)
 
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