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What If I Take an Overdose of Loestrin?Women who take too much Loestrin may experience the following symptoms:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vaginal bleeding
- Other menstrual irregularities.
How Should It Be Stored?Keep Loestrin tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day. Keep the package at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
What If I Miss a Dose of Loestrin?Missing doses of Loestrin increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle (see Loestrin Dosage). Refer to the patient information that comes with each pack of pills, or consult your healthcare provider if you are not sure what to do.
- Loestrin 1/20 -- Contains 21 tablets in each pack, with 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.02 mg (20 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
- Loestrin 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.