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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.
(Click Loestrin Overdose for more information.)

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.
Keep Loestrin and all other medications out of the reach of children.

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.

Strengths of Loestrin

Loestrin comes in two different strengths:
  • 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.
(For information on Loestrin Fe or Loestrin 24 Fe, see Loestrin Fe or Loestrin 24 Fe.)
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