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Loestrin is a prescription oral contraceptive containing two different types of hormones: estrogen and progestin. The birth control pill prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the lining of the uterus and cervical mucus. Loestrin comes in a pack of 21 tablets. Once you finish a pack, wait seven days before starting the next pack. Potential side effects include nausea, headache, and spotting.
What Is Loestrin?Loestrin® (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive (commonly known as a birth control pill). The following generic birth control pills are equivalent to Loestrin:
- Gildess® (made by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals USA)
- Junel™ (made by Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
- Larin™ (made by Northstar Rx LLC)
- Microgestin® (made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.).