loestrin

Loestrin

Loestrin is a hormonal contraceptive pill containing two active ingredients – ethinyl estradiol and norethisterone, which are synthetic equivalents of the female sex hormones.
Loestrin is available as a treatment with varying hormone content, and therefore the names Loestrin 20 and Loestrin 30 are used to refer to the type of treatment containing, respectively, 20/30mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 1mg/1.5mg of norethisterone.

What are the benefits of using Loestrin?

Loestrin is a hormonal contraceptive pill containing two active ingredients – ethinyl estradiol and norethisterone, which are synthetic equivalents of the female sex hormones. Ethinyl estradiol is a counterpart of oestrogens which in the course of taking oral contraceptive pills are no longer produced by the body. Oestrogens are responsible for the growth of the endometrium, and prepare it for the implantation of the embryo. The second active ingredient of this pill is norethisterone, which is one of the earliest progesterone counterparts. It was first synthesized in 1951 and has been used to this day, which can attest to its reliability and safe influence on a woman’s body.

Taking Loestrin contraceptive pills not only helps to maintain a constant level of fertility, but it also has a number of other positive effects, among which we may note a reduction of pain associated with the menstrual cycle, less profuse menstrual bleeding, and improved regularity of the cycle.

Loestrin is available as a treatment with varying hormone content, and therefore the names Loestrin 20 and Loestrin 30 are used to refer to the type of treatment containing, respectively, 20/30mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 1mg/1.5mg of norethisterone. The decision of which dosage should be used is made by the doctor on the basis of a medical interview.

How do Loestrin contraceptive pills work?

Ethinyl estradiol and norethisterone found in Loestrin pills inhibit ovulation, i.e. the process of releasing an egg cell, as well as change the viscosity and density of the cervical mucus, thus making it difficult for sperm to penetrate the female genital tract. In this way, the basic function of the pill is implemented – impeding fertilisation and embryo formation.

Taking these birth control pills also results in gentler, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding. This, among other things, is the reason why contraceptive pills are prescribed for women suffering from heavy, painful or irregular periods.

Who can buy Loestrin contraceptive pills online?

Loestrin contraceptive pills are recommended for women who are at least 18 years of age, provided there are no contraindications to the use of hormonal treatment containing norethisterone. Before the purchase, you must fill out a form which will be verified by our doctor in order to rule out potential contraindications.

On the basis of the interview, our doctor may prescribe Loestrin only to those patients who are taking, or have taken the product, or following other doctor’s recommendations. The data presented in the consultation form is confidential, and is protected under the law, so please do not conceal any important details that could have an impact on your health.

Who should not use Loestrin contraceptive pills?

Loestrin contraceptive pills should not be used by women:

  • who are or might be pregnant,
  • who are breastfeeding,
  • who suffer from any problems related to blood coagulation,
  • who suffer from arrhythmia or other heart defects,
  • over 50 years of age,
  • suffering from migraines lasting longer than 72 h,
  • smoking more than 40 cigarettes a day,
  • with high cholesterol levels,
  • who have had a mastectomy.

If you notice any alarming symptoms, you should discontinue the treatment immediately. In such a case it is advisable to contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

How should Loestrin pills be used?

The best moment to start taking these pills is the first day of the menstrual cycle (the first day of the period). Loestrin’s contraceptive effect will then appear immediately. However, if you want to start taking these birth control pills at any other time, remember that the protection against pregnancy will only appear after approximately 7 days of the treatment, and in the meantime it is recommended to use additional forms of protection such as condoms.

Taking Loestrin contraceptive pills does not differ substantially from the use of other pills with a similar effect. The pills should be taken for 21 days, after which it is necessary to have a seven-day break. During that time, there may appear symptoms similar to menstrual bleeding, but you should not be worried, as this is a normal reaction whose purpose is to cleanse the body of excess hormones.

Due to the fact that the pills are sold in calendar-orientated packaging with the days of the week marked, you should not have any problem with taking the pills in the correct order.

If you forget or omit one pill, you should take it as soon as possible. Omitting a single pill does not result in a decrease in the level of contraception. If you missed two pills, you should be aware that the level of protection has been reduced, and for the next seven days both your partner and/or yourself should be using additional contraceptive precautions such as condoms.

Do Loestrin pills cause any side effects?

Due to their hormone content, birth control pills have an impact on the body, and some patients may experience side effects resulting from the use of the treatment. If you experience fluctuations in body weight, nausea, vomiting, headaches, breast tenderness, or other worsening symptoms, it may mean that Loestrin is not tolerated by your body, and you should consult your doctor or pharmacist to determine whether further use of the pills is safe for you.

How to buy Loestrin online?

If you would like to buy Loestrin through our website, you should first fill out a form that will tell our doctor if you can take this sort of pills having to experience adverse side effects.

Our doctor can write a prescription and direct it to fulfilment for those patients who are already taking, or have taken Loestrin, or in the case of documented indications received from a gynaecologist. Please let us know if you have ever taken Loestrin pills before, or used any other birth control pills, in the consultation form.