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Loestrin 30

Oral medication

Loestrin 30 is a monophasic 21-day contraceptive pill containing the active ingredients ethinylestradiol and norethisterone. It helps to make it harder for the sperm to penetrate the womb and to reduce the chance of a fertilised egg implanting in the womb. It is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy if taken correctly.

Medication effect duration

Loestrin 30 is a prescription only medicine, like any other prescription medication you must consult a doctor before using it.

 Nutrition information for medication

PrivateDoc offers a confidential free consultation service that may result in you receiving a prescription for Loestrin 30 if it is deemed appropriate and can prescribed safely. Complete a 100% free and secure consultation to explore your treatment options.

Who can take Loestrin 30

PrivateDoc will prescribe a 3-month supply of Loestrin 30 contraceptive pill to women where Loestrin 30 is suitable. Women qualify for Loestrin 30 if:

  • They have been taking Loestrin 30 for the last year.
  • They have had no problems with Loestrin 30 in the last year.
  • They have had a face-to-face pill check-up for their contraceptive pill in the last year.

How to take Loestrin 30

Take Loestrin 30 every day for 21 days

  • Loestrin 30 comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a day of the week.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day.
  • Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week.
  • Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one pill each day, until you have finished all 21 pills
  • Then have a 7-day break when you will have your period.
  • Following the 7-day pill-free period start your new pack of pills on the 8th day.
  • Note – Swallow each pill whole, with water if necessary.
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Treatment Warnings

  • Do not take Loestrin 30 if you are pregnant.
  • Do not take Loestrin 30 if you are breast feeding.
  • Some medicines can reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill including some antibiotics, please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of medicines that may affect your contraceptive pill.

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