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Loestrin 20 is a â€˜progestogen onlyâ€™ (POP) hormonal contraceptive measure which and is commonly referred to as â€˜the pillâ€™. You take it to avoid getting pregnant.
Loestrin 20 contains the female sex hormones Norethisterone and ethinylestradiol which work together to prevent an egg being released from your ovaries. Loestrin 20 also makes the mucus in your cervix thicker, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg. Sometimes it stops the ovary releasing an egg each month during their ovulation cycle.
Loestrin 20 is a 21 day pill. Meaning you one every day for 21 days.
The benefits of taking the pill include:
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You will need to take 1 tablet of Loestrin 20 every day for 21 days. Followed by 7 days with no pill.
Loestrin 20 comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a different day of the week. You must take the pill at the same time every day until the strip is finished. Swallow the pill whole, with water if necessary. Do not chew it.
Take Loestrin 20 tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are unclear on how to take this medicine, please check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Please note, like all medicine, Loestrin 20 can cause side effects â€“ although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.
Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.
Please read all packaging before taking Loestrin 20.
The active substances in Loestrin 20 are norethisterone acetate 1.0mg and ethinylestradiol 0.02mg.
The other ingredients in the tablet are:
Sugar (sucrose), lactose, maize starch, talc, spray-dried acacia and magnesium stearate. The tablet coating contains hypromellose 15, hydroxypropylcellulose, carnauba wax and the colourings quinoline yellow (E104), erythrosine FD&C Red (E127), indigo carmine (E132) and titanium dioxide (E171).
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