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Genuine Loestrin (ethinylestradiol and norethisterone)

What is Loestrin?

Loestrin is a popular combined contraceptive pill which has proved to be almost 99% effective in preventing conception. It is available in two dosage strengths: Loestrin 20 and Loestrin 30. Both of these strengths have the potential to alter your reproductive system in such a way that it becomes nearly impossible for you to conceive. Since it is a combined contraceptive pill, it contains a combination of oestrogen and progestogen.

What are the benefits?

Loestrin pills not only prevent pregnancy, but have also proven to be effective in treating acne and reducing pelvic inflammatory disease and ovarian cysts. Loestrin 20 and 30 are low dose treatments than most of the other pills, which make it suitable for women who are likely to develop side effects while using other contraceptives. The combination of oestrogen and progestogen helps in making your periods regular, less heavy and less painful. It also aids in treating the premenstrual symptoms and reduces the risk of developing cancers of the ovary and womb.

How does it work?

Loestrin pills work in three different ways, just as other contraceptive pills, to prevent you from conceiving. The synthetic hormones present in this medication will trick the body into thinking that ovulation has already occurred due to which no egg is released for fertilisation. It also thickens the mucus in the cervix, which means it would be near to impossible for a sperm to enter the womb. Lastly, it prevents the womb lining from becoming thick enough for an egg to implant itself and grow there. Loestrin pills do not have a long term effect on your fertility. Your cycle will return to normal as soon as you stop taking the pill.

Who can take it?

Loestrin pills can be used by any woman who is above 18 years of age. However, doctor will advise you to avoid this medication if you are already pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also not take Loestrin 20 or 30 if you have high blood pressure; heart, liver or circulation problems; or have had a stroke, or varicose veins. You should mention your past medical conditions or treatments during your consultation with a doctor.

How do you take Loestrin?

This medication should be taken for 21 days of your menstrual cycle, after which there is a gap of seven days when you do not need to use this contraceptive. During this period you may experience a withdrawal bleed, which is a natural way of removing the additional hormones that Loestrin supplies your body with. You will still be protected from pregnancy during these seven days, but you must start a new course after the seven days have passed.

Are there any side effects?

The Loestrin contraceptive pill does not cause many side effects as it is well-tolerated. However, it may cause some temporary and mild side effects which disappear when you stop taking the pill. Some of the common side effects are headaches, nausea, vomiting, vaginal thrush, water retention, changes in weight, breast tenderness and changes in menstrual bleeding.

How can I buy Loestrin online?

You can buy this medication from any of the registered online clinics. The online clinic offers you a convenient and free consultation with licensed doctor to determine whether this treatment is appropriate for your body. If any medication does not suit your medical history, the doctor will suggest an alternate medication for you.