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INDICATION AND USAGE for Lo Loestrin® Fe
Lo Loestrin Fe is a prescription birth control pill used for the prevention of pregnancy.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not use Lo Loestrin Fe if you smoke cigarettes and are over 35 years old. Smoking increases your risk of serious cardiovascular side effects (heart and blood vessel problems) from birth control pills, including death from heart attack, blood clots or stroke. This risk increases with age and the number of cigarettes you smoke.
You should not use birth control pills if you have or have had blood clots; breast cancer or any cancer that is sensitive to female hormones; a history of heart attack or stroke; high blood pressure that medicine can’t control; diabetes with kidney, eye, nerve, or blood vessel damage; liver disease or liver tumors; certain kinds of severe migraine headaches; jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) caused by pregnancy; or if you are or may be pregnant.
Birth control pills increase the risk of serious blood clots, especially in women who have other risk factors, such as smoking, obesity, or age greater than 35. It is possible to die from a problem caused by a blood clot, such as a heart attack or a stroke. The most common side effects reported by women taking Lo Loestrin® Fe in a study were nausea/vomiting, headache, spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods, painful menstruation, weight change, breast tenderness, acne, abdominal pain, anxiety and depression.
Birth control pills do not protect you against any sexually transmitted disease, including HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
For additional safety information, please see FDA-Approved Patient Labeling.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Lo Loestrin® is a registered trademark of Warner Chilcott Company, LLC.