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You do not have to, but you will likely get your period right away - even if it has not been a month since your last period. If you wait until the end of the pack, your schedule will stay approximately the same. If you are experiencing side effects which you feel may be dangerous (severe headache, stomachache, or eye problems, major pin point leg pain or trouble breathing), stop right away. If you are considering stopping because you are unhappy with this brand and want to switch or want to become pregnant, consider talking to your doctor about your plans before you stop. It may be easier to transition to a new pill if you stay on this one for the rest of the pack, and if you are considering becoming pregnant, your doctor may recommend that you "prepare" for a month or two before you try for a baby (such as take folate, make sure you are eating healthier/exercising, getting off any other medications that may not be good for a pregnancy). I hope this was helpful!

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Q: I want to stop taking birth control. I am on Loestrin 24 fe. Do I have to finish the whole pack?
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Is loestrin 24 the best birth control pill?


How many mgs are in one pill of loestrin birth control pills?

The answer is on your pack of birth control pills. LoEstrin comes in different strengths, and so your question cannot be answered without further information. For instance, there is LoEstrin 1/20 and LoEstrin 1.5/30. Contact your health care provider or pharmacist for more advice.

What is the safest birth control for your teenage daughter?

birth control pills are the safest method. i would recommend talking to her doctor about choosing the brand. im currently taking loestrin 24 because it is one of fewbirth controlpills that do not cause weightgain.

Does lipofuze affect birth control?

I have been taking Lipofuze for 3 days, and i I have been taking Loestrin for about a year or two. I only take birth control to make my periods regular (I am not sexually active). On the third day of Lipofuze I had some spotting (which is about a week before my scheduled period)

Is loestrin 20 prescribed for any other reason other than birth control?

Birth control pills like LoEstrin are prescribed for a myriad of reasons, including control of irregular bleeding or excess bleeding, hormonal support, hormonal regulation, control of endometriosis, reduction in painful periods, and others.

What if you are taking loestrin fe and have not started your period yet?

If you are taking Loesterin FE and you've not had your period yet, you may consider going to the doctor depending on how long it has been. They may recommend a short break from the birth control.

I'm taking loestrin 24 fe low dose birth control pills and i don't know when the birth control part kicks in so can someone give me an answer?

You should use a back up method of birth control, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, for the first 7 days of the first cycle.

Did anyone get depressed after using loestrin birth control pills?

I did I got off of it immeadiatly and now im taking celexa i swear it mess up my whole emotional state i was getting confuse and depress

If I'm late for my period but was on loestrin 24 fe but am having symptoms could i be pregnant?

take a pregnancy test to be sure.. but i am on loestrin 24 fe and have not had a period in like 8 months. i starting researching because i know this is unhealth.. have found that many women have this same problem while taking this birth control

What brands of birth control pill are available?

There are many different brands of birth control and their generic forms as well. Some of the most well known brand names in birth control are: LoEstrin, Yasmin, Seasonale, Lybrel, Mircette, Trivora, and Zovia.

What are you to do if a guy takes birth control?

If he is taking female birth control pills forget him. They contain hormones and he is not taking them for birth control.

What should you do when you found out your mom is taking birth control?

Nothing, Taking birth control is her choice

How long after you stop taking birth control which stopped your periods should you get your period?

I was put on loestrin to try to get rid of ovarian cysts before trying to conceive. I have been on loestrin for 3 months continuously(no placebo) and just got the O.K. from my doctor that the cysts are gone and I can stop the pill. How long does it usually take to start a period again?

Is birth control ineffective while taking metronidazole?

Can birth control be ineffective while taking metronidazole?

If you stopped taking you birth control before the pack was done how long until you get a regular period?

I have been on birth control for 7yrs, and i stopped taking it the end of September. But when i stopped taking it i didn't finish the pack. I am trying to get pregnant. I am concerned that i cant get pregnant and that i should have finished the pack first. I am concerned that i might not be able to get pregnant because i took birth control for 7yrs.

Is necon birth control more effective than loestrin birth control?

First, Necon and LoEstrin are brand names, and don't indicate the name of the pill. Second, there aren't many good studies comparing effectiveness of one pill against another. Interesting, isn't it, that the commercials for pills talk about other issues rather than pregnancy prevention!

When I start the pill or birth control the Sunday after I started my period should my period stop when I begin taking the pill or should it finish it's course?

It will probably finish its course.

What birth control helps for teenage achne?

For me personally, after I started using Loestrin 24Fe my acne subsided a little bit. But don't use birth control just to control acne, because you'd be messing up your body for a stupid reason.

What day should you start taking your birth control?


What if you had your period early but your pill is not finish it is ok to continue to take or you stop even the 28 days is not finish?

You should continue taking the birth control pill as scheduled regardless of bleeding.

Can you get pregnant if you switched from taking the shot to birth control pills but no longer take the birth control pills?

If you were on the shot but you switched to taking birth control pills, but you do not take the birth control pills anymore, you have a high chance of pregnancy if you have been having unprotected intercourse. All the active hormones from the birth control will have little or no effect after 3 days of not taking birth control.

Does stopping taking the pill mess up getting pregnant?

Taking the birth control pill lowers the risk of pregnancy. Not taking the birth control pill does not lower the risk of pregnancy. You are more likely to get pregnant when you are not taking the birth control pill.

Can taking birth control pills result in down syndrome?

Birth control pills do not increase the risk of birth defects in babies conceived by women who are or were taking them.

Can steroids affect birth control?

If you're taking steroids, I wouldn't bother taking birth control, steroids can make you sterile.

Can taking multiple birth control pills cause spotting?

Yes, taking multiple birth control pills can cause spotting.