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Can Loestrin 24 Fe Be Used As Emergency Contraception?

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Posted on Sun, 21 Oct 2012
Question: Can Loestrin 24 Fe be used as emergency contraception? I cannot afford plan b but have a pack of Loestrin 24 Fe I haven't started taking yet. If so, how many would I take? I've read 2 pills then 2 pills again 12 hours later as well as 4 pills all at once, not sure which is right. Is it effective? Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Monika Choudhary (1 hour later)
Hi XXXXXX,
Thanks for posting your query.
Yes, you can use Loestrin as emergency pill that was previously used but due to having more side effects like nausea, vomiting & breast tenderness was replaced by only progesterone containing emergency pills like Plan b.
While taking these pills you would have to take two pills simultaneously & 2 pills after 12 hours apart within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

I hope your query has been answered. I will be happy to solve your further queries. In case you are satisfied with my answer, please close the discussion and put a rating for it.

Regards,
Dr.Monika Choudhary

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Can Loestrin 24 Fe Be Used As Emergency Contraception?

Hi XXXXXX,
Thanks for posting your query.
Yes, you can use Loestrin as emergency pill that was previously used but due to having more side effects like nausea, vomiting & breast tenderness was replaced by only progesterone containing emergency pills like Plan b.
While taking these pills you would have to take two pills simultaneously & 2 pills after 12 hours apart within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

I hope your query has been answered. I will be happy to solve your further queries. In case you are satisfied with my answer, please close the discussion and put a rating for it.

Regards,
Dr.Monika Choudhary