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Taking Loestrin, spotting between periods. Expired medicine?

I am taking loestrin fe 24, and I am worried it might be expired. I keep having spotting in-between periods (heavy spotting, almost like a period), which has never happened before. The pack says it expires in November 2013, but I kept it stored in my car for part of the summer, which frequently rose to temperatures upwards of 100 degrees. Is it possible that it has already expired? Thank you for your help!
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Mar 2013
Thanks for your query on the portal.
If the proper storage temperature specified on the pack is not maintained, it is possible that the pills would not produce desired effect.
Also, sometimes, if your body weight is high, the pills might be of a lesser dose than you require, causing breakthrough bleeding.
Plus, abnormal bleeding , even if on pills, requires investigation, as it might point to an unintentional pregnancy or other pathologies.
Please consult your healthcare provider.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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