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Loestrin is manufactured by Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic versions of Loestrin are manufactured by various manufacturers.

Loestrin is a combined oral contraceptive, the most common type of birth control pill. Loestrin contains a combination of two different types of hormones: estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone).

The hormones in Loestrin prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries).

Loestrin also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, less important ways. It changes the cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. It also alters the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
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14 Mar 2016 Its the best Birth Control that I have ever taken. i do not get any more cramps and my periods are a lot lighter and the duration is less than 2 weeks!
   —Posted by Carla
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13 Jan 2015 It's the best decision I've made concerning my help. My cycles were so horrible. Uncontrolled vomiting that went on for hours.
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12 Jan 2014 Very dry skin and red raised patches. Suffered from eczema as a child but hasn't been as bad as this for over 20 years.
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07 Feb 2013 I recently started loestrin, and so far it's pretty good! I don't have spotting like I have on other BC. The only negative thing I have noticed is that I am very emotional, and it has brought out my anxiety problems more.
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03 Dec 2012 I was put on Loestrin because I was experiencning melasma on Ortho Try Cyclen, after the birth of my son. The Dr thought that the Loestrin would help or not worsen the melasma. After about a month on this pill I started breaking out on my chin only. I have KEPT a breakout on my chin the entire 7 months that I have been on the pill. It has never went away. They are not pimples that come to a head and that you can pop they are clusters of tiny raised red bumps on either side of my chin. Ive never had acne in my life and now Im embarrassed to look at anyone in the face because I dont want them to see my acne on my chin. Cover ups do not work and no acne treatments help. I am very fair skinned so they are very evident. I just switched back to Ortho Tri Cyclen a few weeks ago and am hoping this takes care of the issue for me. Other than the acne I have no complains about the pill.
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