That's not a dumb question at all! Yes, the difference is that the Loestrin FE has an iron supplement as well as the birth control hormones. They usually use it in women who are heavy bleeders and tend towards iron deficiency anemia. Fe is the elemental symbol for iron. Regular Loestrin 24 does not have the iron supplement.
- Loestrin 24 Fe Information for Consumers
- Loestrin 24 Fe Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Loestrin 24 Fe (detailed)
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