All of these pharmacies said they are not receiving the drug now. I am curious as to why it not available and would like a suggestion for a replacement birth control pill that is close to Loestrin 24 fe.
It may be that the distributors aren't carrying all of them. There are so many bc pills I don't see how they could. Many of them contain the same medications, but different amounts of each. I would ask my pharmacist what he would recommend that is similar.
YES, it is being discountinued... The makers of loestrin 24 are now making a new pill that is supposed to be the same thing but chewable. It's now called Minastrin 24... same main ingredients, same cost. This is what my pharmacist just told me and I looked it up on their website too.
LoEstrin 24 FE was discontinued because the manufacturers were facing a huge lawsuit because they had been preventing others from manufacturing a generic version of the contraceptive. making chewable minastrine 24 fe is their way of saving their asses. they cost the same, however, minastrine is not covered by most insurances, even if loEstrin 24 fe was covered. Be wise, be careful with how you proceed.
Be careful when taking the Minestrin. My doctor switched me to that after the Loestrin was discontinued and didn't tell me ( I was in between doctors at the time) and that was the month I started college. I had TERRIBLE side effects. I was constantly weepy and so depressed I couldn't get out of bed to go to classes. My period was irregular and heavy with terrible cramps, nausea and headaches, everything it is supposed to prevent. It might work for some, but I would be very cautious.
- 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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