... took my first blue pill before my period. Do I just continue to take them or wait for my period then continue?
How should I take Lo Loestrin Fe?
Take Lo Loestrin Fe as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
You will take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins. You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using Lo Loestrin Fe. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not take one pill daily. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of pills completely.
The 28 day birth control pack contains 4 ferrous fumarate "reminder" pills to keep you on your regular cycle. Your period will usually begin while you are using these reminder pills.
You may have breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy.
Use a back-up birth control if you are sick with severe vomiting or diarrhea.
If you need surgery or medical tests or if you will be on bed rest, you may need to stop using Lo Loestrin Fe for a short time. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are using Lo Loestrin Fe.
While taking Lo Loestrin Fe, you will need to visit your doctor regularly.
Store Lo Loestrin Fe at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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