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Generic Loestrin 1.5/30


Generic Loestrin 1.5/30 (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) is a 28-day combination birth control pill also sold under the generic and brand names Microgestin, Junel 1.5/30, Larin 1.5/30, Microgestin 1.5/30, Gildess 1.5/30. Each pack contains 28 pills. "Off-label" uses for generic Loestrin are: acne treatment, premenstrual disorder with a state of unhappiness (PMDD) and irregular periods, among others. Each pack contains 28 pills. Choose number of packs below, up to 6.

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What is Loestrin 1.5/30?

Generic Loestrin contains 1.5mg of norethindrone acetate (a progestin) and 0.03mg (30 micrograms) of ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). 

Since Loestrin 1.5/30 contains two different hormones, it is categorized as a combination pill. It's also classifieds as "monophasic," because the amount of hormones in each active pill remains the same throughout the cycle.

How do Larin 1.5/30, Junel 1.5/30, Microgestin 1.5/30 and Gildess 1.5/30 prevent pregnancy?

Similar to other combination birth control pills, the active ingredients norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol in these birth control pills prevent pregnancy in three ways:

  • The main mechanic of action is to inhibit ovulation
  • Next, the hormones norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol thicken cervical mucus making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg.
  • Lastly, the pill inhibits the egg from attaching to the uterine lining.

What are off-label uses and benefits of generic Loestrin 1.5/30?

  • Treat absence of menstrual periods (Amenorrhea)
  • Treat Acne in adults and children as young as 15
  • Inhibit abnormally long or heavy periods (Menorrhagia)
  • Help prevent disease of ovaries with cysts
  • Reduce painful periods (Dysmenorrhea)
  • Prevent abnormal bleeding from the uterus
  • Treat PMDD

To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another. 

More Information
Is a Prescription Product Yes
Use or Effects Birth Control
Form Pill
Drug Class/Pharmacology Estrogens, Progestin/Estrogen Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC)
Product Specifics

Refer to the patient pamphlet for complete medication information. 

Other brand and generic names for Loestrin include: Microgestin, Junel 1.5/30, Larin 1.5/30, Microgestin 1.5/30 and Gildess 1.5/30. 

Who should not take Genric Loestrin 1.5/30

Women who are

  • Pregnant
  • Breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed 

Possible side effects of Genric Loestrin 1.5/30 include

  • Fluid retention
  • Nausea, 
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Weight change  
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur especially during the first few months of use. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If you miss 2 periods in a row (or 1 period if the pill has not been used properly), contact your doctor for a pregnancy test.

No contraceptive method is 100% effective. Birth control methods such as having surgery to become sterile or not having sex are more effective than birth control pills. Discuss your options for birth control with your doctor.

This birth control medication does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. It will not help as emergency contraception, such as after unprotected sexual contact.

Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise, nutritional supplement program, and/or any prescription or OTC product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition. 

How effective is generic Loestrin 1.5/30?

Although no contraceptive is 100% effective, generic and other combination birth control pills are considered 91 percent effective at preventing pregnancy when taken as instructed, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

How do I take generic Loestrin 1.5/30?

Take the pill every day at the same time. If you feel nauseous after taking generic Loestrin, taking it with food may ease your stomach. 

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