What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Loestrin (Ethinyl Estradiol / Norethindrone)

Known as Minestrin in the UK

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Loestrin (Ethinyl Estradiol / Norethindrone)

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    Description

    Loestrin Uses:

    Loestrin (Ethinyl Estradiol/Norethindrone)

    Loestrin is an anti-conception medication pill that women use to maintain a strategic distance from pregnancy. It is a combination of two drugs; Ethinyl estradiol and Norethindrone. These two oral medications work effectively to prevent pregnancy. Loestrin works by preventing ovulation (release of an egg) during the menstrual cycle. It also makes the vaginal fluid thicker and prevents the sperm from reaching the egg, thus, preventing fertilisation.

    You can get the medicine Loestrin from Canada Pharmacy.

    Directions

    A pack of Loestrin contains 28 tablets, which includes 24 blue pills, 2 white, and 2 brown reminder pills.

    • This medicine is to be taken orally.
    • Take the pills with water
    • It is prescribed not to crush or chew your tablets.
    • One Loestrin tablet should be taken once a day.
    • Take the tablet at approximately the same time of day, for 21 days in a row

    The packet of tablets is marked with the day of the week when you should take every tablet. This assistance ensures that you take one tablet according to the particular day for 21 days

    If you think that you have missed your tablet, look at the day on the pack to confirm.

    Ingredients

    The active substances in Loestrin are Norethisterone acetate 1.0mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.02mg.

    Other ingredients are sucrose, lactose, maize starch, talc, spray-dried acacia, and magnesium stearate.

    Cautions

    Talk to your doctor before taking Loestrin if you have any of these problems

    • Asthma
    • Chloasma (brown patches on the face)
    • Depression
    • Epilepsy
    • Kidney disorder
    • Tetany
    • Side Effects

      Despite the fact that the odds of experiencing symptoms by utilizing Loestrin are uncommon, it is better to look for medicinal direction if there is trouble in breathing, a hypersensitive response or swelling on the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

      The common side effects of Loestrin include:

      • Abdominal pains
      • Acne
      • Anxiety and depression
      • Breast tenderness or swelling
      • Change in menstrual cycle
      • Headaches
      • Increased blood pressure
      • Nausea and vomiting
      • Painful menstruation
      • Vaginal itching

      Some other side effects of Loestrin after which it is recommended to discontinue use are:

      • Lump in the breast
      • Mood swings
      • Lack of sleep
      • Weakness
      • Migraines
      • Pain in the jaw
      • Shoulder pain
      • Chest pain

      Consult your physician if any of these signs occur during use of the pill.


      IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

      Product Code : 1610

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