Loestrin® 24 Fe is a prescription oral contraceptive used for the prevention of pregnancy.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION about Loestrin® 24 Fe, including Boxed Warning
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious adverse effects on the heart and blood vessels from oral contraceptive use. This risk increases with age and with the amount of smoking (15 or more cigarettes per day has been associated with a significantly increased risk) and is quite marked in women over 35 years of age. Women who use oral contraceptives should not smoke.
The use of combination oral contraceptives is associated with increased risks of several serious side effects, which can be life threatening, including blood clots, stroke or heart attack. Some women should not use the Pill, including women who have or have had blood clots, certain cancers, a history of heart attack or stroke, as well as those who are or may be pregnant.
The most common side effects reported by Loestrin® 24 Fe users were headache, vaginal infections, and upper respiratory infection.
Oral contraceptives do not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.