(Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol)
Lolo is in a group of drugs called birth control. Lolo (Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) is used to prevent pregnancy, as well as help women who have irregular periods get more regular. It may also be used to decrease painful periods and decrease the risk of ovarian cysts. Some patients may use it to treat acne. It works by using two hormones: a progestin and an estrogen. Together, they prevent ovulation and make the vaginal fluid thicker to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. It also changes the lining of the uterus to prevent the attachment of a fertilized egg. The usual recommended start dose is 1 mg/ 10 mcg.
The brand Lolo is manufactured by Activis and currently comes from Canada. It may come from other international countries. Lolo is available in a 1 mg/ 10 mcg dosage.
Lolo Side Effects
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol.
• Difficulty breathing;
• Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
Stop taking Lolo and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Lumps in the breast;
• Mental/mood changes;
• Severe stomach or abdominal pain;
• Unusual changes in vaginal bleeding;
• Dark urine;
• Yellowing eyes or skin;
• Signs of blood clot
Less serious side effects of Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol may include raising your blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the ankles/feet, weight changes, or breakthrough bleeding.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Lolo should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor about your medical history to be sure you can safely take Lolo. Particularly if you have a history of blood clots, high blood pressure, abnormal breast exam, cancer, high cholesterol or triglycerides, depression, diabetes, severe headache, irregular heartbeats, thyroid problems, and more. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant or nursing and be sure to tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking this medication. If you have just given birth or had an abortion, do not take for the first three months afterward and talk to your doctor about when it’s safe to start it. Lolo may also interfere with milk production, if you are nursing. Consult with your doctor before breastfeeding. There may be an interaction between Lolo and other medications such as aromatase inhibitors, ospemifene, tamoxifen, tizanidine, tranexamic acid, etc. If you are taking any of these medications, speak to your doctor. Some drugs may cause hormonal birth control pills to work less effectively, resulting in pregnancy—some include griseofulvin, antibiotics, modafinil, St. John’s wort, antiseizure medications, and more.
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