Larin Fe

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/17/2014
Larin Fe Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 3/28/2016

Larin Fe 1.5/30 (norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol and ferrous fumarate) is a is a combination of female hormones progestogen and estrogen, with iron supplement tablets, used to prevent pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of contraception. Larin Fe is available in generic form. Common side effects of Larin Fe include:

Larin Fe 1.5/30 provides a continuous administration regimen consisting of 21 green tablets of norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets and 7 brown non-hormone containing tablets of ferrous fumarate. The ferrous fumarate tablets are present to facilitate ease of drug administration via a 28-day regimen and do not serve any therapeutic purpose. Larin Fe may interact with rifampin, anticonvulsants, troglitazone, antibiotics, atorvastatin, ascorbic acid, acetaminophen, phenylbutazone, cyclosporine, prednisolone, theophylline, temazepam, salicylic acid, morphine, and clofibric acid. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Larin Fe is not recommended for use during pregnancy. This drug passes into breast milk and is not recommended for use while breastfeeding.

Our Larin Fe 1.5/30 (norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol and ferrous fumarate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Larin Fe Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • signs of a stroke--sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
  • signs of a blood clot--sudden vision loss, stabbing chest pain, feeling short of breath, coughing up blood, pain or warmth in one or both legs;
  • heart attack symptoms--chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating;
  • liver problems--loss of appetite, upper stomach pain, tiredness, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • increased blood pressure--severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears;
  • swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
  • a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
  • a breast lump; or
  • symptoms of depression--sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting;
  • breast tenderness;
  • breakthrough bleeding;
  • headache; or
  • problems with contact lenses.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Larin Fe (Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) Tablets , USP and Ferrous Fumarate Tablets)

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Larin Fe Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

An increased risk of the following serious adverse reactions has been associated with the use of oral contraceptives (see WARNINGS section):

There is evidence of an association between the following conditions and the use of oral contraceptives, although additional confirmatory studies are needed:

  • Mesenteric thrombosis
  • Retinal thrombosis

The following adverse reactions have been reported in patients receiving oral contraceptives and are believed to be drug-related:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as abdominal cramps and bloating)
  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Spotting
  • Change in menstrual flow
  • Amenorrhea
  • Temporary infertility after discontinuation of treatment
  • Edema
  • Melasma which may persist
  • Breast changes: tenderness, enlargement, secretion
  • Change in weight (increase or decrease)
  • Change in cervical erosion and secretion
  • Diminution in lactation when given immediately postpartum
  • Cholestatic jaundice
  • Migraine
  • Rash (allergic)
  • Mental depression
  • Reduced tolerance to carbohydrates
  • Vaginal candidiasis
  • Change in corneal curvature (steepening)
  • Intolerance to contact lenses

The following adverse reactions have been reported in users of oral contraceptives and the association has been neither confirmed nor refuted:

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Larin Fe (Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) Tablets , USP and Ferrous Fumarate Tablets)

© Larin Fe Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Larin Fe Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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