Review: could Loestrin 24 Fe cause Pulmonary Embolism?


Pulmonary embolism is found among people who take Loestrin 24 Fe, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Yasmin, and have Contraception . We study 645 people who have side effects while taking Loestrin 24 fe from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Pulmonary embolism. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary embolism and more.

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Loestrin 24 Fe

Loestrin 24 fe has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Loestrin 24 fe 1,166 users)

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, hypotension, haematoma, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 71,370 Pulmonary embolism patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

645 people reported to have side effects when taking Loestrin 24 Fe.
Among them, 44 people (6.82%) have Pulmonary Embolism

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Loestrin 24 fe cause Pulmonary embolism?

Time on Loestrin 24 Fe when people have Pulmonary Embolism *:

  • < 1 month: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 76.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pulmonary Embolism when taking Loestrin 24 Fe *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Pulmonary Embolism when taking Loestrin 24 Fe *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 22.73 %
  • 20-29: 18.18 %
  • 30-39: 27.27 %
  • 40-49: 27.27 %
  • 50-59: 4.55 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (13 people)
  • Polycystic Ovaries (3 people)
  • Oral Contraception (3 people)
  • Menstruation Irregular (3 people)
  • Uterine Leiomyoma (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Yasmin (4 people)
  • Singulair (3 people)
  • Clonazepam (3 people)
  • Prevacid (2 people)
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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