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Review: could Loestrin 24 fe cause Pulmonary embolism?

We study 581 people who have side effects while taking Loestrin 24 fe from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 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 (latest outcomes from 1,144 users) has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) (latest reports from 339,841 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, pain, high blood pressure, premenstrual syndrome, acne.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 581 people reported to have side effects when taking Loestrin 24 fe. Among them, 41 people (7.06%) have Pulmonary Embolism.

Trend of Pulmonary embolism in Loestrin 24 fe reports

Time on Loestrin 24 fe when people have Pulmonary embolism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pulmonary embolism7.41%77.78%7.41%3.70%3.70%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Pulmonary embolism when taking Loestrin 24 fe * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pulmonary embolism0.00%0.00%19.05%16.67%26.19%33.33%4.76%0.00%

Severity of Pulmonary embolism when taking Loestrin 24 fe ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pulmonary embolism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (12 people, 29.27%)
  2. Menstruation irregular (3 people, 7.32%)
  3. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (2 people, 4.88%)
  4. Menorrhagia (2 people, 4.88%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (2 people, 4.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (3 people, 7.32%)
  2. Yasmin (3 people, 7.32%)
  3. Levoxyl (2 people, 4.88%)
  4. Singulair (2 people, 4.88%)
  5. Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (2 people, 4.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Adrienne on Aug, 12, 2014:

    Hi R,
    I'm responding to your letter in eHealthMe. I was taking Escitalopram - the generic name for Lexapro for about 3 months. In Sept. I slowly took myself off this med. In Dec. 2013 I was admitted to the hospital because of chest pain. A ct scan showed I had developed a Pulmonary Embolism. I was shocked because I was always so healthy. The Hematologist put me on Warfarin since he does not know where the PE came from. The last blood work showed the PE is gone. The Ultra Sound of my legs was negative. I know where the PE came from-taking the generic for Lexapro. I still have to be on Warfarin indefinitely. Thanks for hearing me out. I hope this helps.

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    Adrienne on Aug, 12, 2014:

    Hi Gary,
    Just read your letter in eHealthMe. Sounds like me. I was taking Escitalopram-the generic for Lexapro for about three months. I didn't like the way it made me feel. So in Sept. or Oct I slowly took myself off this med. On Dec 23, 2013 I was admitted to the hospital because of chest pain. a ct scan showed I developed a Pulmonary Embolism. An Ultra Sound of my legs came back negative. I am on Warfarin for the PE. My last blood work showed the PE is gone. Since the hematologist does not know where the PE came from I have to be on Warfarin indefinitely. I know where it came from, the drug Lexapro. Thanks for hearing me out. I hope this helps.

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    Gary Crockett on Nov, 3, 2011:

    I slowly took myself off Lexapro 10mg over 2 months after 2 months of being off it I have had a pulmonary embolism. I went back to the page of side effects for Lexapro and found pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis listed as a side effect of Lexapro. I am now looking for any others who have had this experience. So far I have survived the embolism but am still in severe pain and looking for answers. I am in Australia.

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    R on Sep, 2, 2012:

    I have been taking Lexapro for a little over a year. I was/am anemic but otherwise healthy. June of this year, I started blacking out and found out I had to small blood clots in my lung. My hormones are not right, and have to be on Coumadin. No Doctor mentioned it being a possible side effect of the drug. They still do not have an answer as to what caused it.

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