If this happens frequently or lasts for an extended period of time, talk to your doctor. Tell your doctor about them if they bother you or seem serious. Inform your doctor if you notice swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain, or changes in vision, as it may be a sign of a blood clot. Nausea, headache, and breast pain are some commonly seen side effects of this medicine. There might be ways to lessen or stop them. You might experience spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods or missed periods.
If you are also taking any of the following HIV medications: amprenavir (Agenerase), atazanavir (Reyataz), tipranavir (Aptivus), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase), ritonavir (Kaletra), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), ritonavir (Norvir), or nelfinavir (Viracept), If you also take ascorbic acid, such as in vitamin C, or acetaminophen, such as in Tylenol, you should stop taking Loette. Do not take Loette if you are also taking barbiturates: barbiturate (e.g., Amytal), butabarbital (e.g., Butisol), mephobarbital (e.g., Mebaral), secobarbital (e.g., Seconal) or phenobarbital (e.g., Solfoton, Luminal). If you also take phenylbutazone (such as Butazolidin or Azolid), you should not take Loette. If you also take phenytoin (e.g., Dilantin), carbamazepine (e.g., Tegretol), felbamate (e.g., Felbatol), oxcarbazepine (e.g., Trileptal), topiramate (e.g., Topamax), or primidone (e.g., Mysoline), you should not take Loette. If you are taking any of the following antibiotics, you should not take Loette: amoxicillin (e.g., Augmentin); ampicillin (e.g., Omnipen); doxycycline (e.g., Vibramycin; Doryx); griseofulvin (e.g., Grifulvin V; Fulvicin PG; Grisactin); minocycline (e.g., Minocin); penicillin (e.g.,
If you smoke, are older than 35, have ever had a heart attack, or have uterine/cervix or vaginal cancer, tell your doctor before taking this medication. Do not take the medicine if you are pregnant already or breastfeeding. As many of these may reduce this medication's effectiveness or alter how it functions, your doctor should be informed of all other medications you are taking.