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Loestrin 24 Fe

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/ 3,359 posts
Other Names: Loestrin FE   Lo Loestrin Fe   Junel Fe

Microgestin

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/ 1,931 posts
Other Names: Loestrin   Junel
Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Based on 3,359 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 1,931 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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By jennifer
September 24, 2013
jennifer wrote
Loestrin FE to Microgestin 1/20
I just switched to Microgestin 1/20 from Loestrin 24 FE because Loestrin was recently discontinued. I was assured the Microgestin was the same ingredient and I would have no side effects. However in the 2.5 weeks that I have taken this new pill, I have gained 5 pounds and am extra moody. My nurse practitioner said she has never heard of this happening. Has this happened to anyone else? Did you find a remedy? Thanks!
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I was taking Lo Loestrin Fe for a 3 months trial and it worked great! However I had to switch to Microgestin because it's free on my insurance compared to $86 with the Lo Loestrin Fe. I was really scared of switching birth controls since the LLF had worked so well so I made sure to pick Microgestin since it's made out of the same hormones, just a higher level than LLF. I didn't experience any side effects other than hot flashes, night sweats, and the inability to control my body temperature reg
Nicolette  |  July 2, 2014
Yes, I have had similar issues. I've been on microgestin for a month now & I'm extremely moody/sensitive. Loestrin was perfect for me and I hate that it's been discontinued.
Cristina  |  December 13, 2013
I have had the same experience.I also have had some shortness of breath when at the gym.I also noticed this while taking another gereric not sure which one. I read that a loestrin generic is being released in jan 2014.
December 6, 2013
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By Persephone
June 13, 2014
Persephone wrote
Microgestin
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By Susan Bagwell
October 1, 2013
Susan Bagwell wrote
Microgestin Suspect of Friend's Near Death Blood Clots
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It's normal to have an increased risk of blood clots if you're taking birth control after age 35. It's mentioned in the warnings. Taking birth control after age 35 becomes more and more dangerous as the years pass.
Kake  |  July 10, 2014
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By Kay
September 4, 2013
Kay wrote
No period on Microgestin
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By quemo
August 10, 2013
quemo wrote
birth control pills and heart palpitations
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What patients are saying about Loestrin 24 Fe vs. Microgestin

32 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
So my obgyn switched me to microgestin, the generic form of...
microgestin birth control, completely cleared up ...I changed bcp. I was on Loestrin 24 fe, which helped, but not enough ...my expectations. So my obgyn switched me to microgestin, the generic f...
I just switched from Loestrin 24 fe to Microgestin 1.5/30...
...I just switched from Loestrin 24 fe to Microgestin 1.5/30 b/c I got my period 2 weeks early ...what is right! Also, has anyone experienced weight gain with microgestin 1.5/30? I'm paranoid ab...
effects from Microgestin. It has helped improve my acne...
...I started on Loestrin 24 Fe, and I didn't have ANY side effects. My weight didn't ...little while later I was put on Microgestin, it's the generic ...effects from Microgestin. It has helped i...
on Loestrin 24 Fe and have since went on the generic form...
...was on Loestrin 24 Fe and have since ...of it called Microgestin. No side effects and a...
switched me over to Microgestin 1/20 due to insurance....
...Tuesday after that? I've been on Loestrin 24 fe for 3 months and then my doctor switched me over to Microgestin 1/20 due to insurance. So this is ...new pack. I do like Microgestin so far. ...
my fibroid. i'll right back in 2 months, but this pill works...
...24 Fe Microgestin, fibroid, moods, cramps, ...swings or depression. I started these pills from microgestin to control my fibroid. i'll right back in 2 months, but this pill works fo...
did you previously use Loestrin 24 fe? I was on that...
...did you previously use Loestrin 24 fe? I was on ...3 months, and my Dr. just switched me to Microgestin 1/20 because of insurance...
am on Loestrin 24 fe and it does work great for me but I am...
...am on Loestrin 24 fe and it does work great for me but ...my birth control pill and microgestin birth control pills are cover ...drug plan. I was wondering which kind of microgestin birth con...
on Loestrin 24 Fe periods for me went away compleatly and...
...periods for me went away compleatly and when I switched to the Generic of Loestrin 21 which is Microgestin 21 I had one period the first month that was one weekearly and lasted forever. Since than ...
24 Fe (brand names I've found give me stomach proble...
...now online that Microgestin 1/20 is in ...pill from the \"wrong\" Loestrin 24 Fe pack I got. I see that ...or two days of Loestrin 24 Fe (brand names I've found give me stomach problems). *Th...
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