Gildess FE vs Loestrin FE

Gildess FE
(Rx)
Loestrin FE
(Rx)
Gildess FE is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Loestrin FE is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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April 28, 2005
April 30, 1973
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
199 Discussions
7,243 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Spotting
#3 for Cramping
#4 for Acne
#6 for PMDD
#7 for Heavy Periods
#8 for PMS
#9 for PCOS
Our data suggest that Gildess FE is taken for Spotting, Cramping and Having No Periods, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Acne.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Spotting
#3 for Cramping
#5 for Acne
#6 for PMS
#7 for PCOS
#8 for Heavy Periods
#9 for Endometriosis
Our data suggest that Loestrin FE is taken for Spotting, Cramping and Having No Periods, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Acne.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Gil
Weight Gain
5
Depression
5
Nausea
4
Breast Pain
3
Paranoia
2
Anxiety
2
Back Pain
2
Hypothyroidism
1
Weight Loss
1
Stomach Problems
1
Loe
Weight Gain
10
Nausea
5
Depression
4
Bloating
3
Decreased Libido
3
Weight Loss
2
Anxiety
2
Blood Clots
2
Vomiting
1
Yeast Infection
1
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Gildess FE
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Loestrin FE
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Weight Gain
Gil
Loe
5
10
Depression
Gil
Loe
5
4
Nausea
Gil
Loe
4
5
Breast Pain
Gil
Loe
3
0
Paranoia
Gil
Loe
2
0
Anxiety
Gil
Loe
2
2
Back Pain
Gil
Loe
2
0
Hypothyroidism
Gil
Loe
1
0
Weight Loss
Gil
Loe
1
2
Stomach Problems
Gil
Loe
1
0
Weight Gain
Loe
Gil
10
5
Nausea
Loe
Gil
5
4
Depression
Loe
Gil
4
5
Bloating
Loe
Gil
3
0
Decreased Libido
Loe
Gil
3
0
Weight Loss
Loe
Gil
2
1
Anxiety
Loe
Gil
2
2
Blood Clots
Loe
Gil
2
0
Vomiting
Loe
Gil
1
0
Yeast Infection
Loe
Gil
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Gildess FE and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Loestrin FE and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 1.5 mg-30 mcg (21)/75 mg (7)
Tablet: 1 mg-20 mcg (21)/75 mg (7), 20 mcg-75 mg-1 mg, 30 mcg-75 mg-1.5 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Norethindrone A-E Estradiol/Ferrous Fumarate
Norethindrone A-E Estradiol/Ferrous Fumarate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gildess FE and Loestrin FE: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Side effects
| Cynthia
I was in Loestrim FE for a few years with no side effects. I started Gildess 3 months ago and for the past 3 weeks I've had serious migraines, dizziness and nausea. I stopped taking it for 2 days so far and as if right now I'm feeling better. I called my ob/gyn and he insisted that he doesn't think it's not the pill. He said it's the same exact formula it just has the extra "sugar" pills. So now I'm doubting myself and thinking it's in my head. Now he wants me to go to my primary to get checked out. Anyone else experiencing a difference?
Megan
December 7, 2014
Sorry, got cut off. Wanted to say I was totally fine on Junel and Microgestin before you stopped carrying it. I have terrible mood swings, paranoia, depression, nausea. It's just awful. I can start back with Junel again in a week!
December 7, 2014
I stopped going to my pharmacy for 2 reasons. One, the pharmacist told me all generics for the same brand names are the same. They are NOT. I learned in school that a generic can range from the active ingredient being 85% (minimum required by FDA) to 100%. The more the active ingredient, the bigger risk of side effects. Not to mention, the other junk contained in the inactive ingredients. Second reason was she said well maybe you should get on a pill with even lower estrogen. I was totally fine
Shelley
October 18, 2014
I felt major differences. My doctor wrote prescribed as is so they cannot substitute. Holders is garbage in my opinion. I will never take that stuff again.
Cynthialw75
November 13, 2013
Sorry for the typos

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