Loestrin 24 Fe vs Microgestin

Loestrin 24 Fe
Microgestin
Other name: Loestrin FE Loestrin FE
Other name: Loestrin Loestrin
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
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2.1
Concern level
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Pregnancy Prevention
Spotting*
Cramping*
Acne
Having No Periods*
PMS*
PCOS*
Heavy Periods*
Endometriosis*
Ovarian Cysts*
* Off label
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Nausea
6
Bloating
3
Anxiety
2
Decreased Libido
2
Weight Loss
2
Blood Clots
1
Vomiting
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Yeast Infection
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Weight Gain
7
Depression
5
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4
Bloating
2
Decreased Libido
2
Anxiety
2
Weight Loss
2
Blood Clots
1
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Loestrin FE to Microgestin 1/20
| jennifer
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!
Nicolette
July 2, 2014
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
Cristina
December 13, 2013
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.
December 6, 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.

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