Loestrin 24 Fe vs Microgestin

Loestrin 24 Fe
(Rx)
Microgestin
(Rx)
Loestrin 24 Fe is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Microgestin is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.1
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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February 17, 2006
February 5, 2001
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,731 Discussions
2,639 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Spotting
#3 for Cramping
#4 for Acne
#6 for Heavy Periods
#7 for PMS
#8 for PCOS
#9 for Endometriosis
Our data suggest that Loestrin 24 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
#4 for Acne
#6 for PMS
#7 for PCOS
#8 for Heavy Periods
#9 for Endometriosis
#10 for Ovarian Cysts
Our data suggest that Microgestin 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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Loe
Weight Gain
10
Depression
6
Nausea
6
Bloating
3
Anxiety
2
Decreased Libido
2
Weight Loss
2
Blood Clots
1
Vomiting
1
Yeast Infection
1
Mic
Weight Gain
7
Depression
5
Nausea
4
Bloating
2
Decreased Libido
2
Anxiety
2
Weight Loss
2
Blood Clots
1
Vomiting
1
Weakness
1
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Loestrin 24 Fe
Loe
Microgestin
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Weight Gain
Loe
Mic
10
7
Depression
Loe
Mic
6
5
Nausea
Loe
Mic
6
4
Bloating
Loe
Mic
3
2
Anxiety
Loe
Mic
2
2
Decreased Libido
Loe
Mic
2
2
Weight Loss
Loe
Mic
2
2
Blood Clots
Loe
Mic
1
1
Vomiting
Loe
Mic
1
1
Yeast Infection
Loe
Mic
1
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Weight Gain
Mic
Loe
7
10
Depression
Mic
Loe
5
6
Nausea
Mic
Loe
4
6
Bloating
Mic
Loe
2
3
Decreased Libido
Mic
Loe
2
2
Anxiety
Mic
Loe
2
2
Weight Loss
Mic
Loe
2
2
Blood Clots
Mic
Loe
1
1
Vomiting
Mic
Loe
1
1
Weakness
Mic
Loe
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Microgestin is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Loestrin 24 Fe and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Microgestin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 1 mg-20 mcg (24)/75 mg (4)
Tablet: 1 mg-20 mcg
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
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Loestrin 24 Fe and Microgestin: 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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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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