Loestrin FE vs Ortho Cyclen

Loestrin FE
(Rx)
Ortho Cyclen
(Rx)
Loestrin FE is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Ortho Cyclen is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.8
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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April 30, 1973
December 29, 1989
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
7,242 Discussions
4,126 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Spotting
#3 for Acne
#4 for Cramping
#5 for PCOS
#7 for PMS
#8 for Endometriosis
#10 for Heavy Periods
Our data suggest that Ortho Cyclen is taken for Spotting, Cramping and PCOS, 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
Nausea
5
Depression
4
Bloating
3
Decreased Libido
3
Weight Loss
2
Anxiety
2
Blood Clots
2
Vomiting
1
Yeast Infection
1
Ort
Weight Gain
7
Depression
4
Nausea
4
Weight Loss
2
Bloating
2
Decreased Libido
2
Blood Clots
2
Anxiety
1
Vomiting
1
Yeast Infection
1
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Loestrin FE
Loe
Ortho Cyclen
Ort
Weight Gain
Loe
Ort
10
7
Nausea
Loe
Ort
5
4
Depression
Loe
Ort
4
4
Bloating
Loe
Ort
3
2
Decreased Libido
Loe
Ort
3
2
Weight Loss
Loe
Ort
2
2
Anxiety
Loe
Ort
2
1
Blood Clots
Loe
Ort
2
2
Vomiting
Loe
Ort
1
1
Yeast Infection
Loe
Ort
1
1
Weight Gain
Ort
Loe
7
10
Depression
Ort
Loe
4
4
Nausea
Ort
Loe
4
5
Weight Loss
Ort
Loe
2
2
Bloating
Ort
Loe
2
3
Decreased Libido
Ort
Loe
2
3
Blood Clots
Ort
Loe
2
2
Anxiety
Ort
Loe
1
2
Vomiting
Ort
Loe
1
1
Yeast Infection
Ort
Loe
1
1
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Loestrin FE and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ortho Cyclen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 1 mg-20 mcg (21)/75 mg (7), 20 mcg-75 mg-1 mg, 30 mcg-75 mg-1.5 mg
Tablet: 35 mcg-0.25 mg, 0.25 mg-35 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
Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Loestrin FE and Ortho Cyclen: 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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