Microgestin

Last Update May 4, 2016
Microgestin is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Uses: 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. Read More
Other brands: Loestrin, Junel
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Microgestin for treating Acne

Microgestin is prescribed for Acne.

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| Olena Y.
I used to take TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets) for a very long time, until I realized it was giving me cystic acne during certain weeks of the month, there'd also been a week, when I felt absolutely miserable, so sad for no reason, I'd just start crying and wouldn't be able to stop. I never drew a connection betw. those symptoms and TriNessa. I went to a different obgyn, she told me, it must be because TriNessa has different level of hormones for each week of the month - so I'd experience all those crazy fluctuations all the time. She prescribed me Microgestin 1/20 tabs 21 green, which has 3 weeks worth of, so to say, the same level of hormones. The cystic acne hasn't really bothered me since, mood swings've been better, but I didn't stop breaking out every month, which is driving me crazy. I went to a dermatologist. She prescribed me Aczone 5% gel 90gm as topical and Spironolactone 100mg a day. She told me to try Spironolactone for a couple of months to see, if it works and if it doesn't, she said there were other pills she could give me. I've been taking Spironolactone 100mg for 2 months already. It doesn't seem to do anything at all!! It's very frustrating! I'm thinking, I need to go back to the dr. and try different meds. Btw, I don't feel any side effects from Spironolactone whatsoever. But it doesn't seem to do any good either. Maybe I should double my dose, I've read that u can take up to 200mg or maybe I should switch b. control again. I don't know what to do.. And the truth is, all the doctors I've ever seen don't know either!! They just offer me meds to try from their list and see how I feel. That's exactly what they say! Aczone 5% gel was $60 with my insurance and I can't say it worked wonders for me. I also tried Epiduo (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) gel 0.1%/ 2.5% - another prescription topical. It's pretty good at drying up zits, but not the answer.

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Microgestin
2,630 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Cramping*, Acne, Having No Periods*, PMS*, PCOS*, Heavy Periods*, Endometriosis*, Ovarian Cysts*
Other names: Loestrin, Junel, Jevantique, Femhrt, Femhrt 1 5
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.0
Satisfaction
1.0
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Loestrin
13,270 discussions
Taken for: Spotting*, Pregnancy Prevention, Cramping*, Acne, Having No Periods*
Other names: Microgestin, Junel, Femhrt, Jevantique, Femhrt 1 5
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.4
Satisfaction
1.0
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Ortho Tri Cyclin
40,662 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Acne*, Spotting*, Cramping*, PCOS*
Other names: Ortho Cyclen, TriNessa, Sprintec, Mononessa, Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
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1.5
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Yaz
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Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Menstrual Period Issues, Acne, Cramping*, PCOS*
Other names: Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Loryna, Drospirenone-Ethinyl Estradiol
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
Satisfaction
2.1
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Yasmin
101,614 discussions
Taken for: Menstrual Period Issues, Pregnancy Prevention, Acne*, PCOS*, Cramping*
Other names: Yaz, Ocella, Zarah, Drospirenone-Ethinyl Estradiol, Gianvi
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.8
Satisfaction
3.0
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Junel
1,433 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Cramping*, Acne, Having No Periods*
Other names: Loestrin, Microgestin, Femhrt, Jevantique, Femhrt 1 5
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
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Loestrin FE
7,237 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Cramping*, Having No Periods*, Acne
Other names: Loestrin 24 Fe, Lo Loestrin Fe, Junel Fe, MINASTRIN 24 FE, Gildess FE
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
Satisfaction
1.0
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Alesse
11,653 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Acne*, Cramping*, PCOS*
Other names: Aviane, Lutera, Seasonale, Nordette, Levlite
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.1
Satisfaction
1.9
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Desogen
3,993 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Acne*, Cramping*, PCOS*, PMS*
Other names: Apri, Ortho Cept, Reclipsen, Cyclessa, Solia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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Satisfaction
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Loestrin 24 Fe
3,731 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Cramping*, Acne, Having No Periods*
Other names: Loestrin FE, Lo Loestrin Fe, MINASTRIN 24 FE, LOMEDIA 24 FE, Junel Fe
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.7
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness

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Acne medications
Microgestin
2,630 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Cramping*, Acne, Having No Periods*, PMS*, PCOS*, Heavy Periods*, Endometriosis*, Ovarian Cysts*
Other names: Loestrin, Junel, Jevantique, Femhrt, Femhrt 1 5
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.0
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Loestrin
13,270 discussions
Taken for: Spotting*, Pregnancy Prevention, Cramping*, Acne, Having No Periods*
Other names: Microgestin, Junel, Femhrt, Jevantique, Femhrt 1 5
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.4
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Ortho Tri Cyclin
40,662 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Acne*, Spotting*, Cramping*, PCOS*
Other names: Ortho Cyclen, TriNessa, Sprintec, Mononessa, Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
Satisfaction
1.5
Helpfulness
Yaz
64,945 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Menstrual Period Issues, Acne, Cramping*, PCOS*
Other names: Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Loryna, Drospirenone-Ethinyl Estradiol
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
Satisfaction
2.1
Helpfulness
Yasmin
101,614 discussions
Taken for: Menstrual Period Issues, Pregnancy Prevention, Acne*, PCOS*, Cramping*
Other names: Yaz, Ocella, Zarah, Drospirenone-Ethinyl Estradiol, Gianvi
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.8
Satisfaction
3.0
Helpfulness
Junel
1,433 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Cramping*, Acne, Having No Periods*
Other names: Loestrin, Microgestin, Femhrt, Jevantique, Femhrt 1 5
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Loestrin FE
7,237 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Cramping*, Having No Periods*, Acne
Other names: Loestrin 24 Fe, Lo Loestrin Fe, Junel Fe, MINASTRIN 24 FE, Gildess FE
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Alesse
11,653 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Acne*, Cramping*, PCOS*
Other names: Aviane, Lutera, Seasonale, Nordette, Levlite
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.1
Satisfaction
1.9
Helpfulness
Desogen
3,993 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Acne*, Cramping*, PCOS*, PMS*
Other names: Apri, Ortho Cept, Reclipsen, Cyclessa, Solia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Loestrin 24 Fe
3,731 discussions
Taken for: Pregnancy Prevention, Spotting*, Cramping*, Acne, Having No Periods*
Other names: Loestrin FE, Lo Loestrin Fe, MINASTRIN 24 FE, LOMEDIA 24 FE, Junel Fe
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.7
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
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