Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Lo Loestrin Fe Oral.

Overall User Ratings

282 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 66-70 of 145 Next»
Condition: Birth Control
2/19/2013 4:26:23 PM

Reviewer: jillian42, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on LoLoestrin for three months and it was a horrible experience. I had severe mood swings and was extremely emotional. It made keeping a functional relationship with my boyfriend very difficult. I went off of it and am now about to try a different pill, hopefully this one will have better side effects!

Condition: Birth Control
2/5/2013 12:25:06 AM

Reviewer: CollA, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was originally prescribed Loestrin two years ago. The scrip was switched when the brand changed the name (same drug, new name). I've been on it for two years, and have never once had a regular period. I spot every two weeks, or if I have sex a certain way, it triggers spotting. My body did not change, I did not experience mood swings or anything else crazy, but the irregularity is no good. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/3/2013 9:29:13 PM

Reviewer: EveP, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I tried this for 2 months. I didn't start it when I was supposed to bc my gyn didn't tell me any specifics, so it completely threw off my cycle, I bled 3 times in the 1st month, and the 2nd month I got my period, which was a little lighter, it stopped for a day and then started up again, but was still overall lighter than usual. I did feel sick to my stomach in the beginning, which is stat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/25/2013 9:32:27 AM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
it hasnt been long since ive started taking lo loestrin. im in the 3rd week of my 1st month and i got my period. its not lighter but heavier than usual. and my cramps are worse than they have ever been. my gyn told me it would lighten my period and i wouldnt get as bad cramps. also im breaking out like crazy!! idk if i should ask to switch or just wait till my body gets used to the pill

Condition: Birth Control
1/22/2013 10:33:34 PM

Reviewer: patientadvice, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I did not have a good experience with Lo Loestrin Fe. I had extreme tenderness and soreness in my boobs. The sore feeling was ALL the time and not just during my period. I switched to Junel Fe which is a similar generic verison that is great. The periods do last longer but are light and there were NO side effects. I would recommend to anyone starting on BC Junel Fe.

«Previous 66-70 of 145 Next»
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
 
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

feet
Solutions for 19 types.
Heart-Shaped Fried Egg
Can you benefit from them?
oatmeal and eggs
How to make the best choices for you.
dog begging at table
Foods your dog should never eat.
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
Adult man lying awake in bed
How to recognize them.
chlamydia
Pictures and facts.
smiling woman
Fight the effects of getting older.
chicken and veggie kabobs
What are you eating tonight?
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
young woman in sun
What to watch for.
woman clutching at stomach
Do you know what's causing yours?

Women's Health Newsletter

Find out what women really need.

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.