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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Microgestin FE 1/20 (28) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
12/2/2014 10:06:24 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on this pill over 2 years, it is the generic for Loestrin Fe. I have has a wonderful experience with this drug, my mood is stable, I never gained any weight, and my periods are light if they come at all. Sometimes I do experience abnormal bleeding/ cramping if I do not take my pill on time, but that's my fault. The only drawback is that it does not help my acne, although I have tri ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/1/2014 11:52:06 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I switched to this pill from Generess Fe solely due to the price. It is supposed to be the generic brand. With Generess Fe I had NO ISSUES after the first two months. Since I have been on Microgestin, I have bled every two weeks (been on it over 6 months), cried all the time, my acne is ridiculous and I have gained 10+ pounds. I am not sure what they put in the generic brand that's not in the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/10/2014 3:56:52 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this pill for of 6 months. I have had they WORSE mood swings ever(Depression,Anger,anxiety). As well As migraines

Condition: Birth Control
11/7/2014 9:09:09 AM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
There are a lot of negative reviews, so i thought i would share my experience, because i was freaked out before going on it after reading reviews. Just remember, everyone is different . Ive been on this birth control now for a little over 2 months. My experience has been overall pretty good-- mild nausea first 2 weeks, a few hours after taking it, (i would say at worst a 4/10) I would suggest taki ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/25/2014 3:40:21 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
When I started taking the pill I was on a higher dose, but when my mother got cervical cancer, my doctor suggested to switch to this one. Overall the pill did what it was ment to do, not let me become pregnant, but unfortunatly I had sevear side effects I am just coming to terms with. Hence the review. I am 25 and as of a few months ago, stopped this medication. I had been on the pill since I was ... Show Full Comment

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