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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Microgestin 1.5/30 (21) Oral.

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17 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Birth Control
2/9/2014 1:01:16 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This is the first birth control I have ever taken and I've been on it for 9 months now and I like it a lot. The first couple of months my periods were inconsistent but after that they were consistent and very light. I would get cramps the first day of my period and I would get bloated the day before I started but I would get bad cramps and bloat before I started taking birth control and the bi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/27/2013 11:02:33 PM

Reviewer: design, 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've taken birth control for the past 9 years, and I've been on this medication for about a year and have noticed many side effects but never bothered to figure out what was causing it until recently. I have gained roughly 15 pounds, even going to the gym everyday didn't make a difference, no change in diet or anything. Its given me horrible acne, and on top of everything else my very ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/9/2013 7:08:01 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I moved to a new city and I needed low cost birth control. I was prescribed this because it was supposed to be similar to my previous Rx (Loestrin 24 Fe). It wasn't even close. I have been taking it for a year - giving my body plenty of time to adjust to it. It effectively kept me from getting pregnant, but I gained over 20lbs (without any major changes to my diet/exercise routine), had zero l ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/16/2013 5:51:18 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This was my first birth control I've ever taken. Yes all birth controls make you feel a little nausea at first but that's normal. I really liked this product. I got off for a while and the doctor put me on 1/20 hated it. My boobs hurt like crazy, I wanted to cry all.the.time. Just wasn't for me. Glad to be back on the 1.5/30. First week so far so I'll keep on the update :) but from ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/21/2012 1:31:37 PM

Reviewer: Leigh, 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: 1

Comment:
Started this pill after being off the pill altogether for a few years (was on Ovcon prior to that). Ovcon had since been discontinued, so Dr. put me on this because I stressed that I did not want to gain weight. Over the course of the year, I gained close to 15 lbs (a large amount for someone who is 5'5") and developed cellulite all over my thighs which I have never had before. My diet ... Show Full Comment

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