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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Loestrin 24 Fe oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
6/4/2013 8:06:31 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Been on and off loestrin since I was 18 or 19. Years later I still take it with ease. When starting I have always experienced spotting and a little bit on tenderness but it subsides by week 2-4. It is very effective. No skin problems, etc. Maybe a little more emotional that when not on the pill. Increase in breast size but thats fine. No food cravings or increased hunger. It will continue to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/9/2013 3:50:40 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 experienced multiple adverse symptoms while taking this pill including yeast infections and vaginal irritation, severe depression and symptoms associated such as difficultly sleeping and lowered sex drive. My periods were not lighter and still lasted a full week. I stopped at the end of the fourth pack of pills because the side effects were too bad to continue. Side note (this may not be a r ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/9/2013 11:37:13 AM

Reviewer: Elle, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking Loestrin for about 2 years. Works great and I have been overall very satisfied. I have not had a cycle in over a year. I have had no mood swings, headaches or itchiness as mentioned in other posts however recently I have noticed a little weight gain. If you are looking for an effective pill - this might be the one for you.

Condition: Birth Control
4/30/2013 5:41:25 PM

Reviewer: ktay, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was on Loestrin 24 Fe for 3 years and had no problems. Short, light periods! Once I returned to the pill after a (planned) pregnancy, however, I started having horrible nightmares during the placebo pills. I was usually a few days into the placebo pills before my period would start, and the nightmares were terrifying every night until my period started. I switched to a different birth control pi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/7/2013 8:38:16 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After having a baby, I was taking a mini-pill while nursing. Now that my son is eating solid foods and nursing less, it was time to go back to a regular pill. I had previously taken Low Ogestrel, and asked my midwife to write my prescription for that- but for unknown reasons she prescribed Loestrin. I didn't realize I was taking something different at first, the packaging seemed different, but ... Show Full Comment

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