Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 98 54
Endometriosis 34 12
Irregular menstrual periods 12 5
Menstrual cramps 7 10
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 7 6

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 12
Moderate 17
Mild 26
None 66

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Side effect Patients Percentage
Weight gain 8
Decreased sex drive (libido) 4
Menstrual spotting 4
Mood swings 4
Nausea 4
Irregular menstrual periods 3

Show all 49 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 mixed daily 4
20 mcg-1 mg daily 3
30 mcg-1.5 mg daily 2
1 mixed monthly 1
0.05-1 mg daily 1
1 mg daily 1
35 mcg-1 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 28
Other 27
Side effects too severe 22
Did not seem to work 17
Personal research 13
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 9
Course of treatment ended 7
See all 89 patients who've stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Duration

Currently taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 21
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 106
Usually 12
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 94
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 11
< $25 70
Not specified 35

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Lo Loestrin FE) 4
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 3
ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate (Ortho Tri-Cyclen) 2
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) 2
Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone (Prempro) 1

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 7
Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel (Seasonique) 4
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Lo Loestrin FE) 4
Estradiol (Estrace) 2
Ethinyl estradiol-desogestrel (Apri) 2

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

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8 patient evaluations for Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Aug 28, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for endometriosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Birth control)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mcg-1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2012 (Started May 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mcg-1 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 13, 2008 (Started May 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mcg-1 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 28, 2008 (Started May 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mcg-1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I needed a more steady and even-flow of estrogen to help with irritability symptons two weeks prior to my menstrual cycle.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support hormone balance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mcg-1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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