What is Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Cryselle 28 Lo/Ovral-28 Ogestrel-28 Show all

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Ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel is an estrogen and progesterone combination contraceptive. It is used as a prevention of pregnancy, and as a postcoital contraceptive or “morning after” pill.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 14 7
Polycystic ovary syndrome 4 0
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis 1 1
Dysmenorrhea 1 1
Endometriosis 1 0
Estrogen deficiency 1 1

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • 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 0
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 9

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

Side effect Patients Percentage
Weight gain 2

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 mixed daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 8
Side effects too severe 3
Other 2
Personal research 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel

Duration

Currently taking Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 9
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel (Seasonique) 2
Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel (Cryselle 28) 1
etonogestrel (Nexplanon) 1

Patients stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel (Seasonique) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Lo Loestrin FE) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel (Cryselle 28) 1
Norethindrone (norethisterone) (Camila) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel

Jul 1, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stablize hormones)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg-0.3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Birth control)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg-0.3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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