What is Ethinyl estradiol-gestodene?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Femodene Gynera Melodene

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Ethinylestradiol and Gestodene are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic version of estrogen and gestodene is a third generation synthetic form of progesterone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 3 3
Endometriosis 1 0
Excessive bleeding 1 0
Iron deficiency anemia 1 0
Major depressive disorder 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

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

Side effect Patients
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo 1
Vertigo 1

Why patients stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-gestodene

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Change in health plan coverage 2
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-gestodene

Duration

Stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-gestodene

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ethinyl estradiol-gestodene.