Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 95 49
Endometriosis 33 10
Irregular menstrual periods 10 5
Regulate menstrual cycle 7 5
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 6 5

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 12
Moderate 15
Mild 23
None 63

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

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 8
Nausea 5
Decreased sex drive (libido) 4
Migraine headaches 4
Mood swings 4
Irregular menstrual periods 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Dosage Patients
1 mixed daily 9
20 mcg-1 mg daily 7
1 mixed monthly 3
1 tablet(s) daily 2
30 mcg-1.5 mg daily 2
1 daily 1
1 mg daily 1
2 x 0.5-1 mg daily 1
1 mixed twice daily 1
2 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 29
Other 26
Side effects too severe 24
Did not seem to work 17
Personal research 13
Expense 12
Change in health plan coverage 9
Course of treatment ended 7
See all 91 patients who've stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Duration

Currently taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 99
Usually 11
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 85
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 10
< $25 63
Not specified 35

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 3
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 3
ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate (Ortho Tri-Cyclen) 2
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) 2
Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone (Prempro) 1

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 6
Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel (Seasonique) 3
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 3
Ethinyl estradiol-desogestrel (Apri) 2
ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate (Ortho Tri-Cyclen) 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 Birth control)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for endometriosis)
  • 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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