What is Microgestin?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Microgestin™ is a brand name for the combination of ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone used for the prevention of pregnancy; treatment of acne; moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause; prevention of osteoporosis (in women at significant risk only).

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Microgestin

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1
Lighter menstruation 1
Pain in lower back 1


Based on patients currently taking Microgestin

Dosage Patients
1 mixed daily 1
20 mcg-1 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Microgestin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Microgestin


Currently taking Microgestin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Microgestin

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

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Microgestin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 1

Patients stopped taking Microgestin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Microgestin.