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Yaz vs Microgestin Fe 1/20, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 28

This is personalized comparison of Yaz vs Microgestin Fe 1/20 for a female aged 28. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Yaz (latest outcomes from 29,928 users) has active ingredients of drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol. It is often used in birth control.

Microgestin fe 1/20 (latest outcomes from 173 users) has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 5,558 female patients aged 24 who take the same drugs are studied in Yaz vs Microgestin Fe 1/20

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female24Pregnancy

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Yaz drospirenone; ethinyl estradiolnot specified
Microgestin Fe 1/20 ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetateWatson Labs

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 24 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

YazMicrogestin Fe 1/20 (Watson Labs)
Microgestin Fe 1/20

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
YazMicrogestin Fe 1/20 (Watson Labs)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
VomitingAnxiety
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Abdominal Pain UpperHeadache (pain in head)
Abdominal PainColitis Ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Colitis (inflammation of colon)
Headache (pain in head)Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chest PainVomiting

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
YazMicrogestin Fe 1/20 (Watson Labs)
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Abdominal Pain UpperHeadache (pain in head)
Abdominal PainDizziness
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Vertigo
VomitingMenstruation Irregular
Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)
Gallbladder DisorderAcne (skin problems that cause pimples)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Intermenstrual Bleeding
PainVisual Disturbance

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Yaz0.97%7.35%11.22%36.36%44.10%
Microgestin Fe 1/201.61%4.57%12.37%38.44%43.01%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Yaz (drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol) is often used to treat birth control. Microgestin Fe 1/20 (ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate) is often used to treat birth control. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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