Ultra-low-dose birth control pills with generics?
October 11, 2011 2:57 PM Subscribe
Hormonal birth control question: Lo Loestrin Fe has no generic, and even with my crappy insurance is unaffordable for me. What are other ultra-low-dose birth control pills that DO have generics?
posted by fiercecupcake to health & fitness (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Special snowflake information: I don't tolerate HBC well, and this is sort of a last-ditch effort for me after my IUD insertion didn't go as planned (near uterine perforation, many days of pain, removal, sad face). I have been on Ortho Tri-Cyclen/OT-C Lo in the past (2000-2004) and it was horrible -- no sex drive, crazy moods, depression.
After the IUD insertion/removal, my dr. gave me a prescription and two months' samples of Lo Loestrin Fe with a manufacturer's $10 discount card (which wasn't supposed to expire till March 2012 but apparently has expired already). The first month of Lo Loestrin Fe was tough, but it seems to be evening out. So I go to fill my prescription and even WITH my insurance it comes to $74 a month, which I can't afford.
I'm currently trying to get an appointment to talk birth control at Planned Parenthood, but I'd like to know if there's a list somewhere of ultra-low-dose pills that have generics. There's so much advertising crap online that I'm having a hard time.
(To ward off derails: My boyfriend has offered to help out, and may for the next month, but that's untenable in the long run -- $74 is still a lot split between two, and I'd rather shoulder it myself. And I would love to get sterilized, but obviously I can't afford it. If you have some special knowledge of clinical trials of Essure in the Austin area, please let me know :] Or for that matter, trials of non-Paragard copper IUDs.)