I was taking Lutera about two years ago and really loved it until one day, went to go pick up my refill, and noticed that this new pack had a different name/packaging than what I had been taking. My pharmacy told me it was still Lutera just a different brand of it anymore, and I remember starting that first new pack and having the worst mood swings. Needless to say, I stopped taking birth control after that experience up until now. I went back in to a new gynecologist told her about my experience and that I would like to go back on Lutera. I just picked up my prescription and, once again, it is not the same name or even packaging as I remember Lutera being. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this type of switch from their regular Lutera version to Lessina and if they’ve experienced any significant differences between the two. Would like to know if this switch is just something that happens when certain medications are no longer available (i.e. discontinued) before frantically calling my gynecologist.
I took the generic Lutera for a year but had to stop due to depression. I’ve got depression already & it made it worse. I called my pharmacy & had them get me that brand generic so I would know exactly what my body was reacting to. Unfortunately all birth control pills come in many many different names, and anxiety & depression are also common side effects, even if you didn’t have a problem before. I’ve tried 3 other pills that I was insanely depressed within 14 days. They were totally different pills, not just a different generic. Your pharmacy should be able to order you the generic you want. Some people are fine with a different generic every month & some people aren’t. The pharmacy is carrying whatever is cheapest.
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