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Leahb
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Hi I don't know if you can help me with this but today when I went to go pick up my birth control they said they were out of order of the kind I used to get,Microgestin Fe 1/20. So they have me Gildess Fe 1/20. They said it is the same drug but different manufactures. Will that make a difference? I was really happy with the one I was one and I hope this one doesnt have different effects!
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The generic birth control of a given brand will have the same ingredients as the brand name.

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Okay so nothing will change?
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Nope, you should not notice a different. It's the same thing, just in different packaging with a different name.

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Okay thank you! So it would not be a big deal after a finish this pack then go back to the one I was originally taking?
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Nope, that would be fine. Really, a lot of drugs are manufactured by different companies, and a lot of the time pharmacies will just give out whichever version of it they have at hand, and that's totally fine.

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Okay thank you so much for your help!
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