The following results on this page are based on 37095
unique reviews from patients using the DrugStars app. These DrugStars users
have given a Medicine Experience and Attitude (MEA) score of
60.9 in the range of -100 to +100 for Oral contraceptives
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DrugsDisclosed has gathered medical insights from 37095 real-world patients taking Oral contraceptives. These patients are from different countries, lifestyles and healthcare systems, their unifying characteristic is the medicine they take.
36214 patients taking Oral contraceptives were asked how effective they found their medicine. Luckily 82% responded very positively about Oral contraceptives reporting that they were very / extremely effective, while 12% reported that they felt Oral contraceptives was only somewhat effective for them. Finally 6% of the patients asked reported that Oral contraceptives had only a slight or very little effect for them.
We asked 37095 patients taking Oral contraceptives how bothered they were by side effects from taking Oral contraceptives? Of those asked 79% reported that they were not at all or only slightly bothered by any side effects, while 16% of those asked reported feeling somewhat bothered. Meaning that sadly 5% of patients using Oral contraceptives felt very or extremely bothered by the side effects of taking Oral contraceptives.
We asked 37093 patients taking Oral contraceptives how often they took their medicine as prescribed by their doctor? 95% said they never, or only sometimes forget, while 3% often forgot to take their Oral contraceptives as prescribed. This leaves 2% who sadly forgot to take their Oral contraceptives all the time. Taking medication at the right time is very important for your treatment. Try our free app DrugStars to help you manage your medication.
We asked 37095 patients taking Oral contraceptives how difficult they found it to take their medicine as prescribed? There can be many factors why they found it difficult to take as prescribed. 87% of those asked positively reported that they found it not at all or only somewhat difficult to take their Oral contraceptives as prescribed, whereas 10% reported that they found taking the same medication very difficult. Sadly, there were still 3% who reported finding it extremely difficult for them to take their medicine as prescribed.
A patient survey asked 37090 patients just how confident they felt about taking Oral contraceptives? 80% replied postivly that they felt either very or extremely confident when it came to taking Oral contraceptives. 16% of the patients replied they were only slightly confident, while 4% of them responded feeling only slightly confident when it came to taking Oral contraceptives.
35568 patients were asked how necessary they found taking Oral contraceptives. 84% said they found Oral contraceptives to be very or extremely necessary, while 13% said they found it to be only somewhat necessary. Sadly, the final 3% of patients asked found it only slightly or even not at all necessary for them. If you feel your medication is unnecessary, please talk to your doctor about it.
29150 patients were recently asked how often they forgot to take their medication? 56% of those asked never or rarely forgot their medication, while 29% of those taking Oral contraceptives reported that they sometimes forgot. This left 15% of patients sadly reporting that they often or almost all the time forgot to take their medication. If you also forget your medication try using DrugStars to help you remember.
Surveying 29843 patients we asked them to what extent they felt that the benefits of their medicine (in this case Oral contraceptives) outweighed its disadvantages. A group of 73% replied that they felt to a large or even extreme extent that the advantages of taking their medication outweighed any disadvantages that Oral contraceptives may have. 15% of the patients felt this and a reduced level and reported feeling only a moderate extent. At the bottom of the scale were 12% of the patients asked, who felt this was true to only a small extent or even reported a result of not at all.
29842 patients were recently asked how satisfied they were with the information and guidance they received with their Oral contraceptives. 81% of those asked were either very satisfied or satisfied, which is great news. However, 14% of those asked were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, which left 4% of patients feeling either dissatisfied or even worse very dissatisfied with the information and guidance they received with their medication.
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