Linessa is a birth control medication containing desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. Let’s go over what customers have to say about this drug by analyzing ratings, reviews and testimonials online.

Did you know? There are multiple birth control pills on the market containing desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. For example some of them in the United States include Apri, Azurette, Bekyree, Caziant, Cyred, Emoquette, Enskyce, Isibloom, Juleber, Kalliga, Kariva, Mircette, Pimtrea, Reclipsen, Simliya, Velivet, Viorele, Volnea, Desogen, Ortho-Cept, Cyclessa, Solia, Cesia, Kimidess, Cyred EQ.

Linessa and Lessina are different medications

To date, there are no websites collecting reviews, testimonials or ratings specifically about Linessa, the brand name medication containing desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol here in Canada. For example, if you type “Linessa birth control reviews” in Google, you will get something like this image:

Linessa birth control reviews search results on google

As you can see, Google provides you with reviews for the medication “Lessina” instead of Linessa. It is important to note this difference, because Lessina contains “levonorgestrel” and not “desogestrel” like Linessa. This is confirmed by drugs.com as can be seen in this image:

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lessina generic name screenshot from drugs.com

Source: https://www.drugs.com/pro/lessina.html

It is possible however to find reviews, testimonials and ratings on medications containing desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol on the website drugs.com. While these ratings are only generally applicable to all birth control pills containing desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol and not Linessa specifically, you may still find the information helpful. So let’s take a look.

What are the average ratings for desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol?

In general, Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol has been rated 7 out of 10 by 1,412 customers reviews on the website drugs.com.

Table ratings by condition on drugs.com

Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol ratings
ConditionAvg. Rating
Birth Control5.4
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Off-label7.8
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Off-label6.1
Endometriosis Off-label8.8
Average Ratings7.0

Source:https://www.drugs.com/comments/desogestrel-ethinyl-estradiol/

What is the average rating of Linessa as a birth control medication?

According to the website drugs.com, the average customer rating for Linessa as a birth control medication is 5.4 on a scale of zero to ten based on 1384 reviews.

What is the average rating of Linessa when treating polycystic ovary syndrome, abnormal uterine bleeding and endometriosis?

Linessa has also been rated by various customers for the following off-label uses:

  • Linessa is rated 7.8 for treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Linessa is rated 6.1 for the off-label treatment of ​​abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • Linessa is rated 8.8 for the off-label treatment of endometriosis.

Here is a bar chart with average ratings for Linessa by condition to help you visualize these numbers:

Linessa (desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol) average ratings by condition bar chart image

Linessa ranks highest for the off-label treatment of endometriosis with an average rating of 8.8 while the lowest ratings of Linessa are for birth control.

Important note on Linessa ratings

When looking at the ratings of a drug like Linessa, it’s important to also consider the number of reviews as well as the actual score. Let’s take a look at the number of reviews behind the ratings for Linessa.

Linessa reviews

How many reviews has Linessa received for use as birth control?

According to the website drugs.com, Linessa has received 1384 reviews as a birth control medication with an average rating of 5.4 in a scale of zero to ten.

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Linessa table summarizing reviews by condition on drugs.com

Linessa (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol)
ConditionReviews
Birth Control1384
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Off-label16
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Off-label8
Endometriosis Off-label4
Total Reviews1412

How many reviews has Linessa received as treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome, abnormal uterine bleeding and endometriosis?

Linessa has also been reviewed by various customers for the following off-label uses:

  • Linessa received 16 reviews for treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Linessa received 8 reviews for treatment of ​​abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • Linessa received 4 reviews for treatment of endometriosis.

Here is a bar chart with the number of reviews for Linessa by condition to help you visualize these numbers:

Linessa (desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol) reviews by treatment bar chart

Important note on the amount of Linessa reviews

The majority of reviews for Linessa are for use as Birth Control with 1384 reviews, while the lowest number of reviews for Linessa are for the treatment of endometriosis.

How does Linessa’s ratings and number of reviews compare to other popular birth control drugs?

Let’s look at both the ratings and the number of reviews for various birth control drugs. In this analysis, we’ll look only at medication receiving the highest number of reviews. This way, we avoid the usual controversy surrounding drugs with great ratings but a very low number of reviews.

How does Linessa rank in terms of ratings when compared to other birth control drugs?

When comparing the average rating values of other birth control drugs, Linessa ranks number #16 with a score of 5.4. The highest rated birth control alternative is Skyla with a score of 7. The average rating for these birth control options is 5.7, with the lowest rating of 4.4 belonging to Junel Fe 1 / 20. This means, Linessa is 0.3 points below the average rating for the birth control treatments in this set of options, 1.6 below the best rated birth control option, and 1 point above the lowest rated.

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Table summarizing Linessa’s rating among most reviewed birth control treatments

Birth Control TreatmentRatingNotes
Linessa (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol)5.4
Junel Fe 1 / 204.4Lowest Rating
Skyla7.0Highest Rating
5.7Average Rating

Full table with Linessa’s rank by ratings among most reviewed birth control treatments

Drug nameRatingRank by Rating
Skyla71
Kyleena6.72
levonorgestrel6.63
Mirena6.54
ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin6.45
copper6.16
NuvaRing6.17
Sprintec5.88
Lo Loestrin Fe5.79
ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel5.710
ParaGard5.711
Liletta5.712
Microgestin Fe 1 / 205.713
Tri-Sprintec5.514
etonogestrel5.415
Linessa (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol)5.416
ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel5.317
Nexplanon5.218
ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate5.219
medroxyprogesterone5.220
Depo-Provera5.221
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone5.122
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol523
norethindrone524
Junel Fe 1 / 204.425

Chart highlighting Linessa’s rating among the most reviewed birth control treatments

How does Linessa rank in terms of number of reviews when compared to other birth control drugs?

Linessa ranks number #13 when compared to other birth control alternatives when sorted by the number of reviews they have received with a total of 1384 reviews, while the average number of reviews for these birth control options is 2077. The birth control medication with the highest number of reviews is Etonogestrel with 6292 reviews and the lowest is Microgestin Fe 1 / 20 with 544 reviews.

Table summarizing Linessa review count among most reviewed birth control treatments

Birth Control TreatmentReview countNotes
Linessa (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol)1384
Microgestin Fe 1 / 20544Lowest Review count
etonogestrel6292Highest Review count
2077Average Reviews

Full table with Linessa’s rank by number of reviews among most reviewed birth control treatments

Drug nameReviewsRank by number of Reviews
etonogestrel62921
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone61122
levonorgestrel54103
Nexplanon46124
ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel39985
ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate39756
Mirena18327
copper16198
Skyla15069
Kyleena147310
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol144911
Lo Loestrin Fe143112
Linessa (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol)138413
ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel129914
ParaGard119415
NuvaRing115916
Sprintec102417
medroxyprogesterone99018
norethindrone96419
Depo-Provera95420
ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin81921
Junel Fe 1 / 2077122
Liletta57723
Tri-Sprintec54824
Microgestin Fe 1 / 2054425

Chart Highlighting Linessa’s review count among the most reviews birth control treatments

Linessa Testimonials

Let’s analyze what these 1384 reviews had to say about Linessa on drugs.com. 

According to drugs.com the majority of reviews for Linessa are either highly positive or highly negative. 15% of all reviews have rated Linessa 10 out of 10 while 20% 1 out of 1. Remember the average rating is 5.4.

User reviews for Linessa (desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol) screenshot from drugs.com

Most reviews with ratings of 10 for Linessa make reference to no weight gain and favourable periods. Here’s a word cloud for you to quickly identify common words used among 25 of these reviews. 

Linessa word cloud for high reviews with rating of 10 out of 10

Linessa word cloud for high reviews with rating of 10 out of 10 word cloud image

However, most reviews with ratings of 1 out of 10 make reference to increased acne. See this word cloud below.

Linessa word cloud for poor reviews with rating of 1 out of 10

Linessa word cloud for porr reviews with rating of 1 out of 10 word cloud image

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