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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Orsythia oral.

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34 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Birth Control
9/3/2014 4:55:26 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on multiple pills throughout my 12+ years of being on the pill, and I've honestly never felt any side effects from any of them. Orsythia is no different. My only real complaint is the packaging on some of the ones I've received. You are supposed to push the pill through the back, and even my husband has had difficulty at times with pushing them through. Other than that, no comp ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/27/2014 12:24:35 AM

Reviewer: mmt, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've taken Orsythia for almost 3 months and I can't take it. I gained at least 5 pounds the first month. Acne has gotten so bad, just like when I was a sophomore in high school just going through puberty. I haven't had it this bad. Now to top it off, according to my eye doctor, Orsythia has caused my dry eye. Only bright side to it is no pregnancy and some breast growth, but that might ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/20/2014 2:54:31 PM

Reviewer: unhappy, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was only on this med for 2 weeks, but I seriously thought I was losing my mind! Horrific PMS, (which I have rarely experienced before)depression, absolute no tolerance for anything! My poor husband! The pharmacy switched me from Avianne to Orsythia and I understand how people with serious psychiatric problems must feel. DO NOT USE THIS CONTRACEPTION. It made me feel horrible, suicidal, dep ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/11/2014 4:55:32 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is by far the worst birth control on the market, my gyno switched me to this brand and I have been taking it for the past 5 months and have experienced the worst nausea, hot flashes, mood swings, and constant headaches for the last 4 and a half months. DO NOT GET THIS IT WILL MAKE YOUR life miserable. I was getting crazy mood swings too.

Condition: Birth Control
6/24/2014 3:17:55 PM

Reviewer: MrsJBrandt, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is THE worst birth control I have ever been on in my life. I am 24 and have been taking Lutera for the past year, but my insurance stopped covering it and sent me Orsythia which I thought was a generic for Lutera. Not only do I bite my poor husband's head off daily, (and any others who I come into contact with...) I have gained almost 10 lbs in a month, my boobs are always sore, to top ... Show Full Comment

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