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Condition: Birth Control
5/28/2014 7:38:12 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is the WORST. I've only been on it for a week and I'm already emotionally unstable, which is very different from how I usually am. This is the generic brand for Kariva and I don't know why this is still being given to patients by the pharmacies. If you are given this by the pharmacy, ask for them to give you the original prescription or otherwise don't take it.

Condition: Birth Control
5/20/2014 12:48:08 PM

Reviewer: anonymous, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Kariva for years when one day my pharmacy told me that Kariva was discontinued and that I would be given Viorele instead. I started on Viorele and within days started to experience nausea, dizziness, severe headaches, and significant weight gain. I am usually not sensitive to medication AT ALL. I continued the medication thinking it was just initial effects that would wear off. The longer ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/4/2014 4:59:22 PM

Reviewer: Mags, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on kariva for 10 years and the pharmist switched me to viorele and it has been the worst experience of my life!! Weight gain, depression, bloating constantly, water retention, migraines, completely awful. I've called the doctor and he said it could be my birth control. I found out kariva was not discontinued !! I have stopped viorele and and getting kariva again-

Condition: Birth Control
3/30/2014 8:24:05 PM

Reviewer: kateT145, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Horrible experience with Viorele. I was prescribed Miricette and like other reviewers, CVS gave me the generic Viorele. I gained 10-15 pounds within the first two months (I am 5' 7'' and went from 140-155 within weeks). When I visited the doctor she told me it was probably not the drug, but could be a combination of factors. I continued to use it and experienced depression and change i ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/9/2014 10:16:21 PM

Reviewer: siler914, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I read about this drug and saw that the reviews were terrible but I tried it anyway because kariva was too expensive and the only pharmacy that carried it was 15 miles away almost. I am on the beginning of the second week and have no complaints. It works just like kariva but I actually get full really quickly and my cravings are not bad at all. I recommend trying this and disregard the bad reviews ... Show Full Comment

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