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Condition: Birth Control
3/22/2013 11:32:47 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on Kariva for two months now, after having experimented with a myriad of other BC's. Kariva is the only one that has cleared my skin, made my awful cramps non-existent, and basically just stabilized my life. Of course, when I went to my CVS pharmacy to pick up my third pack, I was informed by the pharmacist that Kariva was being "discontinued" and that Viorele was "j ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/6/2013 7:04:01 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had been previously on Kariva for years, switched to try another method and in January asked to go back on Kariva. CVS didn't have it and insisted Viorele was the same. Since then I have spotted 4-5 days the week before my period, had a 6-8 period and have had constant headaches and sore breasts. They are so sore I don't want to be touched. My boyfriend commented that I havent seemed mys ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/3/2013 8:44:35 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have noticed the horrible headaches and weight gain on this drug. Like everyone else, CVS switched me without informing me. I took it figuring it would be the same. Well, since I have taken this drug. I think I am 2 packs in, I have not gotten a period since The end of December. It is now beginning of March. I have tested negative on three pregnancy tests, but going to the doctor this week to g ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/11/2013 3:09:13 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
As many other reviewers on this site, I have been switched from Kariva to Viorele by CVS 5 months ago. Needless to say, it did not go over well: weight gain, migraines, bloating, etc... still persisting after the 3 months adjustment period. I am started to think that there is something to be said about name brands... I am going to take my chance with Mircette.

Condition: Birth Control
2/11/2013 11:22:18 AM

Reviewer: angrystudent1, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
As in most cases, CVS switched me from Kariva to Viorele without any notice and it all went down hill from there. I have had the worst symptoms of depression as well as frequent headaches and not been myself since I started taking this drug. I'm very angry, This is not okay! I will be switching back to Kariva very soon. If you are taking this drug and not feeling the best, make the switch!

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