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

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22 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Birth Control
8/13/2014 9:40:48 PM

Reviewer: yukyz0223, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I asked Planned Parenthood for help regarding my moods, and Chateal was what they insisted so I had immediately switched from Ortho tri-cyclen to Chateal. The first few weeks went fine and then came my first period, and I experienced terrible mood swings. I was sure that it was because I made a switch and it was the transitioning stage, but as I never felt so down before, I was confused and became ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/10/2014 6:44:56 PM

Reviewer: Sk, 25-34 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I came on this site to see what others have said about the side effects of Chateal, and every comment has been spot on with what I am experiencing. I started this medication in June, and I have been an emotional wreck ever since. I cry everyday for no reason and I feel depressed and sad about everything. I even told my friend that I don't feel like myself. On top of my severe mood swings, I ha ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/13/2014 2:17:54 AM

Reviewer: Janelleybean89, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I've been on chateal for about 6 months. Overall, it hasn't been pleasant. The plus side is that I haven't gotten pregnant, my periods are shorter and lighter, and my cramps aren't as bad. However, I've had horrible mood swings (more so when I first started taking it), I find myself depressed and anxious frequently, and I've been getting horrible breakouts/rashes on random ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/12/2014 10:31:02 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I received a supply of this pill from Planned Parenthood this past November and began taking it after my next period. I had no problems at all the first time around, but ended up traveling to Alaska and staying there for a few months, leaving my supply of birth control pills behind. Anyway, I was off it for a few months but was looking forward to going back on it because I don't like condoms ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/2/2014 5:12:44 PM

Reviewer: **, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am pleased that this drug is easy to use and has been effective for me however my moods are absolutely wild. I have major highs and major lows. I am constantly irritated at everyone for no reason at all and I frequently cry. I am thinking about switching to something that won't effect my moods so much as I feel I am becoming a pain to be around.

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