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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Ortho Tri-Cyclen (21) Oral.

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21 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Birth Control
6/24/2013 9:21:11 PM

Reviewer: Cgreen, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I as put on this bc at age 14, I am 28 now and only recently tried something new in the last 3 months because I had no libido left in me what-so- ever and I am a smoker. I want to say that other than the sex drive problem, I NEVER had a complaint about this pill. Now that they have tried me on something called ortho micronor and I've never had acne this bad in my life, and not just acne but cy ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/23/2012 10:42:21 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
WORST PILL I HAVE EVER BEEN ON! I wish I never switched to it!!! If it was possible to give it ZERO stars I would! I was doing completely fine on my previous pills, but after my friend, roommate, and doctor all told me Ortho Tri-Cyclen is good for clearing up acne, I decided to give it a shot. Why not? I've never had BAD acne, just a breakout hear or there, but I figured since it was $3 at ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/30/2011 8:14:02 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
When it was time for my IUD to be removed I decided to try a pill. I stopped taking this after 1 wk; it is not ok to feel THAT horrible. The 1st 5 days were ok, then the cramping and abnormal clotting began. The clots were so huge that initially I thought I was misscarrying an unkown pregnancy; but, they didn't stop and the amount of blood loss didnt' ease up. The cramps were horrible and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/11/2010 9:52:04 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Im just starting out on this pill and it has been a terrible experience. Im always sick with an upset stomach and my mood swings are unbelievable. I've had bad experiences with regular birth control since I was 14 but this has by far been the worst. I feel terrible constantly and overall ... it's just not working for me.

Condition: Birth Control
4/23/2010 3:21:30 AM

Reviewer: eddie55, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The hardest thing about this is actually remembering to take it! I set my cell phone alarm every day to help me remember! Overall, however, it has been extremely effective. I've been on this drug for years and actually lost weight on it (while many people I know gain weight on birth control). I also suffer from PSO (poly-systic overies) and this drug helps alleviate irregular periods. ... Show Full Comment

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