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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Ortho-Cyclen (28) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
11/5/2009 11:22:39 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Ortho Cyclen for 17 years, and was very satisfied. I never became pregnant, and I liked the regularity of my cycle. My skin improved and it was easy to use. HOWEVER, now that I am in my mid 30's, a serious health condition appeared. I have developed over 10 blood clots in my abdominal region which was almost fatal. I spent time in the hospital, and am now on blood thinners for th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/19/2009 10:39:43 AM

Reviewer: Megand2303, 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: 1

Comment:
I have taken this drug for contriceptive reasons but have experienced nausea and headaches and continual hair loss the side effects are not worth the use of this drug.

Condition: Birth Control
10/16/2009 8:53:38 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Ortho Cyclen for almost 8 years and it has served me very well. No major side effects, I have only spotted in between periods two times. I would highly recommend this pill!

Condition: Birth Control
10/13/2009 12:15:16 AM

Reviewer: something_new, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm trying not to get pregnant for a very long time. I've just started the pill & sleep has been an issue so far.I can almost go a whole day without sleep. My biggest complaint is the severe mood swings that I've been experiencing. One minute I'm on cloud nine the next I can't stand the sight of anyone. In one day I can go through a series of moods,...irritated, loving, hap ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/21/2009 1:16:09 PM

Reviewer: Twig51, 25-34 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 was switched to Ortho-Cyclen when I began spotting on my old pill. I've been on it for about 2 months now and wouldn't recommend it, but every person reacts differently. I had numerous side effects: Acne worsened, increased insomnia, increased headaches, nausea, vaginal dryness and therefore painful intercourse, long period (lasted 9 days instead of the 7 you would think from the "o ... Show Full Comment

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