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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 (28) Oral.

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19 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Birth Control
3/31/2014 10:33:58 AM

Reviewer: mitzicats, 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: 4

Comment:
It worked to keep me from getting pregnant. It did cause me to feel a bit depressed. On the plus side, it caused me to lose a lot of weight.

Condition: Birth Control
2/13/2014 9:05:22 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This was probably the worst contraceptive I've ever tried. The reviews didn't prepare me or my boyfriend for my crazy mood swings and anxiety. My temper was through the roof and I only took it for 1 month. I like to think that these effects wouldn't last, but I didn't stick around long enough to find out. After this I insisted that they put me on Trinessa, since that one works grea ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/8/2013 7:55:53 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 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:
This is the best pill ever taken; no side effects with the BRAND NAME. Pharmacy tends to auto-fill and/or push the generic version of this pill...huge mistake (Way too many terrible side effects when taking the generic version--cramps, bloating, rash, break-thru bleeding, heavier periods!) Insist on the BRAND NAME of ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7, well worth the few $ more than generic!!! PS: Worked ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/11/2012 6:46:52 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Short, light periods, no crazy mood swings, no weight gain and barely any cramps—nothing that advil can't take care of for the first day. Only thing is a seemingly lower sex drive, but that seems to be a trend with most hormone containing birth control (google—there are a ton of studies!). Note: Make sure you get brand name though because enough though generics have the same active ingredients ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/3/2012 11:17:05 PM

Reviewer: kbabyxoxo, 19-24 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:

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