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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Apri Oral.

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111 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Birth Control
8/8/2014 5:00:05 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was only able to take Apri for a month and a half. Soon after starting, I had trouble sleeping. It also made me very depressed and my already low sex drive took a nose dive. I should mention that I have had depression for years, but it's well managed by my antidepressant. Apri seemed to counteract that medication completely. Needless to say, I couldn't take it the entire three-month ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/1/2014 10:39:22 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Apri for about 10 years. The only other bc I have taken was Desogen, the non-generic equivalent. I am very satisfied with Apri. My periods are only 4-5 days and I never have cramping or other symptoms. I have not gotten pregnant. I am not always the best at remembering to take the pill, but I have never had to throw the pack out. I also like to have the option of skipping a mont ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/14/2014 3:47:13 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking Apri for about a month now. I switched after 8 or 9 months of taking Generess Fe because I had constant spotting, yeast infections, and depression. I am not at all satisfied with Apri. The spotting didn't stop, and I got acne. After taking the sugar pills, I am having the worst period I have ever experienced in my life. Heavy and extremely painful. Not to mention that I read ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/22/2014 8:49:14 PM

Reviewer: okimmel94, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This pill is doing what I need it to do, even though I just started the pill this month. Although, this may just be a short term side effect, but for me it has caused terrible Restless Leg Syndrome. The symptoms usually occur at night or when I am relaxing.

Condition: Birth Control
4/18/2014 4:37:05 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This pill definitely did what its supposed to do, prevent pregnancy. However, before I was on it, I had very light, short periods. Now, I have long, very, very heavy periods. I have switched to NuvaRing, which is a lower dose of progestin.

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