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Condition: Birth Control
1/25/2015 10:08:15 PM

Reviewer: Cschawel, 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: 4

Comment:
I have used this pill for about 6 years now. At times my insurance stopped covering it and I was switched to a generic, but I am allergic to some dyes used in other birth controls. I have lighter, shorter periods, almost no acne. At first, my breasts were more full, but after about four years on the pill that decreased and I started having lots of bloating in my stomach area. I also started to hav ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/22/2014 10:01:35 AM

Reviewer: mlewis0024, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on Apri for about a year now. Everything seemed fine until I went for my yearly examine and realized I had gained 20lbs in a year! The only explanation for this is Apri. I eat better than I have and exercise more so if anything I should weigh less, not 20lbs more. After reading other reviews of people gaining weight on this pill I am sure Apri is the cause of my weight gain and I will ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/5/2014 9:57:03 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking apri three months ago, I am three days from starting pack #4. I am 21 and have never in my life taken a BC before, I started because i have a cyst on my ovary, heavy periods, and painful periods. The number #1 reason for taking it, was to shut my ovaries off to see if they cyst will go away on its own, also because i have moved in with my boyfriend and needed an effective BC ;). I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/3/2014 9:33:39 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this medication for some time like 5 to 6 months and I can say at first it was good. As the months went my sex drive went down to two days a week from when he touch me I was ready. Seems like a mental block when it comes to the love making. The periods are cool short but I started to forget a lot of things that I shouldn't. This at work that are everyday task and feeling very la ... Show Full Comment

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

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