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Condition: Birth Control
9/19/2014 2:37:07 AM

Reviewer: Lani, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Every month my period would come 7-10 days later but last 3-4 days which is normal for me. It decreased my sex drive completely. I got the dizziness, loss of balance, weight gain, bloating, headaches, mood swings, muscle spasms/cramps, fatigue, shortness of breath, blurred vision, basically everything that can make simple chores extremely difficult.

Condition: Birth Control
9/18/2014 10:56:17 AM

Reviewer: cnune, 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 have been taking Kariva for about 4 months. My acne has cleared up significantly and I have had regular periods with light cramping. I have gained about 7 pounds with this one and cannot manage to get these pounds off. This BC has not left me moody or nausea's like others have. Have noticed a loss in libido like others have mentioned. Not the worst, not the best

Condition: Birth Control
8/29/2014 9:06:12 PM

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 Kariva for 7 years and had no problem with gaining weight. CVS no longer carried Kariva and told Viorele is an alternative to Kariva. After taking it, I noticed differences like being bloated and weight gain. I am so going back to Kariva and changing my pharmacy if I have to.

Condition: Birth Control
3/28/2014 12:00:33 AM

Reviewer: lolaloo002, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've had a pretty good experience with Kariva. I had breakthrough bleeding so I had two periods the first three months but I'm on the 4th month now and just got one this time so I'm happy about that. I was originally taking it around noon but I was getting headaches every day so my doctor suggested taking it later at night and I've had no problems since! I got cramps and really b ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/10/2014 8:49:55 PM

Reviewer: zh19, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started taking Kariva in October to regulate my period because I've never had a normal menstrual cycle and also for regular birth control use since I am in a relationship. It has proven to work well for those two uses, I haven't gotten pregnant and now have a normal period every month that lasts about 5-7 days with very light spotting on the last two days. However since taking Kariva I h ... Show Full Comment

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