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Condition: Birth Control
5/25/2015 10:56:33 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on Kariva for about four years now, and it has been great. One time I was switched to Viorelle which was probably the worst thing that I ever was switched to for three months, so I went back to Kariva. With the Kariva, I've had no weight gain, it cleared up my acne, my cramps are so much less, and my periods are much lighter than they were when I wasn't on the pill. They used t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/4/2015 2:18:47 AM

Reviewer: teengirl, 13-18 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Works great for me! I've been on it for over a year, with no bad side effects. I also am pretty bad at taking it at the exact same time every day (sometimes it varies as much as 5 hours) and I've had no problems!

Condition: Birth Control
4/22/2015 2:19:20 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking Kariva about two months ago with no issues. Just recently (a week and a half ago), I actually started experiencing severe bloating, I've gained weight and severe mood swings. I weighed 93 lbs before taking this with never any issues of gaining weight, I have a fast metabolism but after taking this I experienced intense hunger. I used to eat half a meal and be full, now I finis ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/31/2015 9:51:49 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was switched to Kariva because my doctor no longer wanted to prescribe Beyaz d/t the increased risk of blood clots (which i never had, and I don't smoke). I took it for 3 months and experienced decreased libido, BAD acne, headaches and constant hunger - causing me to gain more weight. I am changing to another pill, this one just isn't the one for me. With Beyaz I only experienced mood s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/3/2015 11:17:58 PM

Reviewer: Kt227, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've tried many birth control pills over the years, this one is THE WORST. some have made me crazy, this one makes me an emotionless robot. I feel like I'm not myself, like I am going through the motions. It makes me SICK, like morning sickness, nausea every day sick. It also makes me dizzy and queasy. Since taking it I've gained 10 pounds, but you'd think more bc of how constantly ... Show Full Comment

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