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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (28) Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
6/21/2008 6:58:12 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I really have mixed feelings about this one. I took the OTC for 2 1/2 years. It made my periods very light and it even cleared up my acne. I am bad at taking the pill on time every day but it never failed me. On the other hand I did gain alot of weigt and just recently it has started causing me pregnancy like symptoms. My doctor just switched me to another birth coltrol to help me deal with this p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/2/2008 10:44:22 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Very easy to take, easy to pop out of the dialpak. Obviously works preventing pregnancy, but it makes me mega hungry and I have put on 20+ lbs on this drug. To be fair, I was starting an antidepressant around the same time, which is also rumored to cause weight gain. Did wonders for my acne, though. Also have noticeable issues achieving orgasm on this drug and NEVER had a problem before-later read ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/14/2008 11:48:12 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started this during the summer of 2006. In December of 06, I got a little pink plus sign after I peed on the stick! lol Clearly didn't work for me, but I was happy while it was, as I didn't experience any negative side effects. I still feel blessed to have a beautiful girl, so I guess it worked out in my case.

Condition: Birth Control
5/12/2008 3:15:46 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i have been on otc lo for about 8 months and just recently for about 2 months i cant seen to stop bleeding.. its a very light flow but i absoulty hate it. I also had problems with it effecting my sex drive..

Condition: Birth Control
5/3/2008 1:12:28 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I had didn't experience weight gain, which I know is a concern for most. However, as others mentioned I also had a problem with low sex drive. I switched to regular ortho tri cyclen and had even lower (no) sex drive. My doctor thinks I need a low estrogen monophasic pill, so I'm trying Yaz tomorrow. Will update with a review on the Yaz board. Also it took about 6 months on ortho to make my ... Show Full Comment

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