Lo/Ovral Birth Control Side Effects

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Brand Name: Examples include Lo/Ovral and Ogestrel
 
Generic Name: Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (nor-JES-trel/ETH-in-il es-tra-DYE-ole)


Pfizer just recalled Lo/Ovral and its generic equivalent (as of Feb. 3, 2012). Apparently they put the placebos in with the main pills, causing women who take 3 placebo pills in a row to potentially become pregnant.

Average Consumer Rating: 2.2 out of 5


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LIv says: "I did get a letter saying the were recalling the B..."

Date: August 10, 2012 8:30:43 PM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

I did get a letter saying the were recalling the BC. That being said I have since quit useing it and did get very decressed sex drive and is the main reason why I quit. I also got depressed while using it. I took it for 4 plus years.

angie says: "i was taking the generic version, low-ogestrel rel..."

Date: April 26, 2012 1:04:12 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

i was taking the generic version, low-ogestrel religiously and i got pregnant. dont take it~!

Amber says: "I was on Lo/Ovral for 10 years. I didn't gain any..."

Date: February 03, 2012 11:10:43 AM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

I was on Lo/Ovral for 10 years. I didn't gain any weight and only had mild nausea after taking my first active pill each month. My skin was gorgeous. The downside was my mood and over the years I gradually became more depressed and very emotional. And my sex drive was non existent. I stopped taking it and now I'm not emotional or depressed but I have developed acne. I'm looking to try another brand.

B says: "Be careful! Pfizer just recalled this because wome..."

Date: February 02, 2012 10:48:58 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

Be careful! Pfizer just recalled this because women are getting pregnant!

LoveMyBC says: "I actually really like this pill and I don't have..."

Date: January 19, 2012 11:38:26 AM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I actually really like this pill and I don't have any of the side effects listed here from LoOvral. I am regular, barely have periods. I recommend LoOvral to anyone.

Theresa says: "Gained weight, bled a lot more than on other pills..."

Date: January 19, 2012 10:34:01 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

Gained weight, bled a lot more than on other pills, got dizzy

Danielle says: "I've been on this pill for almost 3 years and hav..."

Date: January 13, 2012 1:31:16 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I've been on this pill for almost 3 years and have had no problems. My periods have been light and short and I've experienced no side effects.

Suzanne says: "This pill did a great job at first and kept my per..."

Date: December 27, 2011 2:32:44 PM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

This pill did a great job at first and kept my periods regular, then i noticed severe mood swings and depression. I stopped taking it when someone mentioned that it did the same to them. Other than that it was pretty good.

Kathryn says: "I had a lot of side effects with Ovral-L: vomiting..."

Date: July 13, 2011 4:45:44 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I had a lot of side effects with Ovral-L: vomiting, stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, breast pain, tiredness and decreased sex drive.

cindy says: "gained 12lbs on this pill with no change in diet o..."

Date: July 14, 2010 1:44:15 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

gained 12lbs on this pill with no change in diet or work out routine, losing weight with change in diet and exercise was nearly impossible.

Lauren says: "This pill definitely kept me regular. Unfortunatel..."

Date: July 19, 2009 9:26:17 PM

Consumer Rating: 2 out of 5

This pill definitely kept me regular. Unfortunately, it made my life chaotic in other ways. I had severe anxiety attacks and was constantly moody and unhappy. Its amazing that my coworkers and boyfriend didn't kill me. Of course, just because it wasn't good for me, doesn't mean it won't work well for you. we're all made differently.

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