Viorele

Last Update May 26, 2016
Viorele is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Uses: Our data suggest that Viorele is taken for Spotting, Cramping and Acne, although it is not approved for these conditions. Read More
Other brands: Kariva, Mircette
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Positive 12 "I've had headaches ever since (2 months) so after reading the comments on here, I called my CVS pharmacist and asked why I was given Viorele instead of Kariva and she said that drug is a... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 29 "I was previously on Kariva and all of a sudden was put on this pill without anyone notifying me about the switch. ...I have had headaches daily, been extrememly tired, have had difficuly breathing, and... "Read more negative discussions
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Depression from Viorele
| Rogue
I have had depression. Not from the pill itself but because of the extreme fatigue and my doctor not believing me that it is from the pill.

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Weight Gain from Viorele
| Rogue
I have gained 25lbs just going from kariva to viorelle.

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Tiredness from Viorele
| Rogue
Ever since they changed me to the generic viorelle from kariva I have been experiencing extreme fatigue. I didnt realize it until hundreds of dollars in blood tests seeing the family doctor and yet i figured it out on my own when i started tracing back and after i tried going off birth control. I unfortunately had to back on it becuase i have endometriosis. But my gyno refuses to change my script to another brand or write it for name band only. I dont understand how somebody who is suppose to "work for me" (as they say) refuses to do something on the basis that they say there is no difference between generics or "any other birth control pill for that matter". Now i'm trying to figure out what to do next. Find a new doctor? What if i run into the same problem with other doctors? Or do I trade extreme exhuastion and sleeping 9 or more hrs and barely fuctioning for extreme pain with going off the pill?

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Weight Gain from Viorele
| cks
Gained 7 pounds in about 2-3 months

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Birth Control and Weight Gain
| cks
I have been taking Viorele birth control since May 15, 2014 and gained about 7 pounds of weight. Not sure if it is water or fat or a combination of both. I have always been very fit and eat very clean. My typical breakfast is an egg white scramble with quinoa and I eat very little. For lunch I have white meat chicken and vegetables and for dinner usually fish (talapia) and some kind of salad. I also work out about 4 times a week. Since I have taken Viorele, I can't seem to control my weight. I watch in horror is my weight increases about 2 pounds per month. I am thinking of getting OFF of the Viorele. I am NOT taking it for birth control, but rather taking it for severe mood swings and heart palpatations during the week prior to my period. I am going to try and get off of the Viorele because I don't like that i have gained weight while on it.

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Hair Loss from Viorele
| cheryl
Only Yasmin stopped the hair loss. Now it's back.

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Facts about Viorele

Alcohol warning on Viorele
There may be a negative interaction between Viorele and alcohol.
How do I obtain Viorele?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Viorele?
Pill
What dosages are available?
Tablet: 0.15-0.02 mgx21 /0.01 mg x 5
Food instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
Desogestrel-Ethinyl Estradiol/Ethinyl Estradiol
Approval Date
April 2, 2012
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