FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: ALTAVERA

User Comments:


For Birth Control “I had my IUD removed and was put on this immediately after. It has been 3 months. I have gained 15 lb, have acne on my face and chest and horrible mood swings as well as periods of sadness. I do not recommend this at all. My doctor said it was a great pill for woman in their 40’s…men should take these things first!”

Amy – PA (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2017


For Birth Control “I took this pill for about 4 months before I was switched to Portia (which is the same thing) by my pharmacist. I liked this pill. My periods are so light which is nice because I have always had heavy periods! No acne and no weight gain. As much as I liked this pill, I did have mood swings at the beginning, but by the end of taking Altavera I was fine!”

Yerduax July 25, 2017


For Birth Control “My doctor switched me to this after having depression, anxiety and terrible cramps while taking Kariva. I’ve been taking birth control for about 7 years now due to PCOS and I’ve tried pretty much everything, nothing seems to be the right fit as of yet. I’ve been on Altavera for 2 months and I’ve gained 12 lbs already. Aside from increased hunger, I’ve noticed I’ve had less cramping and my periods were lighter and for less days. I’ve also had less mood swings. Aside from gaining weight, overall not bad.”

niki88 June 7, 2017


For Birth Control “This pill has given me so much acne. My mood and emotions are pretty stable but my acne is unbearable.”

Anonymous August 3, 2016


For Birth Control “I’ve taken this drug for a month now and I love it. I had an abortion before I starred this drug and this lessened my bleeding. My skin is fine, it never was unclear. My weight is actually going down but I’m open to that changing later. No vomiting, headaches, random nausea, or mood swings. My sex drive has been the same, through the roof. Only thing that I’ve noticed is my sensitivity to salty foods. I’ve always gotten sodium headaches if I’ve eaten to much salt through out the day but now it’s a bit more sensitive to alot of chips, too much gravy, and popeyes chicken. Either than that… I LOVE IT!”

RubbieRue June 17, 2016


For Birth Control “I am a healthy 27 year old female and have been on Altavera as a birth control method for the past 2 years. In the first 2 months I had some issues of stomach upset and increased emotional fluctuations, but after 2 months of usage, my hormone levels evened out and I have not had any side effects since. Also, sometimes when I schedule my period around vacation or an important event, it has been very easy to quicken my period (take only 2 weeks of pink before white). However, when I tried to skip my period (skip the white sugar pills and go to a new pack) I did have some spotting in the 5th week on the pink pills. I have not experienced any weight gain, headaches, increased cramps, nor acne in the 2 years I have been on Altavera.”

Helen C. (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 21, 2016

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