FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: XULANE

User Comments:


For Birth Control “I was surprised to see how many people reacted negatively to this birth control. Before I was prescribed Xulane, I was having bleeding between periods that was as heavy and painful as an actual period. My doctor said that this would help regulate my cycle. After the first month, I had no problems with spotting-so that was exciting! I am not sexually active, so I cannot speak to the effectiveness in preventing pregnancy. The first month of using the patch was not a huge deal. I had LOTS of tenderness in my breasts but they grew about a cup size so I was not complaining. I have had no weight gain, acne, etc. The only thing that I have been wondering about is the day I change my patch, I have noticed a little more irritability, but I am not sure if that is directly related to Xulane. Overall, I am SO happy with this birth control. I know exactly when/how long my periods will last and I can’t remember the last time I had cramping!”

sw94 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 11, 2018


For Birth Control “It’s itchy. Hard to hide, especially when you’re a diver. A lot of ignorant people thought it was nicotine patch. Boobs grew like crazy. Periods came whenever they wanted regardless if the patch was on or off me. Very strong and quick emotions. Moody. I didn’t notice the change in my temperament but others around me did. Wasn’t sexually active on this birth control but I don’t believe my libido changed during it. Wary on the protection against pregnancy.”

Onna (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 9, 2018


For Birth Control “I really would not recommend for anyone with history of depression or bipolar disorder. It’s been about a week since I had to take it off, the side effects are too much for me. I’m too scared to sleep due to heightened anxiety. I’m experiencing the same things I did when I was very depressed, detached and afraid”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 7, 2018


For Birth Control “It’s an okay form of birth control, the convenience is good but I work out a lot and I sweat a lot due to the sauna and intensity. The patch does NOT hold up to intense sweat, it fell off after I performed my HIIT and I couldn’t stick it back on even after I dried the patch and my skin (however I was wearing it on my lower back..when I wear it on my torso, it sticks okay). Just fair warning, if you’re going to wear it in a hot climate area and you’re prone to sweat, the adhesive will lose it’s strength. I don’t recommend this for those with active lifestyles…otherwise, seemed like a good idea, just not for me I suppose. Also, the first day you will experience nausea and dizziness as your body begins to absorb the hormones. I tried wearing this patch twice (new patches each time) with no success or reliability…hope this helped some of you.”

caligal (taken for less than 1 month) March 4, 2018


For Birth Control “So far so good “

Bb (taken for less than 1 month) March 3, 2018


For Birth Control “I was on othro evra for 6 years and with Xulane for about 3 years or so . I’m 23 and I really don’t have any complaints . I haven’ tgot pregnant since I started using it . I lost some weight when I started using it back when I was 16. Lost about 15 pounds in 3 months. Personally, I was happy I lost weight . But then , noticed I looked way to skinny and started to get worried . Took a break from the patch a whole summer and when I went back I gained 5 pounds in one month . Took a break again went back to it and gained 10 pounds in 2 months . Took a last break and gained almost 20 pounds so , I don’t take breaks any more lol. I use to weight 115lb now I weight 140lb. I also grew some inches but , I’m done gaining weight so I’m not taking a break again ! Overall , just breast tenderness is a huge issue since it makes my boobs get soooo hot and swollen . Other than that , I like it .”

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 27, 2018

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