User Reviews for Aviane

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Aviane.

Ratings Summary

Filter by:

User Ratings

10
   
22%(43)
9
   
18%(35)
8
   
19%(36)
7
   
8%(14)
6
   
5%(9)
5
   
10%(18)
4
   
6%(10)
3
   
6%(10)
2
   
6%(10)
1
   
7%(12)

Aviane review summary

7.0/10 Average Rating

197 Ratings with 198 User Reviews

Compare all 202 medications used in the treatment of Birth Control.

Reviews for Aviane to treat Birth Control

Sort by:

Review by LL_1234:

User Rating:  
   
8.0

This is the second type of birth control (both the pill) that I have been on. I was only on the other kind for a month, because it made me crazy and I had awful mood swings. I took a year off from any birth control pill, patch, etc. because I was scared to have a similar situation. This pill has been an overall good experience. I do not have any irregular mood swings on this pill. I have been on it for about 3 months now, and my acne is still worse than before I got on it, not that it's a big deal. Also, I have had a lot of abnormal spotting on this pill. It seems like, at first, every 2 weeks or so I started my period. It's pretty light, but I get bad cramps that last for 2-4 days.

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

November 30, 2014 11:22 PM

Review by Aviane user (taken for 1 to 2 years):

User Rating:  
   
9.0

This birth control has been the best for me. I know that there are many mixed reviews about it, but it has never given me any trouble at all. I have also tried Lo Loestrin Fe, Trinessa (HORRIBLE vaginal irritation) and Ortho-Tri Cyclen which all gave me various side effects. It just goes to show that everyone's bodies respond differently to different medicines. This birth control cleared up my acne, increased my cup size, and regulated my period. The only issue that I could complain of would be slight mood swings from time to time, but honestly that's it for me. I would highly suggest giving this birth control a try!

12 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 29, 2014 11:47 AM

Review by Not impressed (taken for 1 to 6 months):

User Rating:  
   
2.0

I had a horrible experience with this pill. I've never had trouble with my weight, but I gained 20lbs once I started taking this. Terrible, uncontrollable acne. Would always have breakthrough bleeding. Ruined my sex drive. My breasts did increase from a C to a D though.

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 24, 2014 11:04 AM

Review by Rachel S (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
4.0

I gained 6 lbs on this pill in one month. It was a last ditch effort at the bc pill for me. I have tried many others with many issues. My acne I get on my chin is ok hasn't gotten better or worse. No nausea or stomach pains. I have had some issues with constipation on this pill also. I have been having issues sleeping on this pill. Hey I'm not pregnant though...

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 20, 2014 4:17 PM

Review by Jaicuanakcjd:

User Rating:  
   
5.0

This birth control seemed like it had no side effects for me until I realized it was literally making me crazy. I've always been a social person but since I started the pill I've had the worst anxiety and paranoia. It's different for everyone I guess, but make sure you realize that that definitely could be a side effect.

9 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 18, 2014 8:38 PM

Review by witV (taken for 1 to 6 months):

User Rating:  
   
10

Aviane is the second type of birth control that I have taken. It's already been a month and I love it. My skin is completely flawless and I haven't experienced any side effects besides tender breast. I haven't gained any weight either. This birth control is great!

20 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 1, 2014 1:05 AM

Review by Stephjeff:

User Rating:  
   
10

When I first got on the pill I saw no real side effects. In the second month my period was all over the place but has regulated and become lighter and shorter since. I did see bad acne underneath my skin right after my first period but that lasted a day and since my skin has been clearer. My breasts are increasing in size. And I have yet to get pregnant. I haven't had any mood swings or depression. I still have a great sex drive and have had a great experience with this pill. Weight wise I've lost a couple pounds in the 3 1/2 months I've been on it despite my Poor eating habits. My friend didn't have a good experience after the first month and stopped. But birth control messes with hormones so it'll get worse before it gets better while you adjust.

15 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

July 29, 2014 11:46 AM

Review by Whitleyk:

User Rating:  
   
3.0

I really want to switch pills, I was on another pill and I had pleasant results. My pharmacy prescribed me this one because they didn't have the other in stock. It has been awful. My period lasts 3-4 days with no cramping usually. But on Aviane it has lasted 7 days and it's super heavy with cramps. I've been irritable and yelling even about the smallest things. I cry over every little thing that happens to me.

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

June 24, 2014 8:43 AM

Review by nurse23 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

User Rating:  
   
9.0

I've been on Aviane for a month now and have no complaints really. It's been great for regulating my periods and providing protection from pregnancy. My period was normal, and I haven't experienced any major weight gain (gained a 1lb or 2) or loss. My breasts are tender sometimes, and I've experienced some swelling. But I'm not complaining about the free breast job. The only thing that has been a bit annoying is that my sex drive has increased, and my libido was high enough to start with. Other than that, it's a great contraceptive that I plan on taking it for a while.

9 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

June 17, 2014 9:29 PM

Review by Breanid:

User Rating:  
   
10

Aviane is the second birth control I have taken, but the first that I have actually stuck to for a somewhat long period of time. I first started out with progestin-only Nora-be and I did not like it at all. Upon receiving Aviane, I was fairly excited to start. I heard mixed reviews but decided to start it anyway and let me tell you, I'm glad I did. Aviane has cleared up my acne almost completely. I used to suffer from mild acne and my skin is almost flawless. Also, my breasts seem to have enlarged. I feel like I may have gained weight due to an increased appetite but probably no more than 4-5 pounds which is worth not getting pregnant and having clear skin plus I'm fairly petite. I definitely plan to stay on Aviane for a long time! Love it!

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

May 19, 2014 2:23 AM

Review by Paris35:

User Rating:  
   
3.0

At first this pill was fine. I have been on it for 8 weeks. So far have gotten break through bleeding, mood swings, now I am getting slight acne on my cheeks (I never have acne), also was experiencing vaginal burning and tenderness that has seemed to subside. I was really hoping that if I pressed through this would go away. But I'm getting married in 6 weeks! I really hoping these side effects calm down.

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

May 14, 2014 10:59 AM

Review by Char Bloom (taken for 1 to 2 years):

User Rating:  
   
7.0

For the most part it's been good -- no nasty side effects. However, if you smoke, take caution. Since I've been taking this and have been trying to quit smoking (as birth control increases your risk for heart problems), I've acquired an occasional fluttering heart beat that at times is a bit freaky -- not painful, but certainly something that if it happens often to tell your doctor about. Also, coming up on a year of taking it, it loses its effectiveness. For the past three months I will take it regularly (at the same time every day), and by the third week, I'll get my period. For this reason I plan on switching to something with a little higher of a hormone dose.

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

May 4, 2014 1:28 PM

Review by Hnc103 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

User Rating:  
   
6.0

Overall, Aviane works pretty well. My periods are average and I have had no weight loss or gain. The one side effect I have had is terrible acne! My face was pretty much clear when I started (I'd get minor breakouts around my period, but nothing bad). Within a couple of months of being on Aviane, my cheeks started breaking out really badly. I've never even had acne on my cheeks. It's painful and there's scarring. I've tried staying on it in hopes that my body would adjust and the breakouts would stop, but they've only gotten worse.

15 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

April 13, 2014 8:06 PM

Review by SammieB1221 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

User Rating:  
   
8.0

I have been on this birth control regularly for almost a year now. I am very sensitive to the hormones and experienced extreme sickness I mean to the point I was throwing up every morning and on the verge of passing out no matter what I tried to prevent it. I learned that taking it in the morning solved this problem. Negative side affects are that I have a huge appetite (thankfully a high metabolism) constant headaches, worse PMS, no motivation, tiredness, irrational mood swings, and last week I noticed breakthrough bleeding and cramps halfway through the pack. But all in all my periods are short and I'm not pregnant yet! Remember every woman is different.

10 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

March 29, 2014 1:24 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
8.0

I have been on Aviane for about 3 weeks and the longer I've been taking it the less I notice certain side effects. The very first week was Hell. I had the worst mood swings of my life. I was contemplating switching but held on and powered through and now I haven't experienced them! The one thing that I complain about now is that my breasts are VERY tender and I've been a little bit more sleepy

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

March 17, 2014 4:42 PM

Review by Happy user (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
8.0

I've been on this pill for about 3 weeks. I think it's working, not pregnant yet. It has made my breast a little tender, but no size increase. I started to break out on my face, no cramping, dryness around the vagina, no sex drive at all.

12 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

February 28, 2014 1:51 AM

Review by Anonymous8761:

User Rating:  
   
8.0

24y/o with some symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/mild depression. Recently started back on Aviane after 4 months of taking it to regulate my hormones. PROS: more optimistic, fewer mood swings, reduced symptoms of PCOS/irregular periods, clearer skin. When I was off it, my cycles had reset and normalized. CONS: longer periods, migraines when on placebo. Active pills are great though, no complaints. Still use a condom for extra insurance.

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

February 21, 2014 3:23 PM

Review by KatyDid ppppp:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

I was taking Orsythia for a few years then went off birth control for 3 months; when I re-started taking it about a month ago I was prescribed Aviane (which from my understanding is the exact same med as Orsythia). I think it is just my body adjusting to the change of hormones but my hair has been thinning out; I've been shedding a lot extra. I assume it will stop in a couple months once my body adjusts, but was just wondering if anyone had any knowledge if this was normal. So far that is the only bothersome side effect I've ever noticed. I definitely have noticed that when on birth control I do not get acne, but when I am on it I usually have pimples.

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

January 28, 2014 4:32 PM

Review by Jess5110 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

User Rating:  
   
9.0

I have been using Aviane for almost 4 years. It works well for me! No mood swings, short periods, no acne. And most of all I'm not pregnant. My breasts never grew though.

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 5, 2013 9:08 AM

Review by Erica N:

User Rating:  
   
5.0

I've been on Aviane for 11 days now, starting the 1st pill in the pack the first day my period started (Sunday). I've now had my period a full 11 days and it's starting to get really annoying. My sex drive has decreased a bit, I have vaginal itching, burning and redness, and I find myself becoming frequently dizzy. My breasts have become extra sensitive and seem much fuller than normal, my acne/ clearing of face seems the same as before taking the pill, but my mood swings have been the worst. One moment I want to cry, the next moment I'm cheerful and happy towards everyone.

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 4, 2013 9:24 PM

Review by Kat-Kat:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

Aviane was my first and only birth control method. I did not experience any of the negative side-effects, save for some occasional bloating. It didn't affect my mood, and it was fairly easy to use. It's great, and I'm going to start up on it again now that I'm in a new relationship after a year of the single life. I'd still recommend using condoms as well, but from the sounds of it, other ladies find this pill very reliable!

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

November 20, 2013 3:27 PM

Review by nomkimchi:

User Rating:  
   
8.0

Although it has only been a week of using Aviane, I have to say that I love it. I've been on the patch and it definitely made me moody, to the point where I would cry constantly and randomly. It made me gain 10 lbs in a week and I just hated it so much. Aviane so far, is amazing. I've been at my lowest weight (during my period), I've lost my appetite though, but it's not necessarily a bad thing. No bloating, no break outs, but I am experiencing longer period flow. But it's only been the first week. So fingers cross that this will keep being amazing to me.

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

October 23, 2013 8:16 PM

Review by JG66:

User Rating:  
   
6.0

I switched to Aviane from Yaz, since the pharmacy told me it was the same but cheaper. It was not! I took Yaz for over 5 years and switched to Aviane, and have been taking it for about 1 year now. PROS: Short period, no mood swings. CONS: My acne is SO bad and getting worse. (I actually have a much more healthy lifestyle than before, so I don't know what else it could be). I need to switch back soon or else my face is going to be wrecked. Also, very low sex drive like almost non existent, which could be a pro or con.

12 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 26, 2013 5:18 PM

Review by Agardens (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
10

Though I have only been on Aviane for a week, I just wanted to say that it's great! My breasts got bigger within a day or two of starting the pill. They're a bit sore but it's nothing horrible. I have occasional cramps but they are infrequent and only last a few seconds. I have noticed that I am hungry a lot more often but the key to not gaining weight on birth control is to not give in to the increased tummy rumbles. I had a little bit of stomach bloating the first three or so days of starting the pill but it's subsided now. One more huge benefit I've noticed is that within a day of taking the pill, my mood did a complete 180. I have noticed that, since staring Aviane, I am a lot happier and optimistic. It's great! I highly recommend this pill!

20 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 1, 2013 1:01 PM

Review by TinaTeen18 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

User Rating:  
   
1.0

I had taken Aviane for about 6 months straight and I did not like it. My periods were a lot longer, my cramps were very bad, and I started breaking out on my face. I also had a loss of appetite, and felt more tired everyday. I do have to say it did help in preventing pregnancy, but I did not like the side effects. I am going to see if I can change birth control.

26 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

July 5, 2013 6:45 PM

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next

Learn more about Birth Control

Hide
(web2)