I've been on Orsythia birth control for over a year and my pharmacy randomly changed to Vienva, is this the same medication? It looks different but I think that the dosages are the same. I don't want to mess up my body by immediately switching to a different birth control then I'm used to. Thanks!
The birth control pills Orsythia and Vienva are generic equivalents. They contains the same active ingredients in the same amounts (levonorgestrel 0.1mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02mg) but the inactive ingredients may differ.
The EXACT same thing just happened to me today, after extensively reading each package and comparing, they may be the same. and after researching what happens when you switch, sometimes nothing happens, sometimes people experience better/worse side effects.
I know it's not any help, but just know you're not alone!!
The same thing happened to me. However, I am a huge skeptic, and I love consistency. The first time they gave me Vienva instead of Orsythia, I went back and asked for my regular Orsythia. The next month I went a couple of days before my last pack was done to make sure I got the right one and they gave me Vienva. I sent an email to my Gyno and asked that did not want to switch! Turns out, when pharmacies run out of Orsythia they give clients the generic because they have to give you one that is covered by the clients medical insurance. However, you have the right to return it and ask for them to regularly give you the one you ask for, in my case Orsythia. So when I went back, I returned Vienva, and even if the Parma the lady gave me a sob story of how it will take few more days to almost a week to give me Orsythia due to the lack of merchandise and having to run your insurance to check if they cover it, I nicely said I didn't care, and I was willing to wait for it.
They called me to pick it up that very same day. Simple. It's just how Pharmacys operate stick to what you need. I don't let anyone change my medication unless my Dr. approves it. I would advice to go before the end of each pack a few days prior to pick up your prescription and always check the bag before exciting the Pharmacy.
DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG. IT IS AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE. The same thing happened to me and over the past month, I have been having panic attacks, anxiety, and made me homicidal and suicidal. I am very sensitive to some birth control and Ortho tricyclene affects me the same exact way. I am fighting with my insurance company and the pharmacy to get back on the Orsythia.
Yes, they have the exact same amounts of active ingredients! No worries!
I had the same thing happen to me, and while this birth control might be fine with some people, it has been hell for me. I have never been sensitive to medications before but this one has made my life so awful. It started with loss of appetite, and after only two weeks I have experienced mood swings, depression, heavy bleeding, breast tenderness, and increased acne. I'm going to try switching back to Orsythia no matter what it takes.
I was on the same thing, but under the name of Lutera. I did great for 5 months but had to stop at 8 months because I already have depression & it got worse. I’ve also tried Yasmin- hell! And Ortho tri cyclene-hell! It appears I can’t handle any hormones:/
This is more common than any doc will ever admit to.
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