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User Reviews for Falmina to treat Birth Control

Falmina has an average rating of 4.6 out of 10 from a total of 57 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 28% of those users who reviewed Falmina reported a positive effect, while 49% reported a negative effect.

Falmina Rating Summary

4.6/10 average rating

57 ratings from 59 user reviews.

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Reviews for Falmina

Sari · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 13, 2021

“This medication was prescribed to me because it is the generic version of "Lutera". I was taking Lutera for over a year without issue, no weight gain, no acne nothing. Then I got Falmina one day and that all went out the window. I got horrible cystic acne all over my chin, cheeks and chest that I have never before experienced in my life, and I gained over 15 lbs in about 6 months without any dietary or lifestyle changes. I was extremely moody, anxious (heart palpitations came back on this) and I was frequently feeling rather sick. This medication is awful, please DO consider the differences between generic and brand name. The hormones are the same, but the filler ingredients make a huge difference.”

2 / 10
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K · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 23, 2021

“Ireally don't like this Falmina pill, I’ve been on a period the entire 3 month trial on this pill, I’m cramping everyday like I’m going to have a period. I decided to stop taking it for a week to have withdrawal bleeding and start a new pack — I had no bleeding for 5 days and then I’m having a period again on the active pills!! I’m definitely going back to Sprintec, I just can't handle the mood swings. However when you’re chronically anemic I’ll take mood swings over unnecessary blood loss 80-90% of the month.”

1 / 10
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Lotti · Taken for less than 1 month December 15, 2020

“Has anyone else had an allergic reaction to this Falmina pill? I have a weird itchy rash thing going on around my ankles and starting to spread to other parts of my body. Originally I was on Sronyx but I changed pharmacies and they only had Falmina, so I started it and the rash started about 2 days in! I also have very low sex drive. I had been on Sronyx for about 5 years so now I’m just wondering if there are actually better options. I believe the allergic reaction is due to the dye in the pills because on my other BC sronyx the sugar pill week was dyed, not the 3 week regular pills, I took the sugar pills once and had the same reaction as I am now with falmina. Flamina pills are opposite, 3 week hormone pills are dyed and sugar pill week are not! WEIRD.”

3 / 10
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Sw19st45 February 23, 2014

“I've been on Falmina birth control for about 8 months now and I love it. I have not got pregnant, and my cycles are much lighter, less cramps and shorter. My acne has cleared! I would most definitely recommend this birth control, only negative things I find annoying at times is breast tenderness.”

9 / 10
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Happy · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 10, 2018

“Honestly, I wanted to share this because I've had nothing but a positive experience taking Falmina. No pregnancy despite no other form of birth control, an extremely regular, light period, and literally no side effects. I have gained about 10 pounds, but I credit that more to my bad eating and lack of exercise. I know there are a ton of bad reviews, but don't be scared, I've had a great experience.”

9 / 10
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Ok February 24, 2020

“My acne is the worst it has ever been due to this birth control, Falmina since I’ve started taking it my acne had progressively gotten worse and worse over time. This birth control was originally prescribed to help with acne prevention, but has proven itself otherwise.”

2 / 10
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kales99 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 15, 2019

“When I came home from college my pharmacy didn’t carry Aubra and switched me to “generic” Falmina and I HATE it. It made me gain an incredible amount of weight. My periods are completely out of whack; some months it will come a week early, some will be a few days early, and others will be when it’s supposed to be. When I get my periods, I never know how heavy they are going to be and some months they still give me awful cramps. My breasts are tender for all weeks of the month other than the week right after the placebo pill. I get worried that I’m pregnant (which Falmina has been good at preventing) because my symptoms such as breast tenderness and random spotting between placebo bills are so bad. I get dizzy and nauseous, have had no motivation, have zero sex drive, and have been prescribed an anti-depressant medication since I’ve been on Falmina. I have been on Falmina for 9 months and will be switching.”

4 / 10
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Kal December 18, 2019

“On Falmina for about two years, stopped taking it after I missed a week due to my doctor failing to update my prescription, been off for two months. My acne was okay but it used to be pretty clear before I went on it. I'm sure other factors mixed in but I gained over 60 lbs over the course of the last couple years which was abnormal for me. Since going off of it, I've already begun to lose weight and I'm not exercising at all and eating about that same as I usually do. Since thanksgiving, I've lost 10 lbs which is fast for me which I didn't even notice till I happened to weigh myself a few days ago. As for my periods, they were short, like 4 days max, always landed on the Wednesday night/Thursday morning of the placebo week pills and ended Saturday night/sunday morning about 98% of the time. Super light most of the time and rarely any cramps and if I did, it was like once during my period for a few minutes and it wasn't ever so painful I couldnt move. I hope this helps someone.”

7 / 10
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Mat · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 7, 2019

“I’ve been on Falmina 28 for 4 years with no issues, I started at using it at 15/16 and I’m now 19, graduated from high school with my first full time job. I haven’t had any pregnancy scares, cramping, etc, HOWEVER immediately following graduation nothing changed in my life except the fact that I now have TERRIBLE cystic acne. I wondered if anyone else had the same issues and have any suggestions for me.”

8 / 10
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A.01 March 1, 2020

“My obgyn doctor prescribed Falmina to me due to my extremely heavy periods and ovarian cysts. I've been taking it 7 months now it's done nothing but cause extreme hair loss, depression and hasn't made my periods lighter. I'm incredibly irritable and have mood swings, constant night sweats, yeast infections ever since I've taken this !!! I absolutely hate this the only good things that's happened is no ovarian cysts and no weight gain. I'm done taking this. I'm switching over to another low dose birth control and hoping for the best. I'm anemic and this has made my hair even worse I'm even more depressed my hair use to be so thick and beautiful I have great genes I dunno what else to do. Good luck to yall.”

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Annie · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 4, 2019

“I got a prescription for Aviane and received Falmina from my pharmacy. I was immediately worried because of the poor ratings online. Thankfully, I have had a great experience with Falmina. It has regulated my period (I get it on the same day down to the hour each month), helped my cramps, lessened my acne, and hasn't caused any weight gain/bloating. The only negative is that I have noticed I am a bit more emotional since starting Falmina. This is the first birth control I have been on, and I don't see any reason to change.”

10 / 10
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Sarah May 22, 2020

“I started taking this birth control to lessen my migraines and anxiety and I’m 100% better. I haven’t had any pregnancy scares thank gosh. I haven’t gained any weight. But my acne has gotten a little worse. I use to have pretty clear skin, now my skin feels more textured. Otherwise I love everything about this pill!”

9 / 10
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Njk · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 22, 2016

“In my experience this has worked wonderfully! I have no problems with weight, if anything I feel like it helps me loose weight, I've had no problems just the usual symptoms when your first start taking it. This birth control is really effective. If any accidents happen you'll be fine, there's plenty of times I thought I would get pregnant but it worked and my period came. I really have nothing bad to say and I'll continue to take it, even if u don't take it at exactly 9:00pm for an example, and u take it a little later you'll be fine just as long as you take one each day. Hope this helped, I recommend (:”

10 / 10
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Makes me moody · Taken for less than 1 month January 9, 2017

“I was taking another birth control pill for a couple years and never had any side effects from it. Then, a couple weeks ago I went to get a refill and the pharmacy said that the pill I was taking had been replaced by Falmina. They said it had the same ingredients as the last pill I had been taking. The first week of taking this new pill, I bought everything was normal, then within the second week I started getting really angry and sad, etc. I also started spotting, which I never did between periods before. I've even been extremely tired and haven't had any energy in the past couple weeks. I was not expecting any of these side effects since I thought there was not a difference in medication, but the crazy mood swings and tiredness terrible.”

3 / 10
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Anonymous April 22, 2015

“I have been on Falmina for about 4 months now and at first I was severely hormonal. I went through a little depression period while on it and had anger outbursts but after the second pack they subsided. My periods before I was on it were very painful because of severe cramps. But Falmina has stopped the cramping and has made my periods very short. The thing I dont necessarily like is I have spotting around the 3rd row of the pill almost a week before I am supposed to get my period, which is annoying. My appetite has increased a bunch but good diet and exercise is a part of my daily life so I have actually lost weight on the pill. My boyfriend and I have been sexually active and don't use condoms or Use withdrawal method and I haven't gotten prego!”

8 / 10
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sc813 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 7, 2016

“I have had a large variety of problems with birth control. My first bc, Tri Linyah, depressed me to no extent, gave me mega cramps, heavy periods and made me feel sick everyday. I switched to Falmina after being on that for 6 months and it was amazing how normal I felt again. My mood swings were under control and I could fully function theough my day without have to feel ill. I recently have been switched to Orsythia and, even though it's only been a month on it, I can tell it's leading right to depression. I'm switching back to Falmina immediately. I wanted to share my experience because Falmina was a god send for me and I wanted to give more insight than the negative reviews gave. Everyone responds differently. Find what works for you :)”

10 / 10
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Leslie chu · Taken for less than 1 month August 19, 2017

“READ THIS PLEASE!! I was taking falmina for only one month, on my last week of almost being done with the first pack, I started getting panic attacks, depression, and anxiety. I would cry for anything and started getting so much nausea, I couldn't even eat at all only drink water !! It's the most horrible symptoms I have ever experienced with birth control. I couldn't even be around my kids. I read this site and stories and didn't think it will happen to me, because I tried different birth control and this never happened !!”

1 / 10
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keg62299 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 25, 2019

“Prior to Falmina I was taking Aubra for birth control and I loved it. I never had irregular periods, mood swings, or weight gain. Since starting Falmina about 6 months ago, I’ve had extreme issues. My period comes days early nearly every month. I’ve had pregnancy scares because I will have breast pain to the point where they can’t even be touched and I’ll be extremely bloated 1-2 weeks before my period. I’m very irritable and cry over nearly everything, something that usually never happened. Also since beginning this brand, I’ve gained 10 pounds without changing any of my eating or exercise habits. Overall I’ll be talking to my OB/GYN about switching brands and I do not recommend.”

4 / 10
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doglover27 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 18, 2017

“I've literally had the worst experience with this pill. I had been taking another birth control that got replaced by my pharmacy with this pill, however this one had a lot of side effects I had never experienced. I started experiencing major headaches, getting acne, becoming extremely depression, no sex drive at all, increased anxiety, and I was just overall moody and irritated at everything. I wish they would've never switched me to this generic version of the drug because this is way worse. I have never experienced such a terrible medicine. I do not recommend it.”

2 / 10
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AS36 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 29, 2016

“Beware of this birth control!! I've been on them for the past 3 months. They are effective as to preventing pregnancy, but the side effects were so not worth it. For the past 3 months I had absolutely no energy and no motivation. I fell into depression and actually went to a psychiatrist and was prescribed anti-depression/anti-anxiety meds!!! I had no idea that the birth control was causing all of these issues until I have done my research. I got off them immediately and already feel so much better. Not to mention, I gained 15 pounds (that was probably a combination of hormones and the fact I didn't feel motivated to actually exercise). There are many other birth control options on the market that are so much better. Pass on this one!!!”

2 / 10
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J13 June 28, 2017

“First, I have to say this birth control is very effective for what it is intended. My period is very regular; I always know the day it will come. After deciding with my then-boyfriend to have unprotected sex, it also never failed me. However, those are the only two good things I experienced. I was nauseous, anxious, and at times very depressed while on Falmina. Nausea was the worst symptom for me and heightened after drinking or not eating enough. At times, I'd be vomiting for hours straight. I can't be happier to be off this drug after what I've experienced.”

3 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 10, 2018

“I was started out on falmina to regulate my period, but during the three months it hasn't done so very well. Meanwhile, the side affects are HORRIBLE. The nausea is seriously so terrible, I’m miserable and I barely eat throughout the day because I’m so nauseous, Not only do I feel the urge to puke 24/7, I have the worst mood swings that I’ve never had with other birth control pills. Half of the time I’m either really angry or balling my eyes out and starting stupid fights. It’s awful and while it does prevent pregnancy , I don't think the side affects are worth it.”

5 / 10
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Vlogginggirl · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 25, 2018

“I will be extremely blunt with this review. Falmina did the job for birth control very well as I never had any babies and it did help me semi-get on a better period schedule, although I sometimes would start way early. I gained about ten lbs which is insane because I was a varsity athlete all through high school and I only used to gain muscle mass but the weight gain really happened almost over night. Lastly, this drug affects you mentally. I would act out and have insane mood swings and crazy panic attacks that didn’t really make sense with me and my depression/anxiety came back full steam. For example I took the pill as scheduled last night and I was crying hysterically and fighting with my boyfriend and saying things I didn’t mean. I don’t recommend it for birth control. I’ve got to try to regain myself back from that because it’s been traumatic.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous April 8, 2018

“I was only on this pill for 2 months before basically forcing my doctor to change my prescription. I was spotting for 2-3 weeks straight both months I was taking it and having horrible mood swings. For a while I thought I was depressed. They say birth control pills affect everyone differently but this one was awful for me.”

2 / 10
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Lizzy12 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 22, 2016

“I was on this pill for a little over 3 months and this pill made my life hell! The only good thing about this pill is I didn't get pregnant, but this pill made me extremely depressed and very irritable. The last month I was on the pill I had my period for 3 weeks and it was still continuing when I switched to my new birth control, and the month before I had my period or 10 days. I would not recommend this birth control to anyone!”

1 / 10
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Ash____ April 3, 2016

“I've been taking 3 packets, then getting a period (on purpose, because of possible endo). I usually bleed a little for a week or two during the second pack and will definitely bleed on the third. My doctor told me it would be great to not have to buy so many pads having less periods - hah! My biggest complaint aside from that is that the packet itself is confusing. The foil has distracting writing all over it. The part where the days are is WHITE on WHITE. I didn't think all this would bother me, I'd just keep going across taking the pills, but I've already messed up twice... If a company wants you to not get pregnant so you can keep taking their product, don't you think they'd improve the design?”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month March 3, 2016

“This pill did not work well with my body at all. Before my cramps were pretty bad and I had heavy bleeding for about 3/5 days of my period but I took Aleve and it made it bare-able. I've only taken this pill for about a week and I can already tell it is not helping with my cramps or bleeding in the slightest. It made my flow lighter but the cramps and the back pains were worst then when I was not on the pill. & my period would normally end in 5 days max and it's still going and does not appear to be ceasing anytime soon. I read the reviews and was like ok im gonna try it anyway.. but I clearly should have listened. My period was bad enough for 5 days imagine having it for longer with horrible back pains and cramps.”

2 / 10
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Crazy n GA July 22, 2017

“I was switched to this birth control and it was the absolute worst experience of my life. This pill had me in and out the hospital for 2 weeks. It started with headaches, depression then I started having numbness and tingling on my left side. I thought I was having a stroke. Felt as if a balloon was in my head. Dr's swore that I was on some type of street drug. I went from hospital to hospital for any one that could help me. I was at the point where I tried to commit suicide. Even now I still have side effects two yrs later. I've been on other pills before with no experience like this. The admitting hospital said it was absence seizures. But my OB believed me and knew what it was.”

1 / 10
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