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User Reviews for Quasense

Quasense has an average rating of 5.4 out of 10 from a total of 53 ratings on Drugs.com. 36% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 34% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Birth Control  
5.8
39 reviews 343 medications
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding  Off-label
2.8
8 reviews 100 medications
Endometriosis  Off-label
6.5
4 reviews 102 medications
Ovarian Cysts  Off-label
5.0
2 reviews 54 medications
Summary of Quasense reviews 5.4 53 reviews

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Reviews for Quasense

Yvo · Taken for 2 to 5 years · June 27, 2015

For Birth Control: “I've used this for 2 years and have had no problems whatsoever. I previously had an arm implant and experienced spotting and weight gain that wouldn't stop. After taking Quasense I've lost weight, no spotting, light & short periods. I use retin a for acne so my skin has been unaffected. I'm not sure about water retention because I believe that has a lot to do with diet and I'm athletic so I stay hydrated on a daily basis. I experienced no nausea, headaches, psychological side effects. And most importantly, no pregnancy.”

10 / 10
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Luvable21 · February 8, 2008

For Birth Control: “I was 18. I started with the brand name Seasonale for 6 months. Then I took Quasense for 1.5 yrs until I realized that playing with nature to get four periods per year was a big mistake. I slowly gained 10 lbs over the 2-yr period. When that "time of the month" approaches, I became very moody. When that supposed date of my period arrives, I became a total disaster. I was depressed, I hated everything and everyone evolving the world... No sex drive at 19!!!!”

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Anonymous · September 19, 2009

For Birth Control: “I have taken various pills for the past 20 years, I am 38. Quasense allows just 4 periods a year, which is a great thing. The periods I do get are normal length (for a pill-user, about 4 days) and slightly heavier than those I got with the regular monthly pills. I have slightly more cramping in the day before it starts than I did with the monthly pills (but still NOTHING like the agony of no pill-cramps which were a nightmare). Overall I love not having to deal with messy bleeding more than four times a year, and the slight increase in cramping for one day is more than worth it to me. Hope this helps!”

8 / 10
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d59696 · August 20, 2011

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I went to pick up my Jolessa refill (I loved) and they gave me Quasense. Had spotting/bleeding all summer - 2 months, serious weight gain, terrible cramps, and no libido. With 30 days left in the pack - I could no longer bear the symptoms and stopped 3 days ago. It's nice to have my life back! Bleeding stopped, bloating diminished and desired intimacy with my husband again. This was really a terrible experience. Lesson - stop sooner if not working, don't change your medicine.”

1 / 10
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Isha2398475 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 3, 2012

For Endometriosis: “I know I'm still on my first pack, and onto week 9, but I've been nauseous, bloated, very moody, and depressed for most of this time. And honestly that would be bearable but 20 days of moderate to heavy bleeding with full on cramps that make me want to curl into a ball and cry has pretty much made me homicidal and I now hate all men. I wish I were exaggerating and if it wasn't for my fertility hanging on the line for me giving this an honest shot, I would've stopped after day seven.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years · May 27, 2014

For Birth Control: “I've been on probably at least 20 different forms of birth control for one reason or another, usually due to painful cramps and heavy flow. I've noticed in the almost 2 years of taking it, my period is down to 2 days that I get 4 times a year. I get severely depressed for one day, the day I go off of them to get my period, and my cramps are not as bad as they usually were. They are now about a 6 on a 1-10 scale when they had been a 12 in the past. Overall, pretty pleased with it. I have gained about 10 lbs over 2 years but like most women have said, it's water retention. I have a very healthy libido and haven't had any spotting.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years · August 9, 2012

For Birth Control: “I've been on this pill for 3 years now. I had been taking Seasonique, but had some weight gain and mood swings so my doctor recommended Quasense. I experienced some light spotting after the first month, but nothing more. No acne, no depression, and no real weight gain. I've noticed that I retain water more than ever before, but I cut back on the sodium and increased my water intake, which is a good thing to do anyway.”

9 / 10
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Belle38309 · October 28, 2016

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I've been on Quasense for 7 weeks and 5 days and as of today I have been bleeding for 7 WEEKS STRAIGHT! I started my "period" 3 days after taking my first pill and I haven't stopped bleeding since. The first 3-4 weeks were constant heavy bleeding and then it begin to taper off(actually giving me hope). Weeks 4-6 were pretty light, brown blood here and there(but still consistent daily) throughout the day and I was even more hopeful. Week 6 the bleeding began to become heavy again.....Now here it is week 7 and I'm bleeding like I would be on my normal period! I'm OVER IT! This is STUPID!”

1 / 10
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dipsets · January 6, 2016

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I was prescribed this medication to slow down the rate of growth for my large fibriods and to reduce cramping. Here is how it has been thus far. Weeks 1-3: Very normal. no bleeding, no mood swings, no weight gain etc. Weeks 4-5: very small old blood spotting. One panty liner a day is all I needed. Weeks 6: mix of old blood and fresh blood. no cramps. Weeks 7-8: Heavy flow with very intense cramps. This is where I am currently at and I am not sure if I want to continue this medication. My cramps are more intense than when I was not on the medication. Not to mention, I've been bleeding fresh blood for three weeks straight. I want to stick it out in order to give a full analysis of this medication, but I am not sure it is worth it.”

3 / 10
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sparkle09 · March 20, 2014

For Birth Control: “I have been on this for 6 months and only have one issue with it. I gained 10 pounds after being on it for 1-2 months, but have been able to get that 10 down to 5. But no matter how healthy I eat or how much I exercise, I cannot lose that extra 5. Other than that, I have had no issues. It has not affected my mood or sex drive, and I haven't had any headaches or anything like others have mentioned. It actually cleared up acne on my chin so I have a clear face now that the dermatologist couldn't even clear up because chin acne is usually all hormonal. From what I've heard, if you had an abnormal (whether it be painful or irregular) period before trying this, you should NOT take it or it will affect you. I had a very regular period before.”

8 / 10
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ehchum · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 26, 2016

For Birth Control: “Absolutely terrible. I never had chest or back acne, now I'm covered. I had excess discharge and bled every day (not enough for period but more than spotting). I ended up with weird bumps all over my arms. My breasts swelled up and had sharp, shooting pains. After losing 20 pounds 3 years ago, I've gained 15 of it back in 2.5 months without any change in diet. My depression has been higher than it has been in a long time. I have no sex drive; how can I when I'm bleeding every day at unpredictable times? I wish I would've read these reviews before taking this medication. Do NOT take Quasense.”

1 / 10
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JMNYC · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · July 25, 2013

For Birth Control: “My doctor suggested this since it is a 91 day cycle which would help with other health issues. I've been spotting for months now and have had frequent nausea and cramps. I'm changing to Ovcon 35 and hoping that will be better.”

6 / 10
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My blanket · Taken for less than 1 month · August 7, 2014

For Endometriosis: “Currently almost the 3rd week in the first month, I noticed immediately the change, I started the pill the first Sunday after the first day of my period, it killed my period dead in its tracks, stopped all heavy bleeding, I don't feel any more cysts or deadly sharp pains. This product works as far as getting rid of the period, but the side effects are bad. I feel bipolar. I'll be so angry with life, then I'll get depressed, then I'll be lethargic for days. It's only been 3 weeks and I KNOW I have to let my body get used to these new pills, but it's hard mentally. I'm rarely happy. No sex drive. No energy. I am starting to get some of the sharp pains back, as well as throwing up after every time I eat and constantly dizzy.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · November 3, 2011

For Birth Control: “Originally I was on this pill but then later given samples of Seasonique. That was the worst mistake ever! I was on Seasonique for 9 months and had breakthrough bleeding for 8.5 months! I switched back to Quasense and ever since then I haven't had a single problem. Awesome pill!”

10 / 10
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Sileny · September 19, 2011

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I switched to this primarily due to the appeal of having only 4 periods a year and stayed on it for 3 years. Generally it was uneventful: I didn't gain weight, it had no effect (positive or negative) on my acne, my breasts stayed the same size. However, it destroyed my libido. It was so gone I thought I was asexual. It wasn't until I couldn't get my script refilled (I couldn't get an appointment that mixed in with my work schedule), so I had to get off the pill, which then led me to find out that I am not asexual and, in fact, had a libido. Another down point was the spotting I got in between periods and the effects of the period seem to have been compounded (i.e. compared to pills for monthly periods). I was sore, tired, and irritable.”

6 / 10
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Benny button · February 6, 2016

For Birth Control: “So I have been on the birth control for a month. The first 4 days I was so insanely nauseous. It would just hit at random times and be horrible. I've been having my period the entire time I've been taking it but just like a pantie liner a day is what I use. I haven't lost any sex drive. If anything it's increased! The medication overall seems great in writing but I have one concerning thing.. I'm having CRAZY mood swings. I cried the past couple nights for no reason at all and I just get super sad randomly. Or I'll just be super happy and then the next moment sad. I feel like I'm becoming depressed. But I'm just going to wait it out and hope it gets better.”

7 / 10
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beachgirlstarfish · March 22, 2016

For Birth Control: “I was put on Quasense to help with abnormal vaginal bleeding. I was on it for less than 2 months when I suffered a near fatal pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs). I am young and healthy and a non smoker... it was caused by the estrogen in the pill. Please know that although birth control is wonderful and it is commonly prescribed, it DOES come with risks. You never think it will happen to you. I am using my very scary and traumatic experience to raise awareness. If you have any symptoms of a blood clot seek emergency medical assistance immediately: Chest pain Shortness of breath Cough Anxiety Fainting Rapid heart beat Swelling or warmth in your leg or arm 900000 people will have one this year. Stoptheclot.org”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 10, 2013

For Birth Control: “I only had issues with acne and a few headaches. With the headache I would just take asprin and it went away. I would washed my face 3x a day and I still couldn't keep the break outs under control. So I am switching back to my old pills after being on these for 90 days. I had no spotting, no mood swings or any other side effects. I am 31, eat healthy, work out 4 times a week and the pills were free to me per my insurance so that's why I tried them. Hope this info helps you decide if this pill is right for you. I would still use them but at 31 acne is not a good look for me.”

8 / 10
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yaknowme · Taken for 1 to 2 years · September 25, 2016

For Birth Control: “I've been on Quasense for about a year and a half and I love it! I had breakthrough bleeding during my first pack (the first 3 months) but have not had bleeding since. My body just needed to get used to the change in hormones and not having my period every month. I did gain a little weight but that could be unrelated. Big Fan!”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · April 1, 2011

“I'm on my first cycle. I usually do not have problems with acne but with Quasense, have at least one pimple all the time. When one clears, another one shows up. I'm currently in the week with inactive pills and have noticed no new pimples this week. Also, the first month and a half was okay, but then started spotting everyday that lasted until my period came during the inactive pills, so continuous spotting for 6 weeks. Will try Trinessa next. ”

6 / 10
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Chgdhsjkakaka · January 7, 2017

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I have been taking this medicine for almost 3 months now and during this last month of the pills I have been spotting/light bleeding for a month. I took other pills before and it did not happen. I will be stopping this when I am done with this pack.”

4 / 10
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Nicolef96 · Taken for 2 to 5 years · March 31, 2016

For Birth Control: “I took quasense for about 3 years and the first two years I loved it. I have tried at least 4 birth controls (oral contraceptive form) and this one was the first to finally work for me. However, within the past year I have had some awful things happening to me and my obgyn thinks it is due to the estrogen in the pill. I had a weight gain of 7 pounds within a week & a half. During this time I was exercising & barely eating to try and get back down to my normal weight. However I only continued to gain weight. I have had so much hair loss this year & now have 4 distinct bald spots. Crazy mood swings, I've had my period for 2 months straight now, & I'm extremely tired. Today I had the IUD "skyla" inserted so I hope everything improves soon :(”

6 / 10
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RReib87 · July 25, 2015

For Endometriosis: “I have been using quasense since 2011 due to heavy periods my Urogynecologist thought it would be a good idea to switch to this birth control. I have noticed after a year I stopped getting periods despite taking that week off each month, but I was told this is normal. I am happy not to have really painful periods & don't have any complaints.”

9 / 10
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Starfish81 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 9, 2015

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I took Quasense as prescribed for less than 2 months. I had a life threatening Pulmonary Embolism. Almost all tests are complete and all specialists say it is caused by the birth control. Please be careful if you are taking hormonal birth control, please ask your Doctor to do a clot risk assessment on you and KNOW THE SYMPTOMS of DVT/PE. I went to the ER with chest pain, cough and shortness of breath. I was told if I had not gone I would be dead. Just be careful. Estrogen can increase your risk of blood clots. Know the risks, know the symptoms.”

1 / 10
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Justcuriousddt · February 21, 2016

For Birth Control: “I've been on this pill for about 3 years and recently started experiencing some spotting in between periods, even sometimes during sexual activity. I went to the doctor and she said this is normal and my body could now be rejecting it. She had me stop taking Quasense and put me on a one month pill. I eventually switched back to Quasense two months later and haven't had any more issues until recently. This month, my period was 1-2 days but I've been cramping like crazy and not bleeding. That's why I'm here on this thread reading about others experiences. Hope this helps”

7 / 10
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