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User Reviews for Nortrel 0.5/35

Nortrel 0.5/35 has an average rating of 5.6 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings on Drugs.com. 38% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 25% reported a negative experience.

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Birth Control  
5.6
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Dey · Taken for 5 to 10 years · July 12, 2019

For Birth Control "I have been taking nortrel for 6 years and have been the first contraceptive pills I have ever tried. I am 30 years old and have not had any problem or side effects. No weight gain at all. Probably the only thing would be a lighter period lasting 3 days but I won’t complain about that."

10 / 10
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AJL · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 28, 2020

For Birth Control "Today marks 4 months on birth control. My body has not felt the same since the day I started taking it. I no longer have cramps on my periods, that last up to 2 weeks now. Although I do not have cramps during my period, the newly formed ovarian cysts cramp me up a bit. Also the constant bloating and digestion pains aren't the best. There is a pro, I'm not pregnant.. that I know of. I've found that constantly chugging cranberry juice while downing ibuprophen has helped with my unwanted cramps in my uterus."

3 / 10
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Great for me · Taken for 5 to 10 years · January 5, 2022

For Birth Control "I've been in pharmacy for 17 years. I know the ins and outs of BC. Just because it is the same active ingredient doesnt mean it will react in your body the same. Every body is different and every medication is different. I personally have been using the nortrel for many many years. They switched me to Necon and nope not having it. Your body will react to something it's not used to. So if you start on one and they switch you to a different generic chances are your body won't like it. I've had triphasic, biphasic and other monophasic pills. I went back to my Nortrel tried and true. I skip placebos. Never any breakthrough bleeding. Periods are super short. No moodiness. I have anxiety in general and this does not bother me at all. Cleared my acne. The tri phasic ones I had made me PSYCHO. It is true hormones affect everyone differently. Don't be scared by the reviews. Try it and if it doesn't work - switch it. Simple as that."

10 / 10
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caRameLsensaShun · February 18, 2009

For Acne "The doctor recommended Nortrel. She told me to give it about a month to start working. I have been using this for a week and my skin is so clear and glowing again. It may be working fast because I don't have bad skin. It's great."

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Just to let you know:) · Taken for 1 to 2 years · May 7, 2020

For Birth Control "When I first started this pill I was spotting for a good month I would say which is to be expected because my body was getting used to it. Mind you, I started this when I was 13. This birth control really helped my acne a lot and I was someone that used to be very acne prone. Over the past two years of taking the pill my skin got better but it also got a little bit drier. I also noticed that my weight went from 145-170 over the past 2 years which I feel like was for the birth control. This also made me very emotional!"

8 / 10
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DelilaWCrescentine · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · July 28, 2015

For Birth Control "I started taking the pill when I was 17 and began with Tri-sprintec. I loved it, but after a few years I started randomly spotting so my doctor switched me to Nortrel because it had higher levels of estrogen. I am now 21 and have been taking this pill for about 8 months and the experience has been awful. I have gained a ton of weight without changing my eating or exercising habits, have been getting horrible migraines, even though I had never experienced one until this pill, have been getting petechiae everywhere, and scary mood swings. "

4 / 10
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bem · Taken for 1 to 6 months · November 2, 2021

For Birth Control "Honestly it’s a great birthcontrol. I’ve been taking nortel for 3 months for my acne and cramps and neither have been fixed but I may need to be on it longer. I have became extremely emotional and would cry all the time over dumb stuff. also if it made me even more emotional I’d feel the need to vomit because it was so bad. I don’t recommend if you are currently depressed however it may make you depressed if there is stuff going on in your life."

5 / 10
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Kae · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 16, 2018

For Birth Control "100% DO NOT RECOMMEND! 2 years ago I struggled with acne and it cleared up but recently started coming back. I visited the doctor to look into birth control pills to regulate my period and also help my acne. I've been on the pill for about 2 months now and it has made me gain 10 pounds and I went from having small whiteheads here and there to massive cystic acne clustered on my cheeks and forehead. This pill has also caused me to suffer severe anxiety which I have not experienced before. I am definitely switching to a different birth control."

1 / 10
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Migraines · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 21, 2018

For Birth Control "I loved this medication for a while before I made the connection that it’s causing me HORRIBLE frequent, 3-day migraines. Aside from the migraines, it did better than my previous meds which caused acne. I was thrilled to get rid of the acne and my periods are spotting at best. Sad to learn this is causing the migraines and I’m switching to new pills today."

4 / 10
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