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User Reviews for Tri-Lo-Marzia to treat Acne

Tri-Lo-Marzia has an average rating of 3.8 out of 10 from a total of 24 ratings for the treatment of Acne. 25% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 63% reported a negative effect.

Tri-Lo-Marzia Rating Summary

3.8/10 average rating

24 ratings from 25 user reviews.

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Reviews for Tri-Lo-Marzia

K · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 4, 2019

“I love this birth control, the only thing I am sacrificing a little bit is a loss of sex drive as it comes and goes but as for my acne it has cleared and my periods are only 3 days long! I have no mood swings or feelings of depression and have been on this for a year. Also no weight gain!”

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Lynn · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 6, 2018

“First off, I can’t believe how relatable these comments are. I took this for my acne- it did half of the job, however I still get Cystic acne and always blamed it on what I ate! Second, the biggest issue is my SEX DRIVE. It is completely GONE. I thought it was me. I thought there was something seriously wrong with me. I lost my sex drive months ago and my boyfriend thought it was him! But I would try to explain to him it’s not, it’s me!! There’s something wrong with me because I lost it out of no where, but meanwhile I lost it about a month or two after being on this medicine and it progressively got worse. Third is my depression- I’ve become so down and introverted these last few months it’s like I’m a different person. I never want to speak to anyone and I always feel like my life is pointless - I was NEVER like that before I started taking these pills. I’m ending my package and never taking them again. I hope it doesn’t effect me long term.”

2 / 10
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Ellie · Taken for less than 1 month February 4, 2021

“I am just a few days into my initial pack, like a trial. And immediate acne like I've not had in a long time. Teenage worthy. My immediate thought is my body needs time to adjust, but after seeing reviews of women who have stuck it out for months. I'm going to stop before I really got started. Because it seems evident that for many it never got better. I'll save myself a lot of heart ache and discomfort.”

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acne sos · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 7, 2019

“I have been on this birth control for 2 months. I just started my third month and have painful and itchy pimples. My skin was acne prone but I have never itched nor hurt. But this birth control makes it soooo much worse!!! on the plus side I haven’t gotten pregnant. But maybe my pizza face is also helping as birth control. I was told to wait three months. I will update soon.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous December 9, 2019

“I originally started taking this brith control pill to help with my hormonal acne. Three weeks in and I feel insane. I am incredibly depressed, having feeling of worthlessness and in such a dark place in my mind. I feel like I don’t know who I am and I can’t control my thoughts. I cannot go a day without crying. I feel insane. Please if you are feeling this way, know that you are not alone. I have stopped taking it and I am hoping to get it out of my system soon. Can't the pharmaceutical industry make a pill that doesn't make so many women feel like rubbish and make them feel so depressed and anxious.”

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Cuoyesh · Taken for less than 1 month August 31, 2020

“I was on another birth control pill but my skin was breaking out real crazy. My ob gyne prescribed this pill to me to address my acne. I used to have clear skin but I seem to breakout on my jawline but left side of the face only, which I find odd. Now, it’s crawling down to my neck. It is unsightly but I’ve just been on it for 2nd week so I still yet have to see how it takes effect on my face. I’ll give it 3 packs. My acne weren’t cystic like before but still, they multiply. As to the mood swings, I have to say, I have been feeling low with this pill like bordering on depression and severe anxiety. I hope this will eventually go away. I hate my acne right now.”

1 / 10
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Ortho-tri-cyclen-lo-I.miss.u · Taken for less than 1 month November 3, 2019

“I'm on my first pack of Tri-Lo-Marzia. I just finished the 3 active weeks. I was switching from ortho-tri-cyclen-lo and my concerns were: * weight gain * acne * loss of sex drive * shift in mood My skin is was probably my biggest worry, but it's possible my skin looks better than it did with Ortho-Rri-Cyclen-Lo. I have not gained any weight. Really not feeling any different re: appetite/ water retention / cravings Sex drive - I did not need to worry about a decrease here. This may be the biggest issue - I always thought I already had a high sex drive, but omg, this pill is making me a little too feisty. Wondering if my hormones are adjusting. Mood... first few days I was a little road ragey, but it's possible I may have been anyway, but I felt a little different/ more unstable. That seems to have passed. Overall, still feeling like my happy, sometimes anxiety-filled self, but just a hyper-sexual version of myself.”

8 / 10
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Kit · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 3, 2020

“Tri-Lo-Marzia was my first birth control pill and I took it for 3 months. I had been getting annoying hormonal acne along my jawline and chin every month so my dermatologist suggested this. My period used to be 5 days long, but this pill made my period last 10 days and it worsened my cramps. Also my self confidence plummeted as this pill made me gain an extra 5-7 pounds. I looked and felt bloated all the time. At first I blamed it on quarantine, but as soon as I switched to a generic version of Yaz, I dropped those extra pounds within a week. My acne maybe improved a little bit, but not enough to justify longer periods and weight gain. This pill did not work for me; I do not recommend.”

2 / 10
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Ecg94259 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 20, 2019

“I switched from Orthenia to Tri-lo-Marzia. I am a very active person and I have gained 16 pounds since starting this pill and none of it will come off. The first month was awful. My back and face wouldn’t stop breaking out and I had terrible vaginal dryness. The second month things seemed to really be looking up. I lost a few pounds, the dryness went away, my back cleared up. The third month the dryness and weight came back, and my skin was super oily which it never has been before. I hoped in the fourth month everything would fade away but I just kept gaining weight and same in the fifth month regardless of food or exercise. I feel swollen from all the water weight on this pill and I’m losing energy. I don’t feel like myself and it’s made me angry and mean, or at least more angry and mean than the last pill. The three things I can say are good about this pill: my period is barely existent, my face has no acne whatsoever, and I’m not pregnant so it works I guess.”

4 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 9, 2020

“I switched to Tri-lo-Marzia from my previous pill because my acne was getting worse and this one was supposed to clear it. However, I am 3 months in now and my acne is worse than it’s ever been in my entire life. I had never gotten cystic acne, and now I have new cysts every few days that never go away. There are also a ton of pigmented pimples that are so hard to cover up. I am trying one more month to see if it will improve but from reading the other reviews it seems like there’s no hope. Not sure how this pill was FDA approved to treat acne.”

3 / 10
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Mez · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 21, 2018

“After my pharmacy switched me to this pill (insurance drama) after having my cystic acne totally under control on OrthoTricyclen Lo, I’m now a pimpled mess. I thought I had a food allergy or was stressed from switching jobs and then it hit me. I’ve been using the Tri-Lo-Marzia for two months now as I wake up EVERY day with a new cyst on my chin. They’re going in the garbage”

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Anonymous September 23, 2019

“July 2018 I got a really bad breakout that lasted forever. My first birth control (bc) because I was so embarrassed. I never saw reviews over this bc so I tried it anyways. Being on this bc my acne got a little better but never fully cleared my skin. It was still embarrassing to go out without covering it with makeup. I still broke out everywhere & had cystic acne on my jawline. Got big knots on my face & would take days - weeks to get rid of. I was very moody, would change so fast. Was overly sensitive about everything. Cried more than usual & got mad pretty easily. Usually a pretty chill person and didn’t let my emotions take over a situation but on this medication i did. Was always depressed & had horrible anxiety. I wanted to sleep everyday. Been on this for 1yr & 2m and I stayed on it because I thought it would eventually work. Finally decided to stop & I’ve been off for a week & my skin has already cleared up tremendously. Do not recommended for clearing acne.”

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Mcshizzle puff · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 18, 2018

“I started taking this birth control to clear up my acne because topical face washes and medicines weren’t working well. Tri lo Marzia pretty much cleared my skin, I still get small spots here and there and usually right after my period, but it only lasts a day or two. My periods are right on time and the bleeding is minimal and I never get cramps. Tho I didn’t really get cramps before either so I’m not sure that’s the birth control. I feel like I retain weight I gain a bit more but I’m small so I don’t gain weight that much anyway. Sometimes I get weird cravings and it’s harder to get wet before sex but that’s not so bad. Overall this has worked really well for me.”

9 / 10
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MMD July 4, 2018

“I've always had irregular periods which has caused me to have severe acne due to imbalanced hormones. This birth control cleared my skin up, BUT LET ME TELL YOU EVERYTHING ELSE WITH THIS BIRTH CONTROL HAS BEEN TERRIBLE. I used to be 105lb and always a pretty small person considering I'm only 5'2, and I started this brith control by September or maybe even October of 2017 and by November I was already at 115lb, which honestly looked good on me until it wouldn't stop! By January I was about 127lb and now it is July and I'm currently 134lb. The weight gain this medicine has made me gain is ridiculous! This medicine also made me have so many mood swings and I'd say my periods are worse, I have bloating even when I'm not near my period, and my face always feels swollen. This medicine has made my self esteem very low with the weight gain I've experienced and I've had frequent mood changes. I'm am fed up with this birth control and have an appointment to switch over ASAP.”

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WG10 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 12, 2019

“My gyno suggested this birth control to help with adenomyosis pain. Although I haven’t suffered from more serious acne in years, I appreciated the possible added benefit of clearing up my light, monthly, hormonal pimples. Fast forward less than three months on this medication and I have little red pimples all over my face, especially my cheeks, and even places I’ve never had zits, including my neck. Add in a decreased sex drive, increased anxiety and depression, and any “benefit” of less adenomyosis pain is out the window. I’ve stopped this med, requested a change of pill and will just pop Ibuprofen until I find the right treatment. Tri-Lo-Marzia is not it for me!”

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Madi · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 7, 2020

“I have been on this pill for about a year with hopes to clear my hormonal acne. It did not work at all and made me break out even more. It heightened my depression and anxiety even more than it already is. Possibly the worst birth control I’ve taken. I can’t be myself on it and thankfully am changing in the next couple weeks. The only positive was that my sex drive stayed the same and there was no weight gain. But the depression, anxiety, and acne were too much to handle.”

4 / 10
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Cici · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 24, 2019

“I LOVED this pill and wish it did not cause me to spot on my third week of the pill pack. Other than spotting everything worked great for me. I switched to yaz because of the spotting and hate it, wish I could go back and just not have the spotting.”

9 / 10
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Purlgirl · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 31, 2019

“I am a 45 year old woman. I am a single mom in a monogamous relationship and do not want another child. I was on tri-sprintec then the pharmacy changed it to tri-lo-Marzia when my insurance would not pay for tri sprintec any longer. My face has broken out terribly. I know it’s hormonal because I’m on the precipice of peri menopause but at least the tri-sprintec kept my acne in check. My self esteem has been effected and the acne actually is sore. I’m close to going to a dermatologist. Hate tri lo Marzia.”

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AngelDoves · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 29, 2019

“I've been taking Tri-lo-marzia for my hormonal acne since October 2, 2017, and this completely cleared my skin crystal clear. However, the next year I ended up having swelling in my throat, lips, hands, feet, and experienced nausea and vomiting every 3 weeks. From August-October 2018 I've been in and out of the hospital paying $300 medical bills because of the swelling. Hospital bills started adding up and I was tired of having to pay $900 hospital bills. I completely stop taking the medication October 6, 2018 because these pills aren't worth putting me in an early grave. Unfortunately, my face is back to spotting up very badly. However, it made me come to the realization that I should just stick to taking care of my skin the PROPER way instead of worrying about vanity, because vanity will end up risking your life drastically. Last but not least, to have self-love for who I am regardless if I have a "pepperoni" spotted face. I give this medicine a 10 for clearing my face.”

10 / 10
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soph · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 30, 2019

“Worst experience of my life. I had really bad acne last year and went on this pill for about three months. My skin cleared tremendously within the first two months, but that literally didn't matter anymore due to the severe depression and anxiety this pill gave me. I was a completely different person. I was always exhausted, so easily irritated, and very depressed, and I also gained a lot of weight. I would cry over the slightest things too. Once I went off of it, I immediately felt like myself again and l dropped the weight in the course of 2 months.”

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KE · Taken for less than 1 month March 5, 2018

“I was put on this for acne and my headaches and moods have been extremely awful; I have broken down so many times and the back of my head is in serious pain. When I take pain killers to help with the headaches I feel pretty fine, but man this pill is seriously getting to me and I’m gonna fight through and see how long all these symptoms will last.”

6 / 10
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Kat May 1, 2020

“I have taken this Tri-Lo-Marzia for 5 days now and I’m going to stop. I feel way too tired to function, I have no appetite and I’m nauseous, I have chills and a cough this morning, and I’ve had a hard time concentrating this week. This is affecting my ability to do my job so I’m going to stop. A lot of these posts have people on this for months and years with these kinds of symptoms. The information sheet tells you which symptoms are severe enough for you to call your doctor immediately. My symptoms fell into this category so did a lot of others who were on this for months and years. If you have any of these severe symptoms contact your doctor!”

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iHateTriLoMarzi · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 1, 2021

“I started this pill over a year ago after my insurance randomly started sending me TriLoMarzia instead of what I was already using, which is another whole messed up issue, and have stuck it out long enough. I used to have severe body acne way before starting the birth control pill, but have not had body acne really at all on trilomarzia. Instead of body acne, I gained severe cystic acne on my face. I never had cystic acne before this pill and I never had acne on my cheeks or chin before this pill. I wake up with new cystic acne every single day and there's just no way I have cystic acne from anything but this pill. My acne is huge red angry cysts covering my cheeks and chin and jawline for the last year. I never experienced depression or anxiety to the extent that I have experienced it on this pill. I am starting Yaz soon because I have read good reviews about its ability to clear up acne. Marzia pill caused dryness, a lesser sex drive, severe untreatable acne, heightened anxiety etc..”

2 / 10
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V · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 29, 2020

“I took Tri-Lo-Marzia for 10 months I have PCOS and it didn’t help my symptoms at all and I feel like it made them even worse actually my head hair falling/thinning, new body hair growing, oilier skin. Aside from that I felt extremely depressed all the time and every time I started a new pack the first week I always had raging anger. It regulated my cycle up until the last 3 months when I kept having random spotting then I finally switched pills.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 9, 2021

“Love this for acne and birth control”

10 / 10
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