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User Reviews for Tri-Previfem to treat Acne

Tri-Previfem has an average rating of 5.2 out of 10 from a total of 36 ratings for the treatment of Acne. 39% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 44% reported a negative effect.

Tri-Previfem Rating Summary

5.2/10 average rating

36 ratings from 36 user reviews.

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Reviews for Tri-Previfem

Skylar009 November 14, 2013

“So I went on this pill for my acne and irregular bleeding. At first, it made my skin break out somewhat more and I started to lose hope. I've had a rough time on the pill because I forget to take it daily but it's getting better. But after being on it for two months, my skin is totally clear. I have one zit and it's not big at all. I have so much more confidence now and I'm so happy that I stayed on it. If you are hunting about going on the pill for acne I highly recommend this brand. You will have side effects at first but trust me, it's definitely all worth it. ”

10 / 10
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Alyssa2012 February 27, 2013

“I LOVE this birth control. Not only is it an effective contraceptive, it helped my acne, I wasn't moody, and my sex drive was great. My periods were the normal four to five days so, if you're looking for something to shorten your periods, I'm not sure if this is the best for you. I'm currently on Sprintec because my pharmacist recommended it as the generic, but I don't like it. I can't wait to be back on Tri-Previfem!”

10 / 10
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Nycgirl9596 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 24, 2014

“I am starting my third month of this birth control and I have to say it's pretty good. My acne has decreased dramatically. I used to have a lot of cystic acne spread throughout my face and now it is decreasing. Also, my period is very light and it lasts about 3 to 4 days. I actually experienced cramps the last time I had my period on the first day but once I took two Advils I was fine. As for weight I have maintained the same way however my breasts do increase right before my period and I do feel bloated on the first day. I would recommend this if you're looking to treat your acne.”

9 / 10
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Sharonda · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 2, 2019

“This pill is the worst I have constant headaches, depression, major depression, I cry all the time and I don’t know why my period was really light for two days then it just became really heavy all of a sudden I’ve lost weight I don’t have an appetite I would not recommend anyone To take this pill”

1 / 10
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Anonymous November 18, 2011

“I didn't care for this at all. It didn't control my periods at all, I still had my 7 day long periods when other birth controls I have taken controlled it by the most 5 days, and I feel like my mood swings were severe where was scared of myself, not normal. My acne seemed to be worse than usual. I stuck myself with it for a year to see if any changes would happen and nothing changed so I swapped birth control.”

2 / 10
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Kelbell88 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 8, 2016

“I was told that birth control can take up to 3 full months to start working for acne & 4-6 months to see full results. I started to notice my skin clearing around 2.5 months. It's been almost 3.5 months now and my skin is 99% clear of active breakouts. This is the first birth control I have ever used and I have not had any negative side effects from this at all. The only reason I am not giving it a 10 is because it has not helped regulate the oil production on my face at all, but you can't win them all. Overall I am very happy with this pill and can't wait to see how my skin continues to improve.”

8 / 10
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ttttyyyy March 9, 2016

“Absolutely do NOT take this. I have never had acne and the second I started taking it my chin exploded into pimples everywhere!! Not to mention how depressed I was and the anxiety it gave me. I also had no libido whatsoever!! Definitely do NOT recommend this is horrible!!”

1 / 10
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Anonymous October 9, 2015

“I've only been on this for two weeks and my acne is a million times worse. I'm so embarrassed to go in public because it's never been this bad before. Is it normal for it to make it worse before better?? I also have not stopped bleeding since I had my period what is going on??”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 25, 2019

“I’ve been on this Tri-Previfen birth control since April and my face has never been more broken out. I have never really had bad acne but now I have it all around my mouth and it’s very painful. I have tried many face washes and cream to get rid of it but nothing has worked. I also have terrible mood swings that started when I got on pill. Definitely would not recommend at all.”

2 / 10
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Viatucf · Taken for 6 months to 1 year November 4, 2016

“I was on this birth control for at least 6 months and my acne has gotten worse. It's now evolved to big cystic pimples before and after my period and they stick around for at least two weeks at a time. Majority on my chin but I have had a couple on my forehead inbetween my eyebrows which I still have the scar. It's gotten to the point where I still have pimples from the previous break out and new ones formed right next to them. Also this medication has made my cramps worse. I have switched from the brand.”

2 / 10
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Notbabyforme · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 2, 2019

“So I started taking Tri-Previfem after I suddenly started experience intense breakouts of cystic acne that I had never experienced before. I began taking Tri-Previfem around September of 2017 and my acne has improved dramatically. They always say it takes at least 6 months for birth control to have any significant changes/improvements and I definitely experienced an improvement. My sex drive didn’t change as far as I’m aware, but I have clinical depression so that in itself is a whole other issue. But my skin in clear, my periods are always regular, and I’m baby free so would definitely recommend this birth control looking for a 2-for-1: acne prevention and birth control.”

8 / 10
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Mariyaf April 12, 2016

“Still cannot get rid of this acne. I took this for a month and my face went from having 2 pimples to a full blown breakout. Acne everywhere. Ruined my skin. I heard it gets worse before it gets better but my skin was already great so this did nothing but ruin it. Now I've been off it for almost a month and my face is slowly healing but these scars are everywhere :(. Don't take this birth control.”

1 / 10
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Octoberfest April 6, 2020

“My body is not taking this pill well thus far. I started out my BC journey with tri lo marzia which worked for about 5-6 months and then it stopped working as effectively. That's when I was upgraded to the ortho tri cyclen instead of lo, a generic called Norgee by Glenmark which was amazing! Cleared up my acne so well, I even forgot I had acne. And now I'm having a stint where I'm breaking out bad. My pharmacy now carries tri-previum, and my forehead has gotten much worse on this pill. I also have cysts on my chin, and tiny nodular bumps that are all over my forehead and now spreading down to my nose and chin area. I'm not sure whether I should stay the course of the pack. On one hand it's only been a week on this, but my acne has gotten really worse this week! On the other my body may only be freaking out bcuz it's a new thing, idk. But for now I'll keep taking it.”

6 / 10
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Laurenxo July 23, 2016

“Well I said I would be back :) I check this too much anyway! I'm now on my second month about to start my third week tomorrow. I am pretty sure my body noticed that I was going on a higher dose of estrogen because I broke out. I have been broken out around the cheeks but I just broke out on my forehead :'( the biggest thing about this medicine is the depression and even bigger the anxiety. I still have sex drive... but my anxiety is unbearable!!! I can't think straight. I can't relax even though I try. I'm staying on it obviously seeing as it hasn't even been 3 months yet and I would do just about anything to have acne not a problem. I start school in the second week of August.. please wish me luck!”

5 / 10
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megino · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 7, 2016

“Do not ever take this. I'm serious. I strongly advise you not to. My doctor lied to my face and said this wasn't causing my problems but right when I came off poof they went away..I'm telling you I had the worst anxiety and panick attacks continously for days when I got to the fourth month of taking this it literally ran my body and mind down to the ground..worst thing ever..do not take thisss!!!it literally made me feel like I was going insane not to mention the depression and all other side effects with it that I never really noticed till I put the pieces together. to ”

1 / 10
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Jen4455 December 27, 2015

“I've had a pretty good experience with this oral contraceptive since I started taking it about a year ago. I originally started taking it as both a birth control method and to help manage hormonal acne that I suffered with as a result of a previous IUD that left me with a hormonal imbalance. Since using Tri-Previfem or Tri-Estarylla (depending on what my pharmacy has at the time) my acne has become significantly better, and when something does pop up it is much easier to manage. Also, cramping during menstruation is no longer an issue for me. The only "negative" side effect I've noticed is that I'm left with "swollen" painful/sore breasts nearly every day.”

8 / 10
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chystarr · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 1, 2016

“I have been on birth control for about 15 years (I dont want kids and can't get permanent birth control because I have never had kids). Anyways...My pills I been taking for years got switched to tri-previfem two months ago and I was told by the pharmacist it was exactly the same as my old pills. The first month my breast swelled so much and hurt so bad...that lasted a few days. I also got really bad cramps..like nothing I have felt before (remind you, I have been on birth control for about 15 years). This month I noticed acne on my chin and cheek...I am 34 years old and never had more than one occasional pimple at a time on my face in my life. I will not be taking this pill any longer...hope this helps anyone looking to try it.”

3 / 10
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eve1234566 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 14, 2015

“This bc helped with acne but I also used epiduo with it. The first month was great no nausea or headaches(I'm prone to headaches). My acne was mild and this pill helped clear it up a lot, along with epiduo. The 2nd month was where all the problems started. Within 2 days of the first week I started getting headaches along with nausea and vomiting. It was awful I threw up every night while taking this. I had a headache for 4 days straight as well. I'm not even to my second week of the second month of taking this and I can't do it anymore it's not worth it for me. My hormones are crazy, I'm not use to being so emotional and crying all the time. I wanted this pill to help clear up my mild acne, but I don't care anymore, this isn't worth it.”

3 / 10
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Unanimous · Taken for less than 1 month September 2, 2015

“I've been on this birth control for only two weeks. The only positive think that's come out of it is my boobs are growing. But literally on only the second pill, I was throwing up. I take the pill at 6:30am a little after breakfast because that's literally the only time that I can because I'm so busy and by 11:00am I'm nauseous and vomiting until about 1:00 in the afternoon. More recently some days are great but others are terrible. On top of that my boyfriend and I have gotten into fights lately because of the anxiety that this pill is giving me. I'm just worried about everything lately now and it's pushing him away. The whole reason I got on this pill was for him and I to be able to have more sex but it's also killing my sex drive.”

5 / 10
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amandasw94 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 10, 2015

“The main reason I started using this medicine was because of my acne. I am on my 3rd month of this medicine and nothing. I was so hopeful that this would clear my skin up or that I would see some type of improvement by now. There is a little difference...my acne is worse at times than it was before!!! So far I am very unsatisfied with this medicine. Birth Control is my last option for treating my acne. I went to the dermatologist for years and NOTHING. This was my last hope, and I seemingly no longer have any hope for clearing my skin. The only side effect I have gotten while being on this Birth Control is that my boobs grew like 2 sizes which I personally hate. I liked having small boobs. Im giving it 3 more months then Im switching,”

5 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 13, 2016

“I am starting my 4th month on this birth control today. I was originally on aviane for 3 months but it broke my face out horribly, so my doctor switched me to this. At first the results were not good but by the end of my third month using Tri-previfem my face was clearer than it had been in months! Flawless actually. Give it time if you're using this birth control to clear up acne. By the end of month 3 I was delighted with my results!”

9 / 10
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Laurenxo June 13, 2016

“I'm on my second day. My skin was really clearing up. It has a few more pimples on it now. I'm very upset because I want my skin to be perfect before I start high school. I hope it starts to work! Will keep posted.”

6 / 10
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Lauren K. · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 16, 2016

“I am currently on the third month of this birth control, and will be ending it after the pack is finished. I originally went on this to clear my chin breakouts, which would not go away. My chin is now clear (with some scarring), but both of my cheeks have been breaking out on and off since I've started this. I would say the trade off for the clear chin is not worth it. I'm not sure if I've gained any weight, but I did experience some mild nausea. My periods were already consistent, and this did not change that. I would not recommend this to someone, unless they have very bad acne, because the initial breakout (which for me has refused to end) is probably much worse than what you are dealing with now.”

3 / 10
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mad Adam November 5, 2015

“I started taking the bc 2 weeks ago and I was very scared to start the pill. I started taking it because I was having the most irregular and painful periods ever but this pill in no way has helped. My breast are so sore I have to take medication, my face is breaking out so badly one of my relatives said the pill was "destroying my complection" and worse of all I'm experiencing cramps that are worse than I had before. Horrible headaches are keeping me from going to gymnastics practices and it's cause my anxiety to get worse (I already had pretty bad anxiety). So, acne, headaches, cramps, painful breast....wasn't this supposed to help me.”

2 / 10
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Roo776 November 29, 2016

“Originally started as a means to treat cystic acne and alleviate period cramps. Anxiety runs in my family, but I've never had it severely until I started taking this birth control. It's been three months and a few days into the fourth pack, and I've had enough. I went from someone who's never broken down about last minute assignments to someone who cries everyday for no discernible reason and can't manage even the simplest classwork. I also started off completely fine with my FWB, but now I've become dependent and paranoid even though he's one of my closest friends and I never had these issues before. It's like I'm a different person entirely, and I hate it.”

2 / 10
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