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VyLibra User Reviews & Ratings

VyLibra has an average rating of 3.5 out of 10 from a total of 40 reviews on Drugs.com. 19% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 70% reported a negative experience.

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 11, 2019

For Birth Control "I’ve been on this birth control for not even a full packet and I’m already bleeding more than a normal breakthrough bleeding. I haven’t used the placebo pills yet either. This has to be one of the worst pills I’ve ever tried. I’m about 10x more moody and I want to scream constantly."

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  • anony...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 25, 2021

For Birth Control "I am just finishing my first pack of VyLibra and I don’t really have too many complaints. My acne has cleared, I actually lost weight instead of gain and my period is very light now. At first I was experiencing weird abdominal cramps but they eventually went away. The emotional sensitivity has been a little extra recently but I’m already a sensitive person so it hasn’t been bad for me. I can't really complain about it it’s been pretty good so far"

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  • Meadow
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • June 10, 2019

For Birth Control "I take this in the afternoon before I go to bed and have never gotten pregnant. It can take 3 months to have your hormones stabilize around them so don't give up too soon. Of course my emotions go crazy sometimes and I get some acne (as to be expected of a 18 year old) my hormones would be so much worse if I got pregnant. Period has shortened to 5 days instead of 7, still get bad cramps, but again have gone a few years without getting pregnant. Btw, it was called something else before it's name changed a few months ago, so VyLibra is the generic of Ortho-Cyclen. I've gotten it for FREE through Planned Parenthood even though I don't have insurance, if you don't make enough money they can cover the cost. Oh and they don't tell your parents if you are getting it for periods."

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 20, 2019

For Birth Control "Please make Vylibra contraceptive pill your last resort if you’re looking for a birth control method. I was wrongfully prescribed this medication when I should’ve been prescribed Ortho Tri Cyclen to start out and on top of that this gave me the worst anxiety/anxiety attacks I have ever had in my entire life to the point that I had to go in and get medication for the time being and I literally had to stop working until this got under control. This made me feel like I had the stomach flu for a week. Never again. I would rather have heavy painful periods than feel like this ever again"

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  • Anonymous
  • February 5, 2019

For Birth Control "I've always struggled with acne which is why I tried birth control for the first time. This is my third week on these pills and I've been breaking out with painful cysts. I've been crying for little things and have been having constant mood swings..I just hope my acne doesn't get worse and the pills will do what they were suppose to do!"

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  • Claudia
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • November 2, 2019

For Birth Control "Overall this birth control works. However the side effects are not worth the protection. I am an emotional person already but on this BC I was crying constantly. Nausea was common, especially before eating. Those two I could handle but the side effect that made this unbearable was vaginal dryness. I’m 19 and should not be suffering from that condition. It made sex painful and uncomfortable. I could usually use lube and it’d be okay but it made me even more emotional and embarrassed. I don’t recommend vylibra for that reason, but everyone reacts different."

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  • Devmoi
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • January 7, 2020

For Birth Control "I agree with the comment that said take this pill with caution. While it did its job and I did not get pregnant, VyLibra led to a slew of dangerous health concerns for me. I experienced just about every side effect listed including migraine with an aura (I’ve never had migraines in my life), swelling in my feet, nausea, vaginal dryness/itching, chest pains, memory loss, blurred vision, mood swings, and more. In the time I started taking this pill, my blood pressure raised to above average. My husband and I recently moved to a new state and because I didn’t have insurance, I went to Planned Parenthood. The doctor there was very kind and she was highly troubled that a doctor would prescribe this pill knowing heart disease/heart attacks run in my family. Just to give some insight, I’m a little overweight (about 30 pounds) but I walk 2-3 miles every day. I’m 34 and up until this point, I’ve had very few health problems, never been hospitalized or seriously ill."

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  • nxorc
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 16, 2020

For Birth Control "First time taking VyLibra birth control and I'm never going to use these pills ever again. This past week has been a NIGHTMARE. At first when I read reviews I was like, how bad can it be? But man, first 2 days were going fine, got about 1-2 pimples but thats expected. Third day I got weird leg cramping, and swollen ankles- which I iced and they went down, so whatever I just brushed it off. But the fourth day, I had arm pain, chest pain, abdominal pain, my anxiety started to go crazy. I had panic attacks at least 3 times a day and I was scared I had a blood clot somewhere in my body. 5th-6th day, I felt lightheaded and my breath was shaky, played it off as just anxiety though. Today would've been my full week, but I went to urgent care because I was so scared and my chest was in pain. Nothing wrong thankfully but they advised me to stay off the pills. I'm now feeling a lot better, but these pills are honestly the worst."

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  • Cici
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 28, 2021

For Birth Control "I started it about a month ago I got it for my acne and because I was hoping it would make my boobs bigger LOL I don’t really suffer from severe acne but sometimes I have a break out so I figured it would be OK. Of course adjusting to the high hormones has made me break out nothing too bad. I do get nauseous here in there with diarrhea and definite mood swings more irritable. My feet do swell. But I just started taking cinnamon pills for blood circulation so hopefully that helps. Overall my body is still adjusting so I don’t have a full review but as time is going by I’m getting used to it and it’s not so bad and yes it did plump up my boobs."

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  • petph...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • January 7, 2023

For Birth Control "i've been taking this for about a month now as it's my first pill. i've taken it every day at the exact same time and all the pregnancy tests i've taken have been negative. the pros of vylibra have to be (personally) increase in breast tissue. the cons are it's made me more moody than i normally am (i'm bipolar), i've seen an increase in acne when i've never had it on my face before, it's made me breakout on my butt, i've gained about 5lbs since starting it, my libido has definitely dropped, and when i skipped my period i still had spotting. it's also made me more sensitive to smells, i'm either constipated or it's lava, and finally my entire body just stinks. like i had to switch to a stronger deodorant and i used one that's supposed to protect me from smelling for 72 hours and it works for 8. despite all the negative side effects, i like it for now. i like not spending money on feminine napkins, plan b's, condoms, and i love not worrying about being pregnant. id try a new one though."

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  • Samkh
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 4, 2019

For Birth Control "Please take with caution. I started this brand due to Ortho being discontinued and it’s given me full on panic attacks and anxiety. It’s gotten to a point that I’m picking unnecessary fights and getting super emotional over NOTHING. I have bad chest pains and I’m only on my 3rd pack. I don’t know if I can wait any longer for my body to adjust because it’s really starting to affect my relationships with my husband and family. I hope another brand can change this."

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  • 39Out...
  • October 23, 2021

For Birth Control "This was prescribed as a substitute of Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo (which has been discontinued) and I’m not as happy with it as I was with Ortho. My breakouts have actually increased compared to not being on birth control at all. My biggest complaint is that my normal scent “down there” has changed drastically to the point of extreme embarrassment during intimacy. I even stopped the Tri Vylibra for a month, and the embarrassing odor disappeared, only to reappear when I started back on Tri Vylibra the following month. This embarrassing odor never went away, even after taking the Tri Vylibra multiple months in a row and ONLY disappeared when I discontinued it for a month!"

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  • nsS
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • September 17, 2021

For Birth Control "WHY IS THIS EVEN ON THE MARKET?! I unknowingly switched to this after taking Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo for most of my adult life (I'm 28), but apparently they stopped making that and I didn't even realize my pharmacist was giving me something different. I wish that I had noticed the switch and had read the reviews before taking these because I have had HORRIBLE issues ever since I started these pills almost a year ago. I had no idea what was going on with me, but last week I put two and two together and realized it was from these pills! I stopped taking these pills about a week ago and I already feel better than I've felt in almost a year. My side effects were EXTREME anxiety with chest pain, CONSTANT CHRONIC YEAST INFECTIONS, low sex drive, vaginal dryness, hair loss, and extreme fatigue. DO NOT TAKE THESE HORRIBLE PILLS!"

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  • Anonymous
  • April 19, 2019

For Birth Control "This is the worst birth control I have ever been on; tomorrow I am getting something else from my doctor. Aside from already suffering from pretty bad general anxiety, this has made things out of this world terrible. I have been really stressed with life but I have never really dealt with full on panic attacks before this pill. I had 4-5 within the matter of a week and I know it’s the birth control. I have been so nauseous even water makes me wanna gag. I feel like a nut case because I can only go a couple hours without crying a day. Definitely would rather just wear a condom and deal with cramps over this rubbish. The only reason I went on this was due to the fact that Ortho Tri Cyclen was discontinued. I might just go back to the depo shot since Ortho was the only thing that worked for me. I have only been on this pill for one month and it has been completely awful I had to quit my new job bc I would just start breaking down and freaking out every hour."

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  • Anony...
  • November 7, 2020

For Birth Control "before I started taking Tri-vylibra, I was on the mini-pill which made me super depressed and gave me bad anxiety. It also broke me out and gave me my period twice a month. I switched to Tri-Vylibra a little over a month ago. So far, I have had absolutely no weight gain, my skin is starting to clear up, and I am back to being happy. Also, I got my period two days after I started the reminder pills and it was very light. I usually have bad cramps, and this time I only had cramps on the first day of my period, but they were very minimal. I highly recommend this birth control."

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  • Anotg...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 2, 2022

For Birth Control "This pill gave me anxiety and made my acne worse. I tried taking it consistently for three months and had migraines with auras and lots of cystic acne. I also had vaginal odor. I stopped taking it for two months and it all went away. Then I started it again and only a week in, all of the symptoms are back. Never taking it again."

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  • Liz
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • April 22, 2020

For Birth Control "I took Ortho-Tri Cyclen for years and loved it... until it stopped working. From then on I have jumped from birth control to birth control trying to find one that actually works for me. I have too much estrogen and struggle with acne, unnecessary moodiness, and depression. Tri-VyLibra seemed to be working just fine until I started having terrible chest pain. I have never had chest pain in my life until I took this birth control. I would not recommend taking it!"

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 30, 2022

For Birth Control "I have tired a few different birth controls throughout my life; depo shot and Nexplanon. Both made me spot between periods, bleed for months straight, gain weight, and develop horrible hormonal acne. I decided to switch the the pill just in case I had bad side effects and also for acne. I’ve been taking it for 5 months now, and this is the only birth control that hasn’t given me horrible side effects. My periods are really stable and around the same time every month. Better yet, my acne is finally getting better."

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  • MN CA...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • August 16, 2022

For Birth Control "I'm in my late twenties, I've lived in a lot of different environments, and after years of trial and error, I finally found something that works for me. I tried different contraceptives, treatments, and eating a "clean" diet while not taking birth control; the only thing that cleared my hormonal acne was VyLibra. While other contraceptives worked, for the most part, I was on edge all the time and constantly agitated. I was a monster ready to rampage--seriously. I switched to VyLibra as a last resort and it completely cleared my acne, helped with my mood swings, and my hormones have balanced. I haven't experienced any negative side effects and I've been using it for 6 months already. I am definitely going to be sticking with this."

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  • Alo
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 30, 2021

For Birth Control "First time being on birth control and to be quite honest it is not for me! VyLibra has made it so hard on me and I haven't taken it for more than a month. It's given me hemorrhaging. When I tell you I have to be in the bathroom practically the whole day cause the blood clots are just gushing out every 5-10 minutes. I also never ever get cramps and for sure this gave me them. I am uncomfortable and I wish I never took anything to begin with."

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  • Jay
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 15, 2021

For Birth Control "I do not recommend. This has made me extremely nauseous. I take this pill at night and it’s so hard sleeping because my tummy is constantly hurting. It makes me not wanna eat because I’m so scared of throwing up. I’ve lost so much weight on this pill. It also hasn’t been doing a good job of clearing my acne. I been on this pill for 3 months. It’s also made me very depressed."

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  • BBano
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • March 10, 2021

For Birth Control "I wish I would’ve read reviews before taking this. I never had any issues with depression before, I woke up sad everyday. I felt so anxious and paranoid. I’ve lost at least 20 pounds because of the depression. I’ll probably never use birth control again. I’ve been off of it for about three weeks now and I finally feel back to normal."

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  • Cee
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 10, 2020

For Birth Control "This birth control is HORRIBLE!!! I have been on it for about a month and a few days and my blood pressure has SKY ROCKETED. It has gotten as high as 158/115. I am only 26 and I weigh about 135 lbs so this blood pressure is extremely abnormal for me. Would never ever recommend this to anyone."

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  • Doe
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 28, 2020

For Birth Control "I used this birth control pill VyLibra for 2 months. I spotted for a couple weeks during the first pack but that went away and I was having cramps every day. Then when I started the second pack I had constant pelvic pain, it was so bad that it hurt to the touch and would hurt when I’d do anything like laugh or cough. I also had really bad breast tenderness and nipple pain. I stopped it a couple weeks ago and my pelvic pain and cramps are gone, however I’m still having some breast tenderness. I didn’t get pregnant though."

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  • Maddie
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 2, 2020

For Birth Control "This birth control Tri Vylibra pill gave me MORE acne. I had an allergic reaction to the IUD so I switched to this. It was a huge plus that this was supposed to help make my acne go away, but it did the exact opposite. At the exact same time every month I would get extremely painful cysts on my face, even though I had never had cystic acne before. On top of that, I got smaller, equally painful pimples on my jaw and forehead. I did some googling and a few articles I read said it might get worse before it gets better, but it should improve after 3 months. At the end of month 4, I gave up and switched to Junel. Within a week my acne disappeared. Tri Vylibra works well for a lot of women, but it just didn’t work out for me. I didn’t get pregnant though!"

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