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User Reviews for Lyza

Lyza has an average rating of 5.6 out of 10 from a total of 92 ratings on Drugs.com. 37% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 30% reported a negative effect.

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Birth Control  
5.9
82 reviews 340 medications
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding  
2.1
10 reviews 102 medications
Summary of Lyza reviews 5.6 92 reviews

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Reviews for Lyza

Bitty16 July 29, 2014

For Birth Control: “So I have been taking Lyza for 5 months now. If I am 1hour or more late on taking my pill then I will automatically start a bleeding cycle for 5 days at least. I have no clue when my period actually is anymore. I also have had a 15 pound weight gain. I have also been losing hair, been depressed, and other odd things. I do not like this birth control at all, does not work well with my body.”

4 / 10
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Gloria8888 January 4, 2017

For Birth Control: “If you want to bleed constantly, heavily, and unexpectedly, this is a great pill for you! You also get the bonus of horrible bloating, quick and noticeable weight gain ( I gained 15 pounds in 2 months, and I have an excellent diet). I can't have sex with my boyfriend because I am ALWAYS bleeding. So I feel low self esteem because I can't be intimate with the man I love, which makes me feel insanely sexually frustrated. This is a horrible birth control option. I took it at exactly 12 noon every day and never missed. I had a total mental breakdown this morning because I realized I have been bleeding for about a month and a half and I am fatter than I have ever been in my life.”

1 / 10
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kpugs March 22, 2016

For Birth Control: “I'm not gonna go into detail because it would take too long. My periods and body have been all messed up for years. Normally I would have 10 day periods with excruciating cramps. Tried all different kinds of birth control to help with it. Nothing worked.....I have been on lyza for 4 weeks now. I'm just taking it continuously. At first I had a period that was 7 days long...I kept taking it even through my period. I just finished week 4 with no spotting or side effects so far! No blood, no period symptoms, no acne, no nothing!! I am beyond happy. I hope to keep taking them every day and not have a period. So far so good! My goal is to not have periods anymore because I'm sick of them and they cause more problems than they should.”

10 / 10
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MNnicegirl · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 16, 2017

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I have been taking Lyza since December 5th, 2016. I have had vaginal bleeding since December 7th, 2017. Yes, that is 71 days straight! I have not had any other side effects from this pill but the bleeding is enough to do me in. I keep waiting to see if it will even out but again this week it is heavier then just spotting and showing no signs of slowing down. I have high blood pressure which is why I am on this pill but I don't think I can keep taking it much longer. So frustrated!!!!”

5 / 10
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Net April 4, 2019

For Birth Control: “Okay, so I usually don't give reviews on stuff like this but I felt it was necessary because of so many bad reviews on here for this drug. Before I started taking it I got really scared after reading these reviews but decided to start it anyway because I have tried so many other things with terrible side effects. Of course, Lyza birth control (BC) is not for everyone but for me it has been amazing! I have had NO issues with it besides my breasts are a little more tender than normal about a week before my period. I have really struggled with BC and this is the first one I can take without feeling terrible. My advice if you're considering taking this... try it. It may not work for you and that's ok but if you've tired so many other things like I had then this one may be your ticket. I felt like I had seriously tried everything else. After 15 years with struggling with birth control this one is finally my answer.”

9 / 10
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Mandy J · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2014

For Birth Control: “I've been on Lyza for a month. I've had one period since then and although I didn't have horrifically heavy flow the first 2-3 days (part of the reason I wanted to be on birth control again), my period was a little longer. I have less appetite, which I guess is OK. I had less horribly painful cramps, it didn't wake me up in the middle of the night like it usually does. A little breast tenderness. I had really bad headaches for a long time and this seems to have helped. I was prescribed this particular one because combined pills make me nauseous. Seems OK thus far.”

9 / 10
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Peach · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 7, 2020

For Birth Control: “I've been using this for 2 years and I have no issues. My period comes exactly in 28 days and I didn't experience much side effects IMO maybe only a decrease in libido but it may not be due to the bc. I've stopped having acne as well”

10 / 10
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Calitatted · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 10, 2017

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I use to have the mirena for 3 years but during the 3rd year I started having side effects so I got the Lyza pill because I have migraines. I started in October 2016 and I'm always bleeding I'll stop bleeding for a week and then start bleeding again my cramps are worse I get really depressed idk what to do - I don't want kids right now I'm married ”

4 / 10
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25yo · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 26, 2016

For Birth Control: “I have been on Lyza for 6 months. I got my period the first month after beginning, and have not seen it since. I was not having any side effects until recently I have been having very tender breasts, mood swings, and bloating. I have taken two home pregnancy tests and both came up negative. I have gained 5 pounds since beginning Lyza and I do like it, but not menstruating is scary, especially when other symptoms begin to show up, similar to pregnancy side effects.”

8 / 10
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xo.shortyy April 13, 2017

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “So I was given Lyza because of my migraines. Long story short as soon as i started taking it I've had problems. My migraines seem even worse. It made me really moody & depressed. Not to mention never having a break from my period if I'm lucky I get 5 days off at the most other than that I'm always on my period. I definitely would not recommend!”

1 / 10
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Kat1089 May 27, 2016

For Birth Control: “I was put on Lyza at Planned Parenthood because of my history of migraines. Overall, I've had a good experience on Lyza. I sometimes have spotting between periods, but now after about a year, I only get a period every 3 months or so. At first this kind of freaked me out, and I take a pregnancy test if it's been about 60 days since my last period. Sometimes I get very tender breasts as well. Those are really my only complaints about this medication. There are no other side effects I've noticed, skin is fine, and mood is pretty evened out. My periods are generally less heavy than they were before, which I also appreciate.”

9 / 10
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Marie_D November 3, 2016

For Birth Control: “It's probably the best birth control I've taken so far! When I first started using bc, my doctor had put me on the standard combination pill (hormone with estrogen) and I had to be taken off it because it was giving me high blood pressure, that and along with a family history of high blood pressure. They suggested I start taking Lyza which is also known as a "mini" pill or "pop" since it only has the hormone present in it. I've been taking it for little over 2yrs. now and I have to say it's been great. I haven't had any major symptoms at all. My periods are practically nonexistent at this point and very irregular, which might be a little scary for some women who are not use to taking the pill.”

9 / 10
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tamip February 10, 2016

For Birth Control: “I've been on Lyza for 13 months and my period is so irregular. I once didn't get it for 2 months and every month it never comes at the same time, and I take the pill at the same time every single day. I don't have any other side effects. I wish I could just take an estrogen pill again because everything was fine when I took that!!!!”

6 / 10
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3rd Try With Birth Control · Taken for less than 1 month May 4, 2016

For Birth Control: “I had just about given up on ever thinking I could be on a hormonal form of contraception. I had tried two other forms of birth control in the past, the first being Yaz which was the WORST thing ever. I swore off birth control for years thinking my body just couldn't handle it. I recently went back to my OBGYN just to see if there were ANY other last resort options for pills. She recomended Lyza becuase its low hormones, and I was hesitant at first but gave it a go. I have been on Lyza for almost a month now, I have had almost no spotting, no mood swings, no headaches, no troubles with blood clots/wheezing, nothing like my other experiences! Thank you Lyza!!! You literally saved the day, and hopefully everything continues to be awesome!”

10 / 10
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Jess sw November 10, 2017

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I have been on the Lyza mini-pill for a year and a half now. If you are like me and are bleeding way more often than your not DO NOT listen to your doctor. I bleed for 3-5 weeks and then I will get a week (maybe 2) if I'm lucky of no bleeding. I am constantly bloated and severely crampy. All I can do is lay with a heating pad to get some relief. And when I say bleeding....I mean HEAVY from start to finish. I use at least 3 super size tampons a day because I bleed through them. My doctor however says its "normal". Idk what the hell their definition of normal is but this is NOT it!”

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Bleeding for 14 days · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 15, 2017

For Birth Control: “I started taking Lyza because of my high blood pressure. I have been taking it now for 3 months. Everything was normal until this month. Normally, my cycle would last about 4 to 5 days with little to no cramps or bloating. I'm in my 3rd month and I have been bleeding for 14 days straight. This is not normal for me. I can do 7, but 14 days is to long. What is wrong with this pill?”

4 / 10
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Lisa Marie85 January 9, 2016

For Birth Control: “I've been on this medication for almost 13 months. My OB/GYN thought this was a good fit for me being that I'm a nursing mom. I am back down to my pre pregnancy weight, no acne issues like others have experienced and no mood changes as I did with the Depo Shot. All in all my experiences have been good and positive but each person is different.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 11, 2017

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I hate this pill I won't get pregnant because I won't stop bleeding to even have sex this is a headache. I have been bleeding light to med for about 2 weeks this has been happening for a very long time I be happy if I can go 5 days w/o blood don't take this pill if you can help it”

2 / 10
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Shaugherry July 8, 2017

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “This is the worst pill. First time I started taking these pills when I got my period I bled for 12 days straight, then months after that, I bled like normal probably a bit heavier than normal , the nurse told me when taking this pill your period will be light to no period some months, I have yet to see a light period. A few more months pass by then I started to gain weight and I mean a lot of weight it started coming on really fast I gained about 30 pounds in 8 months and there wasn't much pain, slight cramps and I was very moody and had increased libido I hardly got headaches but I was really bloated every single month like excessive gas every single month it was terrible until like three days ago I decided that enough was enough and stopped taking them”

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Ana · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 3, 2018

For Birth Control: “This stuff needs to be removed from the market! It’s so harmful and ages you fast!! I have dark racoon eyes, and dark marks all over my neck. Shortness of breath Horrible mood swings Horrible acne Enlarged poors And hair loss. Avoid this like THE PLAGUE!”

1 / 10
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KJJJJ November 11, 2015

For Birth Control: “I ran out of options for bc since I was so affected by estrogen. My gyno put me on this and I hated it at first. The first 6 months I had so much break through and long lasting periods and I thought my pms symptoms were prolonged longer than normal. My gyno had told me to try it for 4-6 months so I figured I would at least stick it out that long. With each month my periods got a little longer spaced out. On the 6th month I got my period and since then I haven't gotten it again. And I know I'm not pregnant. So I've been sticking with taking it every day, I have no symptoms, and no period. I love it! It's been 6 months now since my last period. I would highly recommend it to friends, but be patient at the beginning.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous January 8, 2016

For Birth Control: “I was on this pill a year and a half ago, I had no insurance at the time so I went to planned parenthood and they put me on this due to migraines. Biggest mistake ever. I have never in my life had breakouts, once I was on this pill I broke out every single day. I tried giving it 6 months to see if it was from being new to my body and it only got worse. I finally got off of it and my face got better, but it took 3 months. I'm on skyla now, but ever since that pill my face has never been the same.”

1 / 10
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jlav34 April 29, 2016

For Birth Control: “My OB/GYN placed me on this pill because I was at risk for a stroke while being on estrogen birth controls. I have been taking this medication for 2 months with no side effects: migraines have stopped, no acne, no mood swings, no weight gain, no spotting, and sex drive is still intact. The first month of taking this pill my period was extremely light (almost nonexistant) and lasted only two days. This month I didn't have a period and took a pregnancy test, it was negative. I read reviews that this is normal while taking this pill... Not sure if I like this factor? All in all, i'm pretty pleased with this birth control. Please note that this is a progestin only pill and it is important to take at it at the same time daily.”

9 / 10
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Renee23 September 22, 2015

For Birth Control: “I've been on Lyza for just about 4 months and I haven't any issues up until recently. No weight gain, no cravings, no lack of sex drive, no moodiness, just spotting. I have also never had a pimple in my life and have had one or two now. I was on Ortho-Cycln for 16 yrs with no issues but had to switch to this one because of age and my history of migraines. I'll take the spotting over everything else. And it beats getting pregnant!”

8 / 10
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Betsieboop · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2017

For Birth Control: “I'm so glad I've finally found birth control that works for me. I can't do combination birth control pills at all because of it's negative side effects. It's been pretty great so far. Nothing has changed about my weight, I've actually started loosing a few pounds, but I am more active. I started it on the first day of my period and since then, I have had some spotting, but doesn't bother me. My next period on this pill was extremely light. My periods are usually heavy but it is a plus not to waste money on tampons anymore! Only downside is I do notice a few more acne breakouts at time, but it's better than having pregnancy scares! It's also great on that aspect, we only use this as birth control and I haven't gotten pregnant so :)”

10 / 10
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