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Cryselle

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1.7  Effectiveness
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RateADrug users have reported 12 Cryselle side effects and 3 Cryselle benefits.

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Effectiveness of Cryselle by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Cryselle, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 7.8% 21.9% 53.1% 9.4% 7.8%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 1.6% 92.1% 4.8% 1.6%
Blood Pressure 0% 1.6% 88.9% 4.8% 4.8%
Breathing 1.6% 4.8% 84.1% 7.9% 1.6%
Confidence 11.1% 7.9% 65.1% 9.5% 6.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3.2% 3.2% 87.3% 6.3% 0%
Digestion 3.2% 11.1% 73% 7.9% 4.8%
Emotional Well-being 14.1% 14.1% 45.3% 15.6% 10.9%
Energy 12.7% 20.6% 42.9% 11.1% 12.7%
Eyesight 1.6% 9.5% 81% 7.9% 0%
Memory 4.8% 7.9% 65.1% 15.9% 6.3%
Mental Clarity 14.3% 6.3% 66.7% 7.9% 4.8%
Pain 9.5% 9.5% 63.5% 12.7% 4.8%
Patience 14.3% 15.9% 49.2% 11.1% 9.5%
Sexual Health 10.9% 7.8% 54.7% 17.2% 9.4%
Skin Complexion 10.9% 15.6% 50% 18.8% 4.7%
Sleep 9.5% 19% 50.8% 12.7% 7.9%
Stress Level 19% 12.7% 49.2% 9.5% 9.5%
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Commonly Reported Cryselle Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Acne 50% 19.4% 11.1% 11.1% 8.3%
Allergic Reaction 96.4% 1.8% 1.8% 0% 0%
Anxiety 45.8% 29.2% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3%
Blurred Vision 62.5% 25% 8.3% 4.2% 0%
Breast Tenderness 57.1% 26.8% 5.4% 8.9% 1.8%
Breathing Difficulties 83.3% 4.2% 8.3% 0% 4.2%
Change in Sex Drive 52.7% 10.9% 20% 5.5% 10.9%
Change in Weight 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Cold Symptoms 83.3% 4.2% 4.2% 8.3% 0%
Confusion 75% 8.3% 8.3% 4.2% 4.2%
Depression 60.7% 8.2% 6.6% 11.5% 13.1%
Diarrhea 79.2% 4.2% 8.3% 4.2% 4.2%
Dizziness 75% 13.3% 8.3% 3.3% 0%
Drowsiness 50% 25% 12.5% 12.5% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 45% 10% 13.3% 16.7% 15%
Fever 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 70.8% 20.8% 0% 4.2% 4.2%
Headache 48.3% 16.7% 15% 10% 10%
High Blood Pressure 94.4% 5.6% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 62.5% 8.3% 12.5% 4.2% 12.5%
Irregular Bleeding 73.6% 9.4% 7.5% 1.9% 7.5%
Irregular Heartbeat 87.5% 0% 8.3% 4.2% 0%
Itching 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 39.3% 13.1% 13.1% 11.5% 23%
Muscle Cramping 70.8% 16.7% 8.3% 4.2% 0%
Nausea 60.7% 16.1% 12.5% 1.8% 8.9%
Sensitivity to Light 87.5% 4.2% 4.2% 0% 4.2%
Sexual Dysfunction 75% 4.2% 8.3% 8.3% 4.2%
Stomach Ache 62.5% 20.8% 16.7% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Vaginal Discharge 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Yeast Infection 76.8% 3.6% 1.8% 12.5% 5.4%
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Less Commonly Reported Cryselle Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 45.9% 35.1% 10.8% 2.7% 5.4%
Anxiety 58.3% 8.3% 13.9% 5.6% 13.9%
Back Pain 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 77.8% 11.1% 8.3% 2.8% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 88.9% 5.6% 2.8% 2.8% 0%
Cervical Cancer 98.2% 1.8% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 49.1% 29.1% 5.5% 5.5% 10.9%
Chest Pain 92.7% 7.3% 0% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 89.1% 9.1% 0% 1.8% 0%
Hair Loss 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Periods (women) 69.4% 11.1% 5.6% 5.6% 8.3%
Numbing Sensation 90.9% 5.5% 3.6% 0% 0%
Pain in Limbs 89.1% 5.5% 3.6% 0% 1.8%
Reduced Libido 70.8% 8.3% 16.7% 0% 4.2%
Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) 98.2% 0% 0% 0% 1.8%
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Episodes since taking Cryselle
Since taking Cryselle Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Heart attack 0.5%
Hospitalization 0.9%
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10 Jun 2016 I've been taking Cryselle for almost 10 years and it's the only BC I will use. I've tried others and all others cause side effects of weight gain. I ask for this to be written DAW. It helps control cramps, acne and migraines. I recall mild nausea upon starting Cryselle that ended after a few months.
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16 Mar 2016 I am very displeased. I started cryselle because my previous birth control wasn't strong enough to stop bleeding caused by endometriosis. This drug made me very sad, depressed and angry and I had a lot of mood swings. On top of all of that, I gained 14 pounds in a month. What fun.
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25 Apr 2014 I started taking Cryselle 9 years ago. After a few months my periods stopped completely and I have menstrual cramps daily. The cramps are every day but more severe when I should have my cycle. The pain is horrible and I deal with it everyday. Doctors have not been able to explain it yet but have diagnosed me with Pelvic Myalgia.
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31 Aug 2013 I've been on Cryselle since the end of May. I took one pack of pills and then started noticing really weird, UTI like symptoms. I went to the doc, got put on antibiotics. My culture was negative for nitrate/bacteria but I did have leukocytes (white blood cells) in my urine.... really weird, suggests inflammation apparently? I've had a CT scan and going to a urologist on Monday because I've had these symptoms since the end of June, after completing one pack of pills, my pain was UNBEARABLE and because I was on antibiotics (for what the doc thought was a UTI?) I stopped taking the pill for almost an entire month and started feeling better. I went back on it when I was done with my antibiotics, I've been on it now for a month and a week and I'm miserable! Is it possible that my birth control is causing what feels to me like kidney pain? I'm ready to stop taking it and see what happens.... :( I'm going to talk to my doctor and see if this is a possibility and then call my gyno and ask to switch. I always took ortho-tri or Yaz but had some bad side-effects (gallbladder failure) on YAZ, so I was switched to cryselle when I started back on the pill this year.... HELP! I feel awful!
   —Posted by Anonymous
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02 Sep 2013 Get off of it!!!! That pill is horrible!! I had many horrible side effects that I thought were other things until I stopped taking that pill. My favorite birth control pill before I got the Mirena was Lo-estrin 24. Talk to your doctor about switching ASAP!!
   —Posted by Kim
19 Aug 2013 I'm not sure why this so-called medication exists. When I take it, I feel like I have food poisoning, or the World's Worst Hangover. I throw up all day long, even if there is no food in my stomach. Since I feel so sick, I can't eat, making the nausea worse. My body aches as with a flu; I shiver, pant, and sweat. It should be banned. Oh not to mention I take BC to stop my period from coming, due to severe endemetrosis. Instead, I'm in a near constant state of bleeding. I can't imagine what this is doing to my insides. Fun.
   —Posted by Crimson Rambler
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02 Sep 2013 Hopefully you've gotten off this medication & found something else. It is horrible!! Try Lo-estrin 24, I liked that one!
   —Posted by Anonymous



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