UPDATE: Pfizer just recalled Lo/Ovral and its generic equivalent (as of Feb. 3, 2012). Apparently they put the placebos in with the main pills, causing women who take 3 placebo pills in a row to potentially become pregnant.
Birth control pills vary and so do birth control side effects. Some pills cause irregular bleeding, weight gain, dizziness, shortness of breath among many other side effects.

As much as birth control pills vary, so do the individual experiences of women. While one type of birth control may do wonders for one woman, it may cause another to be sick.

If your doctor has prescribed a pill for you, it is probably the best one. However, it may be a good idea to check out what side effects other women have on the same pill.

Sometimes a generic version of a pill may even cause different side effects than the brand name. Sometimes you may be taking a pill for months with no problems but the manufacturer makes a small change and now you are having crazy side effects!

Having some strange side effects from birth control pills?

Many women have side effects that they were not anticipating when they starting taking birth control pills.

Are you having irregular bleeding?

Are you dizzy from birth control?

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Birth Control NamePill Information
User Comments
AlesseAlesse, Aviane, Enpresse, Lessina, Levlen, Levlite, Levora, Lutera, Lybrel,
Nordette, Portia, Sron...Side Effects of Alesse
74
BeYazExamples include BeYaz and Safyral Generic Name: Ethynodiol/Ethinyl Estradiol (e-thye-noe-DYE-...Side Effects of BeYaz 7
Brevicon Aranelle, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Genora 1/35, Jenest, Junel 1.5/30, Junel Fe...Side Effects of Brevicon
6
Demulen 1/50Examples include Demulen and Zovia Generic Name: Ethynodiol/Ethinyl Estradiol (e-thye-noe-DYE...Side Effects of Demulen 1/50
3
Depo-ProveraDepo-Provera Generic Name: (me drox' ee proe jes' te rone) Depo-Provera is a long-acting co...Side Effects of Depo-Provera
7
DesogenApri, Cesia, Cyclessa, Desogen, Kariva, Mircette, Ortho-Cept, Reclipsen, Solia, Velivet Generic Na...Side Effects of Desogen
14
Estrostep® Fe Aranelle, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Genora 1/35, Jenest, Junel 1.5/30, Junel Fe ...Side Effects of Estrostep® Fe
0
GeneressAccording to the Generess webpage (https://www.generess.com): "Generess® Fe is a low-dose bi...Side Effects of Generess
5
Jenest Aranelle, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Genora 1/35, Jenest, Junel 1.5/30, Junel Fe...Side Effects of Jenest
2
JolessaJolessa and Seasonale Generic Name: Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets...Side Effects of Jolessa
5
Kariva Apri, Cesia, Cyclessa, Desogen, Kariva, Mircette, Ortho-Cept, Reclipsen, Solia, Velivet Generic...Side Effects of Kariva
0
Levlite Alesse, Aviane, Enpresse, Lessina, Levlen, Levlite, Levora, Lutera, Lybrel,
Nordette, Portia, Sro...Side Effects of Levlite
2
Lo/OvralLo/Ovral and Ogestrel Generic Name: Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (no...Side Effects of Lo/Ovral
11
Loestrin 24 FeLoestrin 1/20 and Ovcon 35 Generic Name: Norethindrone/Ethinyl Estradiol (nor-...Side Effects of Loestrin 24 Fe 39
LogynonLogynon contains Ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel. ...Side Effects of Logynon
0
Lybrel Lybrel Generic Name: Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets 28-Day Pack (Continuous) (lee-vo...Side Effects of Lybrel
22
Mircette Apri, Cesia, Cyclessa, Desogen, Kariva, Mircette, Ortho-Cept, Reclipsen, Solia, Velivet Generic Na...Side Effects of Mircette
6
Modicon Aranelle, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Genora 1/35, Jenest, Junel 1.5/30, Junel Fe...Side Effects of Modicon
1
Natazia Natazia Generic Name:estradiol valerate and estradiol valerate/dienogest...Side Effects of Natazia
6
Necon Aranelle, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Genora 1/35, Jenest, Junel 1.5/30, Junel Fe...Side Effects of Necon
25
Norinyl Norinyl 1 + 50 and Ortho-Novum 1/50 Generic Name: Mestranol/Norethindrone (MES...Side Effects of Norinyl 1
Ortho-CeptDesogen and Ortho-Cept Generic Name: Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol (des-oh-JES...Side Effects of Ortho-Cept 5
Ortho-NovumAranelle, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Genora 1/35, Jenest, Junel 1.5/30, Junel Fe...Side Effects of Ortho-Novum 2
Ortho-Novum 1/50Aranelle, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Genora 1/35, Jenest, Junel 1.5/30, Junel Fe...Side Effects of Ortho-Novum 1/50 0
Ortho-Novum 10/11Aranelle, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Genora 1/35, Jenest, Junel 1.5/30, Junel Fe...Side Effects of Ortho-Novum 10/11 0
Ortho-Tri-CyclenMononessa, Ortho Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, Previfem, Sprintec, Tri-Previfem, T...Side Effects of Ortho-Tri-Cyclen 29
OvconLoestrin 1/20 and Ovcon 35 Generic Name: Norethindrone/Ethinyl Estradiol (no...Side Effects of Ovcon 0
OvralCryselle 28, Lo/Ovral-28, Low-Ogestrel-28, Ogestrel-28 Generic Name: ethinyl estradiol and norges...Side Effects of Ovral 1
QuasenseJolessa, Quasense, Seasonale, Seasonique Generic Name: ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel (exte...Side Effects of Quasense 13
Safyral BeYaz and Safyral Generic Name: Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol/Levomefolate Ca...Side Effects of Safyral 6
SeasonaleJolessa and Seasonale Generic Name: Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets 91-Day Pack (LEE-vo...Side Effects of Seasonale 11
Seasonique Seasonique Generic Name: Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets and
Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets...Side Effects of Seasonique
27
Tri-NorinylAranelle, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Genora 1/35, Jenest, Junel 1.5/30, Junel Fe...Side Effects of Tri-Norinyl 0
VesturaVestura is a generic form of Yaz. Please share your Vestura side effects below....Side Effects of Vestura 2
YasminYasmin, Yaz Generic Name: drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (dro SPY re nown, ETH in il, ESS t...Side Effects of Yasmin 29
YazGeneric Name: drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (dro SPY re nown, ETH in il, ESS tra dy ol ) Ya...Side Effects of Yaz 76
ZoviaKelnor, Zovia 1/35, Zovia 1/50 Generic Name: ethinyl estradiol and ethynodiol diacetate (ETH in i...Side Effects of Zovia 15