Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Anyone else on ZARAH birth control?

Recommended Posts

Hi girls,

anyone just switch to Zarah??? I've been on Ocella for 2+ years (the generic for Yasmin) and it was great for my skin, but this month the pharmacy gave me Zarah because this is the new generic. Now I am starting to break out again! I'm going to wait it out for at least a month and see what happens, but this is so frustrating! Anyone else have the same problem?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was on Ocella also for 2 yrs and it worked wonderful. Then they switched me to Zarah because it was supposed to be the same thing. Boy were they wrong!

My acne got worse and I had terrible mood swings. I actually got depressed and suicidal. I thought at first I was crazy, but then read on different forums that I was not alone with this. I stopped the pill recently and refuse to use it. I will find something that works that doesn't make me a psycho person and something that will actually help my acne.

I read that the absorption rate is different with Zarah and that it absorbs faster. I'm not sure how it effects acne but that could explain why I had the major mood swings.

I really hope you find something that works for you. It is horrible enough dealing with acne as an adult.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes