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Larissia Review

Larissia is a hormonal birth control drug. The contraception is provided by a suppression of ovulation. Moreover, the cervical secretion increase contributes to the impossibility for spermatozoa to penetrate into the uterine cavity.


Indications for use

Oral contraception is carried out by means of Larissia, a birth control drug containing ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel.

Mechanism of action

Various factors contribute to providing a contraceptive effect. The most significant are proved to be a suppression of ovulation and a change in the cervical mucus viscosity.

Additionally to birth control уааусе, combined oral contraceptives have some зерук benefit effects. The periods become more regular and less painful. One more effect lies in the intensity of the decrease in bleeding. As a result, the rate of iron deficiency anemia diagnosis is reduced.

Mode of application and dosage

Larissia should be taken on a daily basis independently on the meal. The same time regimen should be followed. The tablets are taken as a long-lasting regimen. One tablet per day should be taken in a raw for 28 days. Menstruation usually starts during the reception of the placebo pills.


Larissia should not be used in the presence of the following health conditions:

  • hypersensitivity to any of the drug’s components;
  • presence of thromboses (venous and arterial) presently diagnosed or in the medical history (eg deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disorders);
  • conditions preceding thrombosis (eg, transient ischemic attacks, angina pectoris);
  • diabetes mellitus or some diabetic disorders;
  • severe or multiple risk factors for venous or arterial thrombosis;
  • severe forms of liver disease;
  • liver tumors (benign or malignant);
  • diagnosed or suspected hormone-dependent malignant diseases (eg genitals or mammary glands);
  • vaginal bleeding of unclear etiology;
  • pregnancy.

Side effects

The following side effects of Larissia were described in women applying this birth control drug, but their relationship with the drug was neither confirmed nor disproved:

  • hypersensitivity;
  • tenderness and tension of the mammary glands;
  • enlargement of the mammary glands;
  • secretion from the mammary glands;
  • headache;
  • migraine;
  • change in libido;
  • mood decrease/change;
  • poor tolerance of contact lenses;
  • nausea;
  • vomiting;
  • other gastrointestinal disorders;
  • changes in vaginal secretion;
  • various skin disorders;
  • fluid retention;
  • change in body weight.

Sometimes chloasma can develop, especially in women with a history of chloasma during pregnancy.


Drug interactions, as a result of which the clearance of sex hormones is magnified, can lead to breakthrough bleeding and/or a decrease in birth control capacity.

This aspect was defined when a person takes phenytoin, barbiturates, primidon, carbamazepine and rifampicin. This list may be replenished by oxcarbazepine, topiramate, felbamate and griseofulvin. The mechanism of this interaction is based on a change in the functioning of hepatic enzymes.

Contraceptive protection is decreased by taking antibiotics (such as ampicillin and tetracyclines). The mechanism of this action is not examined properly.

Women taking any of the above medications as a short course, additionally to Larissia, should temporarily utilize the barrier method of contraception during concomitant use of the drugs and within 7 days after their withdrawal. During the reception of rifampicin and within 28 days after it is discontinuation, a barrier method should be applied, as well.

Women who take these drugs as a long-term course should apply other (non-hormonal) methods of contraception (eg a condom).

What if I miss a dose?

There are 2 timeframes of skipped birth control pills. They are:

  • less than 12 hours;
  • more than 12 hours.

In the first case, a woman should take the pill after the moment of the understanding. The contraceptive effect is maintained. In the second case, a woman should take the pill immediately. The contraceptive effect is reduced that’s why to protect yourself it is necessary to apply additional contraception methods.

Larissia and pregnancy

This drug is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


I’ve been taking this pill for 2 years. The sides effect are a heavier period, intense cramps, eye sensitivity, increase appetite during the first couple of days.
- Yasmin Johannes

Larissia is effective as birth control BUT it has caused facial acne. If you are looking for birth control now, do some research.
- Sarah Winslow

I started this pill 4 months ago and recently stopped because it gave me bad side effects such as mood swings, depression, cramps, acne. I do NOT recommend using this product. I started Larissa 2 months ago and recently stopped because the side effects are horrible. I do NOT recommend.
- Sheila Flanagan

The WORST contraceptive I’ve ever tested. Caused headaches, stomach cramps, acne, bloating, and weight gain. I will finish the pack in a week and will switch to another birth control. Don’t take it!!!!!
- Lucille Edwards

This the best birth control ever tried. Will use it again! Highly recommended.
- Lynne Shinkle

Previously switched to Larissia. The only side effect was vaginal dryness. This caused inconvenience during sex. Use lubricant to solve this problem. Deciding to change my birth control.
- Carmen Baldwin

Works well. I have no had any issues except light cramping during my periods. At first I experienced mild dizziness but after about 3 months this went away. My acne improved significantly.
- Autumn Ordaz

this pill has caused me a 10 pound weight gain makes my cramps worse, ill get random share pains in my abdomen and i have talked to my doctor there is nothing wrong its just the pill. however i havent gotten pregnant and my period comes once a month even if it hursts worse
- Haylie

Everyone's body reacts differently. In my case, this pill has saved my life! I had the worst depression and anxiety with other BC. I also tend to lose weight drastically and this pill has helped me maintain my weight, no depression and my skin has cleared up! Give it a try, if it doesn't work out move on to the next!
- Alondra

Well, I am not pregnant yet and there are only a few things wrong but some are rather significant to me. The effect the medicine has on cervical mucus thickness has caused sex to be very painful for me which causes emotional distress. I also experienced some nausea/diarrhea during the first month I took it. I have been taking the medication for about 6 months now and I am trying to change to another prescription.
- Bethany

Perfect for controlling PMS. However, I had severe acne on my chin and neck. And I’m gaining weight. I’ve tried to move more and eat fewer calories. Nothing helps. My periods are regular and painless but the acne and weight gain aren’t really worth it!!!
- Valencia

I’ve been on this pill for 14 months and I’ve had the worst depression and acne. I feel terrible and I can’t wait to get on another birth control! Don’t use this medicine.
- Valerie

Larissia cleared up my acne and I had no breakthrough bleeding. BUT I gained six pounds and became very nervous. Finally, I was diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder. Since quitting this drug, I feel totally fine, so I've come to the conclusion it was caused by this pill BEWARE
- Bella

I've been taking Larissia for 10 months and never had any issues. But last 2 months I started getting breakthrough bleeding in the middle of my active pills! Think its time to switch to another pill.
- Peyton

I have taken this birth control for about a year, I had no problems, no bad symptoms other than a few minor mood swings. I feel overall fine. I was scared to start taking Larissia after reading lots of horrible reviews on the Internet but experienced nothing of that kind. I would recommend.
- Anais

I’ve tried so many contraceptives before this one. Every single pill made me extremely depressed, caused weight gain and acne. Larissia is the first pill that’s working fine for me! I haven’t had a single negative reaction besides minor nausea a few times. I am really enjoying this medicine.
- Ariadne

I've been only taking Larissia for a few weeks. This pill made my period last for 14 days! I've really bad headaches, sudden sharp pains in my stomach, I also had horrible mood swings! I've felt so weak and tired that I did not want to get out of my bed. Seriously don't take this drug it is awful
- Quinn

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