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Brevinor pill reviews

2.5

31 reviews

You may have problems getting hold of Brevinor as it was discontinued in 2020. It contains a higher dose of oestrogen and a progestogen called norethisterone (also found in the discontinued Loestrin brands.) The higher oestrogen dose may help to control breakthrough bleeding, but may cause unwanted side effects such as sore boobs or nausea.

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91% - 99+%

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Brevinor pill

Brevinor pill benefits

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Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Brevinor pill ingredients

Main hormones in Brevinor pill

High oestrogen

Androgenic progestogen

Brevinor pill alternatives

Contraceptives that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients


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2.5

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Combined pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Brevinor pill  

My favourite combined pill so far! My periods used to be super heavy and around 11 days long, i’d vomit get fevers ect. I have tried rigevidon and yasmin but found that the higher progesterone affected my moods quite negatively. This one has higher oestrogen. My periods now last 4 days and I only get light cramps for a day! I go through the normal cycles of my boobs hurting the week before my period which I never had before. My mood feels a lot more stable on this pill too. My skin has always been clear and this pill hasn’t changed that. I do find that I have more headaches but I’m not sure if i’m just taking notice more.

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Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
35 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Mar 24

Brevinor pill  

I stuck with Brevinor for years as I found the side effects manageable until I started to have migraine with aura, then the doctor moved me to the mini pill. I was put on this form of combination pill to help with acne and it did improve my skin. My periods were light and mood changes were minimal. In the end, it was hard to source this pill as Pfizer turned their attention to the COVID-19 vaccinations, so stopped manufacturing this pill, which at the time, was a shame.


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Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Nov 23

Brevinor pill  

Moved to Brevinor to try and prevent breakthrough bleeding on another pill, not successful in the first three months. Tried to renew prescription but blood pressure just too high. Switched to mini-pill.


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Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Jun 23

Brevinor pill  

I’ve had trush twice in 6 months and I usually take a break monthly. On day I come off the pill I usually cry uncontrollably or cry myself to sleep. It only lasts one night but it’s horrible. Thanks to Davina McColl for teaching us about this website.


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Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jun 23

Brevinor pill  

Awful experience. Very short or no periods some months. Had period build up for a week, feeling like I would have a period for another week then nothing or 1-2 days of a period. Was worrying when combined with breast soreness and huge food cravings. Low mood and feeling an uncontrollable rage at other times. No feeling down below and no sex drive/feelings of attraction. Struggled to have an orgasm when on the pill leaving me feeling frustrated and not relaxed. The lack of period also felt like I was storing hormones/anger with no release. I used to feel normal at the end of my break but as soon as I started taking it again, I felt crap/angry etc.


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Combined pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Feb 23

Brevinor pill  

I was put on this years ago for hormonal acne which it did wonders for. My sex drive and discharge was good on it too. I also felt great and sexy and confident for weeks 1 & 2 of a pill packet. HOWEVER, on week 3 it was almost like my body knew the pill break was coming and I had crippling anxiety and panic attacks to the point where I couldn’t get on the train to work that week. I would also get horrendous acid reflux partly due to anxiety. I was super irritable and paranoid, it was 100% PMDD. During week 4 (pill free week) I would cry uncontrollably including in front of guys I was dating and at work and in shops. I was also very depressed that week and would count down the days till I could start the pack again. My friends told me it wasn’t right or normal so as of the last month I’ve been on the Evra patch which is the same hormones and amount but I feel so much better, not getting those extreme highs and lows.


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Combined pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Feb 23

Brevinor pill  

Gave me extreme PMDD. Very irritable and low moods and irrational thoughts. Would not recommend unless you are low in oestrogen before taking. Acne in the first 1-2 months of taking.


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Combined pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Jun 21

Brevinor pill  

My periods were really heavy. I would lose so much blood in the first 2 days that I’d be really, really dizzy and weak. I had excruciating pelvic pain at least 2-3 (sometimes more) a week. I was taken to A&E a couple of times as I passed out due to pain. I thought this was normal… but then I stopped taking Brevinor after a couple of years. The pain reduced significantly. Still had pelvic pain with Cerazette (mini pill) but not as frequently. I’m not on any pills now and I feel so much better. No pelvic pain, no mood swings, no tears.


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Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Jun 21

Brevinor pill  

I’m on the second pack of this pill after trying approx 7 other pills due to heavy periods and extremely painful cramping. My previous pill was Microgynon 30 which caused me to spot/discharge more which has continued with this pill. The skin down there is extremely dry and itchy and has frequently broken into small cuts. Especially due to having to wear liners a lot due to spotting/blood coloured discharge. I have a 6 month prescription so fingers crossed these side effects go away.


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Combined pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Apr 21

Brevinor pill  

After being on this contraception for around a year, started experiencing thrush a lot. Came off for a few months and the thrush was gone, as soon as i went back on it was back! Ended up changing to a progesterone only pill.


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