Reviews

Cerelle pill reviews

2.8

295 reviews

Cerelle is a form of the mini pill (progestogen-only pill) which contains desogestrel. It is really safe for nearly every woman, but like all desogestrel pills, some of us have issues with breakthrough bleeding as there is no oestrogen in the mini pill to help with cycle control.

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Cerelle pill

Cerelle pill benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Period pain

Cerelle pill ingredients

Main hormones in Cerelle pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen

Cerelle pill alternatives

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


Cerelle pill FAQs

No FAQs at this moment

Reviews

2.8

295 reviews

Filter reviews

Community reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 week ago

  •  Stopped using

I was on this pill for nearly 6 months and during that time I was very nauseous. I also had horrendous mood swings and completely lost my sex drive. The worst symptom however was the random bleeding, completely out the blue with no warning which was so inconvenient

Read more

Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

This was great for my mood and mental stability. Instead of my mood completely dropping drastically and making each month unbearable with emotions, overthinking and mood swings, this gave me a clear head and no drop. I could barely tell when I was due a period. Unfortunately each month I’d have a week of absolute burning and discomfort that made me cry anyway. I came off it to get my body back to normal and just risked the mental health side.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I was suffering a hormonal imbalance since having my son I went on the depo (which I knew doesn't agree with me) it took 2 years for my periods to come back and they came back with a vengeance. I was down depressed, bleeding all the time, no motivation and no sex drive and constant hormonal headaches. I had completely lost myself. I decided to try the mini pill to have a break from it all and I'm so glad I did I've got myself back I'm happy, jolly and not anxious at all. If your suffering with a hormonal imbalance and need a break like I did I highly recommend cerelle


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

quite a positive experience so far, noticed I don’t show signs of ovulation, occasional small headaches but not significant, no negative effect towards mood :)


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I got given this pill as I have always had an issue with migraines whilst on the mini-pill. I was on this pill for 4 months and I didn't get one migraine which was great and really balanced my mood swings which I suffered badly from after my pregnancy. However, I literally bled on it all the time none stop. I would wake up in the morning with a a heavier bleed and by the evening I would be spotting. This happened everyday with no break. I finally gave up due to this.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Nov 23

  •  Still using

I had to switch from my combined pill due to risk of breast cancer and stroke. I loved my previous pill but this one I've had such negative experiences, so anxious and depressed and angry, as well as random bleeding and making my work and home life difficult to cope with. I will not be taking this pill beyond the 3 months prescribed


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Oct 23

  •  Still using

Only been on this for 2 months to may make an updated review after longer time. But I was on the Evra patch for about 2 years, I loved it until the end as I got very teary all the time, had no sex drive and when I went on holiday the patch kept sweating off. My skin was always fine on contraception though and didn’t notice any weight gain. With cerelle for the 1st month I had a period as normal, my 2nd month I’ve had no period. I still have a low sex drive (which I had on the patch too) so maybe it’s an outside factor, haven’t noticed any major weight gain, skin is still fine. I’m still teary but I guess I’m just a depressed gal rather than contraception affecting me. Haven’t noticed any change to my boobs. On the patch I was very dry all the time which made sex not fun, on Cerelle I feel like I have more discharge which isn’t too much of a bad thing.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Initially I really enjoyed having no period at all. I then noticed I was having regular weekly mood swings becoming irritable, angry and emotional for no reason. My breasts also got bigger and I struggle with large breasts anyway which I struggled with a lot.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 12 - 18 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Sep 23

  •  Still using

This pill has been amazing for me! It has completely stopped my periods and I have no side effects whatsoever. Cerelle has actually had a positive impact on my mood and also cleared up my hormonal acne. The only negative thing I've experienced with Cerelle is that I bled every day for the first month of starting it. I recommend anyone who is having issues with the combined pill to try the progesterone only pill, as I also can not tolerate oestrogen, and had terrible side effects from the combined pill.


Top side effects not reported

4 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 5 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Sep 23

  •  Still using

I’ve had no issues with this pill until recently. Been on it for 4-5 years now after previously being on the combined pill for 9 years. Over the last two months I’ve been having period cramps and bleeding at the same time each month. I have never bleed on this pill until recently and I have never spotted on this pill or previously on the combined pill.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Compare contraceptives

Use our handy tool to see how they stack up

Cerelle pill side effects

Possible side effects with Cerelle pill

Cerelle pill side effects

Possible side effects with Cerelle pill

Compare contraceptives

Order online

Order online now

Use our online prescription in under 5 mins

  • No GP appointment needed

  • Free standard delivery

  • Set up a subscription and never run out

Speak to a doctor

Not sure yet? Speak to a doctor

Schedule an appointment now

87% of women are happier with their contraceptive choice after speaking with one of The Lowdown's doctors

Top 5 Progestogen-only / Mini pill for women

Cerelle pill reviews

Order Cerelle pill

No GP appointment needed

The Lowdown

Women's health, reviewed.

Get the best women’s health info in your inbox

You are signing up to receive The Lowdown's latest findings and news in women's health. Your data will be used in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie policy

Built by doctors and experts

Our tools are made by medical professionals for your peace of mind

Pharmacy services provided by Phlo Technologies Ltd. GPhC reg number: 9011171

When you click on some links on this site, we may get a small affiliate commission