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Cilique pill reviews

2.6

54 reviews

Cilique is a combined pill with ingredients most similar to the contraceptive patch and the previously discontinued Cilest pill. The higher oestrogen dose may help to control breakthrough bleeding, but may cause unwanted side effects such as sore boobs or nausea. Fun fact: when you take Cilique, your body changes the progestogen it contains into the progestogen found in the other combined pills such as Microgynon and Rigevidon.

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Cilique pill

Cilique pill benefits

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

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Cilique pill ingredients

Main hormones in Cilique pill

High oestrogen

Less-Androgenic progestogen

Cilique pill alternatives

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


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2.6

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
16 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  23rd Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

Did not help with heavy periods and cramping, instead made it worse.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Since being on this pill my mood and emotions have improved, my period cramps are much lighter, bleeding is lighter, sex drive has improved. Everything about this pill has been 10x better than the previous 5 I’ve tried. The only thing I’d say is I’ve experienced a couple more spots since being in it but nothing major. When I was looking at these reviews before I started this pill they were pretty much all negative so I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have bad side effects for everyone :)


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

I found this pill fine for a few years and then started getting a fair bit of spotting between periods, which I think increased thrush and BV which I kept having to treat every few months or so. Also realised I was having brain fog and feeling quite emotional and low mood/ motivation. I felt a lot better mentally when I came off this pill and the spotting and regular infections stopped. My acne and oily skin got worse when I came off this pill though.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Oct 23

  •  Still using

After having a nightmare from getting pregnant and miscarrying from the copper IUD, i wanted to try a hormonal contraceptive which doesn't involve anything being inserted inside my body. Been taking clique for a month now, and i cant complain. I was worried to take it because of the hormones and the portion side effects but I definitely would say that it was worth it. My skin is now clear, my periods feel lighter, less painful and dont last as long. Which is definitely what i wanted after having painful and heavy periods for a while. So i would recommend for skin problems and heavy periods. Only issue is breast soreness, which often makes them feel uncomfortable and it feels like they've increased in size.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Sep 23

  •  Still using

I have had a good experience with this pill after having a bad experience on rigevidon. Helped me with cramps and cleared up my skin a lot. No noticeable changes to moods, sex drive even slightly increased. My breasts did get bigger and I feel a bit 'puffier' but no noticeable weight gain. I was a bit nauseous the first week I took it but I would recommend taking it in the evening as doing this got rid of that.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Aug 23

  •  Still using

Experienced quite low moods and can often lash out sporadically for sometimes no reason. Also decreased my libido and increased the amount of vaginal discharge i experience making things unpleasant. I often suffer with infections down there but cannot say it is definitely this pill, but acne has gone a bit better and it does do what it’s supposed to


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

Was prescribed this pill to try and combat heavy painful periods as my old pill at a weaker dosage was failing. Began with a mild increase in anxiety, low moods, weight gain and breast change. By the end of the 3 months, I was having constant panic attacks, nausea and vomiting which disappeared when I stopped taking it.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

positives- great skin - no weight gain- didn’t affect mood Negative- killed my sex drive headache when on four day breaks - extremely sore breast to begin with.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
38 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Jun 23

  •  Still using

I started taking this pill to regulate my period as they were lasting about 9 days. Now down to 6 days and not experiencing period pain. On the down side I have had more mood swings (feeling irritable/upset). Also experienced more headaches and migraines than before (always a problem for me generally but became more frequent). No other noticeable side effects but changing to a progestogen pill because of the headaches.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Jun 23

  •  Still using

I was on Cilest before Cilique and can't remember when the brands changed but my experience with both pills was the same. I've now been on Cilest/Cilique for about 7 years with a few month break last year. Cilest and now Cilique is the only pill that's worked for me - with other pills I had awful breakthrough bleeding. My periods are super regular and start on the same day and basically at the same time every month. I don't run my packs together as previously when I've done that I've had breakthrough bleeding - this is why I didn't give 5 stars. I still get period like symptoms like cramping and lower back pain, sometimes headaches but they never bother me too much. My skin improved a lot when I started the pill but as I've had acne on my chin in the past, I still get hormonal spots in that area but I think this would be worse if I wasn't on it. All in all I've been very happy and grateful I found a pill that worked for me!


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