Daylette is a pill containing a low dose of oestrogen and a progestogen called drospirenone, which may be good for acne and mood swings. It has a slightly higher risk of blood clots than other combined pills. It comes in a pack of 28 tablets with a 4 day break of placebo tablets, so may be harder to take continuously.
What is in the Daylette pill?
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This contraceptive sits in Group 4 and has the same hormonal ingredient as:
The combined pill is generally a good option for people looking to improve skin issues. However, this is not guaranteed. Daylette contains a type of progestogen that may be better for helping acne than other combined pills. Check out our user-generated reviews to see how our community report Daylette affecting their skin, or find out more in our guide to the contraceptive pill and acne.
Do you get a period on Daylette?
If you take the 4 consecutive placebo pills in the Daylette packet, you may experience a 'withdrawal bleed'. This is your body's response to the withdrawal of the hormones contained in your pill and is different to a normal period. However if you omit the placebo pills you can avoid having a withdrawal bleed but may experience spotting or breakthrough bleeding. Find out more in our guide to continuous pill taking.
Does Daylette cause depression?
Hormonal contraception may be related to changes in mood but there has been no definitive answer from research into the effects of depression in relation to the pill. You can help us find out whether there is a link between Daylette and depression by leaving a review about your experience. Plus, check out our guide to contraception and mood.
Can Daylette cause weight gain?
There's no evidence to suggest that the combined pill affects weight. However it does contain both oestrogen and progestogen, which can have an affect on how the body stores fat and retains water. This could cause you to feel bloated and heavier than normal. Learn more in our complete guide to [contraception and weight (https://thelowdown.com/blog/contraception-weight-gain-and-loss) and about the link between the pill and digestive issues.
Can I buy Daylette online?
Daylette is not available on the NHS in the UK, however an identical pill, Eloine, is available. You can order the Eloine combined pill online at The Lowdown from £7 per month (including delivery). Head to our Pill Prescriptions service to fill in a short questionnaire about you and your medical history. Your request will then be reviewed by our pharmacy and if its approved we'll deliver a 3 month supply of your chosen pill directly to your door in discreet packaging.
How the Daylette pill works:
Daylette is a combined pill taken daily to prevent pregnancy. It stops ovulation and thickens the fluid in your cervix, making it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb. Daylette also prevents the lining of your womb from thickening enough for a fertilised egg to implant into it. As a combined pill it is around 93% effective with typical use, which means that 7 in 100 women fall pregnant whilst taking it each year. Find out more about how clinical effectiveness is determined.
There are a few things that can stop Daylette from working properly including vomiting, some antibiotics, or missing a pill. Take a look at our complete guide to the combined pill to find out more.
How to use the Daylette pill:
You should take your Daylette pill around the same time every day. We recommend keeping your pill packet somewhere you look everyday (like your purse or bedside table) to remind you to take it, or set an alarm on your phone. Daylette comes in a pack of 28 tablets with a 4 day break in the form of placebo tablets. During this break you may experience a withdrawal bleed (similar to a period). You can choose to miss your break altogether by omitting the placebo pills and starting a new pack straight away (check out our blog on taking your pill back to back). Depending on where you are in your cycle when you start the pill, you might not be protected against pregnancy straight away. Check out our blog about the combined pill for more info.
Coming off Daylette is easy - you just stop taking it. When you do, you’re no longer protected from pregnancy. If you want to stop the pill but do not wish to become pregnant then you should complete your current packet before stopping and consider switching to another form of contraception before you stop taking your pill. If you have unprotected sex and stop your pill before the packet is finished you may ovulate (release an egg from the ovary) and could become pregnant. You can use our Missed pill calculator if you have missed any pills from your packet. Read our complete guide to coming off the pill for more advice.
How safe is the Daylette pill:
Daylette is safe to take. There are however some small risks associated with taking any combined hormonal contraception that contains oestrogen. This being a slightly increased risk of developing blood clots in your veins and arteries. The combined pill may also increase your blood pressure. Your doctor or prescriber will check your individual risk before prescribing Daylette. Use of the combined pill is also associated with small increased risks of breast cancer and cervical cancer, which reduces with time after stopping. It's also important to remember that the combined pill does not protect you from STIs.