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Desomono pill reviews

2.0

18 reviews

Desomono pill has an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars from a total of 18 reviews when used as a contraceptive. These are self-reported reviews where users of Desomono pill review their satisfaction with this contraceptive and any side effects they feel they experienced whilst using.
Desomono is a progestogen only pill (POP) often referred to as a mini pill. This means it only contains progestogen and does not contain oestrogen. The progestogen in Desomono is desogestrel which mainly prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation and thickening your cervical fluid, making it harder for sperm to get into your uterus.

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91% - 99+%

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None

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Effect on fertility

Desomono pill

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2.0

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Jan 24

Desomono pill  

This is my favourite contraception. Other brands make my mental health so bad this doesn't. Period cramps can be bad but that's about it. Highly recommend

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Very positive mood

1 more effect

1 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Dec 23

Desomono pill  

This was the 1st contraception I ever tried and I went on this pill for 2 reasons: The 1st was for cramps and the 2nd was for a contraception which I used alongside condoms. When I started this pill I was on my period/experienced spotting for 140days from May (when I started the pill) to December. However, I did not experience cramps so I was happy to continue with this pill as the period was very light. After this I got my period about every 6weeks and started to get mild cramps but would reduce with paracetamol. After about 18 months of being on this pill I started to experience cramps again. My period was been dreadful. I’ve been on my period for 2weeks now with cramps and heavier bleeding than usual. I’m really tired and run down due to it all and absolutely hate it. A new doctor informed me that this was not the best pill to go on if I don’t have any underlying health problems i.e. A risk of clots. I had no other side effects on this pill so I think it is a good option if you don’t experience cramps and are looking for a contraceptive with less hormones as my friend has had a good experience on it. However it’s definitely not for me and I’m going to change asap.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Oct 22

Desomono pill  

I had been on the combined pill for 10 years prior to this, but had to switch because I had two migraines. On the positive side, my previously very painful periods became a lot lighter and almost painless. However they are now incredibly irregular and long lasting. I've got 40 days without a period, to then have 21 days of bleeding. My skin is the worst its been since I was a teenager, and no skin products I've tried have made any difference. Losing weight has been impossible. I'm here looking for other options because I'm fed up!


Worse skin

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Sep 21

Desomono pill  

I was put on this brand after my GP said my prescription was put on a generic where chemist chose what ever brand they have. I'd been on Cerelle brand for over 5 years and this brand isn't suiting me. I've only been on this brand a month but I'm experiencing stomach cramps, irregular periods. Where before I wasn't seeing any period unless I accidentally missed a tablet. I'm feeling very tired and low in my mood which has effected my sex drive. I'm having headaches also. I have researched this brand and I've read other women have experienced these side effects. I'm contacting my gp to arrange a consultation on this as I want to be back on my previous brand my body is used to taking. I'm hoping I can as I'm not feeling well taking this.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

3 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th Mar 21

Desomono pill  

Had a really bad time on this pill. I changed pharmacies and they gave me this instead of Cerazette/Cerelle which I've taken interchangeably for the last 10 years. Demono really screwed me up – my mental health has plummeted to the point I feel depressed now and I never have before. Always been anxiety-prone but it's been through the roof. No sex drive, find it much harder to get wet (pardon the TMI), spots all over my chin almost constantly, put on weight especially around my belly, and after having 10 glorious period-free years, I've started having heavy periods in very irregular patterns (for example I will be on for a week, off for a week, then back on for a week). I finally spoke to my nurse and begged her to take me off this – I'm staring Cerelle again today and hoping this will clear up.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

1 helpful

1 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Feb 21

Desomono pill  

I was sterilised 11yrs ago and had nightmare periods that just took over my life. After multiple hospital visits I had an endometrial ablation 6mths ago. Yay my life back, except for the headaches/migraines a few days before my period 🤦‍♀️ so gynecologist prescribed Desomono/Desogestrel - longer, heavier bleeding - Dizzyness - Headache/migraine already had 4 separate in a month - sweating especially at night. Will be coming off them ASAP


Gained weight

0 helpful

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Feb 21

Desomono pill  

Been on the prog only pill for years but recently moved counties and my local pharmacy swapped me from cerelle (which was great in my experience) to desomono. Since then my periods have been so irregular, having sometimes none for ages and then months with 2-3 periods in with spotting in between. Gained weight, boobs are much bigger and more tender. Trying to get off this asap!


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

1 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jan 21

Desomono pill  

I had to change to this pill from the combined pill because I was getting migraines, but I prefer the combined pill a lot more. The mini pill has impacted my mental health quite negatively so far, caused me to have regular, intense headaches, and it has given me acne


Very negative mood

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Dec 20

Desomono pill  

Periods are so heavy and last ages until they work again. I go a whole month and then they get really bad and cause pains and sometimes excessive bleeding. Sometimes it works for me sometimes it doesn’t.


Somewhat positive mood

0 helpful

1 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Dec 20

Desomono pill  

I am coming to the end of the 3rd month and I have had about 3 or 4 periods each month. 1 or no days between. Constant bleeding, heavy or not. Painful headaches, cramping and migraines. On the plus side, it hasn't affected my mood like the combined pill.


Decreased sex drive

0 helpful

0 comments

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