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Dianette pill reviews

3.1

37 reviews

Dianette is a combined pill that is an excellent treatment for acne and symptoms associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dianette provides effective contraception in women who require it to treat these conditions, but it should not be used solely as a contraceptive as it has a slightly higher risk of blood clots compared to other combined pills.

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Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Dianette pill

Dianette pill benefits

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

Acne or bad skin

Excessive hair growth

Dianette pill ingredients

Main hormones in Dianette pill

High oestrogen

Anti-Androgenic progestogen

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3.1

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Mar 24

  •  Stopped using

I was prescribed this due to PCOS and for the first few years it was great, helped to improve cramps and PCOS related pain. However I started to become very anxious, jealous and low in mood, I went to therapy for support but it didn’t help, went to the GP and they advised coming off the pill which I did however the next 6 months were awful… crippling anxiety, suicidal thoughts etc, GP advised going back on the pill to sort it out which seemed odd. Finally after 6 months I felt like a fog lifted, no anxiety etc and I’ve never had these problems since (it’s now been about 5/6 years).

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Helped my oily cystic acne skin a LOT already and only been using for 2 months. Already feel less like a greasy chip pan. However during pill free week I’ve been getting horrendous uterine aching and cramping, feels so sore. Hoping it’ll settle


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

  •  Still using

I was on dianette from 16 to 23 it cleared my acne up amazingly then I had a 9 months break ot came back full force now back on it for 6 months and still have acne hopefully it will fade last last time . I had no side effects apart from slight water retention and slightly bigger breasts . I don't feel like it impacted my mental health much maybe increased anxiety slightly


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Jul 23

  •  Still using

I had HORRIBLE acne so finally went on this pill when I was 18, (22 now). Although my skin had cleared up dramatically within about 6 months, I took a break during lockdown and my skin had a big flare up so am now scared to come off it. I don’t have a high libido anymore and I feel numb a lot of the time.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jul 23

  •  Still using

Really good experience. No negative side effects, easy to take, enjoying having more control over my periods and slightly less body hair.


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Used for 8+ yr
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

My mental health deteriorated a lot. Contestant suicidal ideations and depression and anxiety. I was on this pill for over ten years and was told to come off it as it has strong side affects. I saw a massive shift in my mental health within a month of switching, however my acne flared up and my skin became very oily.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Jun 23

  •  Still using

Cleared my chin acne up after years of trying all the face washes and skin routines I could find.Took a few months but skin has been completely clear for a few months now back to back (about a year in). Bloating and mild headaches are main side effects. Have had a more delicate stomach in terms of reacting to things/ bloating since being on it - never really had that before. Overall happy but I am worried about staying on it due to the clot risk - is having clear skin worth that risk?


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Jun 23

  •  Still using

Was on it consistently for 4 years (16yr-20yrs), took a 6 month break to see what would happen. I lost weight, felt happier, libido returned, no more brain fog, no more bloat and digestive issues, no change in skin (I have always had fairly good skin though), no change in body hair (I'm a little hairier than most). Estelle did not affect my skin or hair. I went back on it and my digestive troubles returned, I gained 3kg despite an increase in exercise, and feel so much more lethargic and am now dealing with dryness and loss of desire. The symptoms are manageable but really not ideal


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

Dianette really worked for me - I was prescribed it after being diagnosed with polycystic ovaries but it massively improved my acne, which hadn’t been responding to medication. Unfortunately despite it working for me, I was told I couldn’t continue on it after 2+ years as it increased the risk of blood clots.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
41 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

I went on this pill first because I had really bad acne, after being on Dianette for a month or so my skin completely cleared up, it was amazing. This pill also kept the weight off I was really slim the whole time I took this. Unfortunately had to stop taking this one due to constant bleeding (not due to this pill)


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