Dianette pill Reviews


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Dianette pill reviews


23 years old
Used for 12 - 18 months

Verified review  •  9th Nov 22

Was prescribed this pill as I struggled with acne after using Microgynon. Dianette cleared my acne, and I didn’t have any other major problems with it, however, due to the increased risk of blood clots I was recommended by my doctor to stop them.

29 years old
Used for 3 - 6 months

Verified review  •  9th Oct 22

Went on this for 6 weeks total - first 2-3 weeks okay, then developed very painful cystic acne along chin and jaw. Felt extremely tired every day and had trouble doing normal tasks, plus strange, tingly sensations in legs. Also felt very teary and depressed to the point of suicidal ideation. I know the pill effects everyone differently but I would be extremely wary of going on this without proper awareness of the risks and amount of changes it could potentially cause.

35 years old
Used for 3 - 6 months

Verified review  •  15th Apr 22

I was prescribed Dianette for 3 months. But I stopped that in two weeks time. Yes my skin started to improve. I felt very funny feeling during the medication like vomiting , tired and chest pain. So I stopped. But after a week time, I had severe chest pain and diagnosed that my blood started to clod in lungs. Now I have to take blood thinner 6 months. I’m only 34 years. Just thought to share my experience.

31 years old
Used for 6 - 12 months

Verified review  •  13th Feb 22

5 months after starting this pill I had a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in my lung) and nearly died! I was so lucky. I spent 2 weeks in hospital. A lot of people who have one die instantly :(

28 years old
Used for 18 months - 3 years

Verified review  •  11th Jan 22

I was put on this pill due to my acne, within 4-5 months my acne has basically gone with only the odd spot appearing. I do think this pill somewhat effected my mood.

Lowdown user
Used for 3 - 5 years

Verified review  •  20th Aug 21

perfect for me. I have been on the pill for two years due to acne and it has helped clear it so much after trying so much different things to try to improve my skin.

Lowdown user
Used for

Verified review  •  9th Jul 21

I loved being on Dianette, no more heavy periods, clear skin, moods were fine. I took it from age 16 until age 33 which I wouldn't recommend long term, only because of my experience with infertility now, I don't know if it was caused by long term pill use but If I had all the information that I do now I probably wouldn't take it for so long.

Lowdown user
Used for 18 months - 3 years

Verified review  •  6th May 21

i was prescribed this at 15 as my acne was just awful, although this was the first thing prescribed, not antibiotics etc, which makes me think it wasnt thought through too well. since ive been on it for a while its difficult to notice if my bad moods and depressive states are just me or the pill, but im going to stop taking it to see if my mental health increases. my acne has improved. im still a bit spotty and it definitely did not take just a couple months to clear up, it took about 10-11 months to make a visible difference. before taking this tablet just keep a note of your depressive episodes and bad mood so you can compare it after you start the pill, because its really difficult to decipher otherwise...

Lowdown user
Used for 12 - 18 months

Verified review  •  21st Apr 21

I have been using this Pill for 6 months and have been prescribed it for another 3 months before I have to change to a new pill. I have been using this as my acne was pretty bad. This has helped my acne a lot!! I don't have any bad side effects with this pill at all. Although I would recommend taking your 7 day break with each packet, as on my first 3 months I took the pill non stop without my break and had extremely sore breasts every day!! Take your break :)

Lowdown user
Used for 3 - 5 years

Verified review  •  9th Apr 21

I cannot believe this is still being described when significant numbers have commented on its effects on mental health. I spent 3 years of my life on this pill with incessant mood swings and depression. When I switched to another pill all of that evaporated.

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