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Drovelis pill reviews

4.0

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Drovelis is a new type of combined pill that contains a brand new type of oestrogen, called estetrol, which has not been used in contraception before. This hormone is combined with a newer type of progestogen, called drospirenone, which is in pills like Yasmin and Lucette. The oestrogen in Drovelis is 10 to 20 times less potent than the usual type of oestrogen used in combined pills, so researchers will monitor users closely over the next few years to see if this reduces the risk of side effects like blood clots. You can now buy Drovelis from The Lowdown!

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Drovelis pill

Drovelis pill benefits

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Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

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Anti-Androgenic progestogen

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Overall I’m very pleased with Drovelis. No weight changes or mood swings. Periods are regular and not painful at all.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I tried Drovelis to attempt to manage PMDD (severe mood drop on top of existing depression) and PCOS. After 5+ months, my sense is that it was absolutely helping with PMDD. I aimed to take it continuously to minimise any mood drop' and did so for 3 months at first. Unfortunately, I just would not stop bleeding - it was more than 'spotting', enough to get through 3-4 tampons a day, every day. Then I tried 2 months of allowing a break between active pills to see if encouraging a 'period' would reduce the breakthrough bleeding, but to no avail. I didn't even used to suffer heavy periods, so I'm genuinely gutted I couldn't seem to settle and stop bleeding on this, as it was great for my PMDD and had no other negative side effects (beyond breast tenderness and temporary breast enlargement in month 1-2). Doctor's advice was if it hadn't settled by almost 6 months, best to try something else (so now I'm starting Yasmin).


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Dec 23

  •  Still using

I’ve only been using this contraceptive pill for 10 days, however I’ve not been using anything for the last 3 years. The immediate side effects were some dizziness and a few headaches here and there. After about 3/4 days these seem to have disappeared. My skin has broken out, however this is also the festive period and I’m wearing make up more than usual, so it’s tricky to tell if Drovelis is the cause. Im the last 2/3 days I have noticed I’m feeling a lot more anxious than usual, my heart rate is often elevated, which is affecting my moods, I’m going to keep going until the end of this pack as often you need to try for at least 3 months to see if it settles, and I’m experiencing some period like cramping. My weight hasn’t changed, but I do have less of an appetite now. I started the pill as I have suspected PCOS and since starting, I’ve not had as many ‘cravings’ for foods and I feel fuller for longer - which helps me manage my weight. I’m not actively trying to loose weight right now (what’s the point in the festive period) but I would have usually retained a lot more water (due to the amount of festive foods I’ve been having) but I’ve not seen the increases stick around for more than a day, which is great. I’ve also noticed my usual permanent bloating has been going down, and it’s certainly showing in my face. Overall, if the anxiety subsides I’ll be very happy with this pill, fingers crossed it does over time as I’ve not experienced half of the usual side effects from taking the pill and those I have experienced have been relatively mild.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Nov 23

  •  Still using

So far I don't have a bad word to say about this pill! This is the second combined pill I've tried after being on Microgynon 30 for about 6 months a couple of years ago. The experience I had on Microgynon was very negative and scared me out of trying any other combined pills until I read up about Drovelis. I'm in a long term relationship and only on the pill for contraception reasons, so slightly improved skin is just considered a bonus for me! It's nice to have found a pill that actually positively affects my mood rather than negatively impacts it like Microgynon did for me. I also lost my sex drive completely on Microgynon, but have been pleasantly surprised that I haven't had the same experience with Drovelis. I would even say it's improved my orgasm experience and feel like I get more aroused than I used to before being on pill - which I didn't expect at all! The only negative I've found with Drovelis is the occasional spotting when taking the active pills. This happened around month 3-4 of taking it but it seems to be happening less now. The spotting isn't heavy enough to use a pad or a liner but isn't ideal (hence the 4 stars). I feel like this is a great pill to try if the older generations don't work for you :)


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Nov 23

  •  Still using

I’ve got prescribed drovelis because I have irregular periods and my acne got extremely worse during the last 3 months. I’m now at the end of my second dose of drovelis and unfortunately my skin hasn’t recovered or got better yet. Actually I think it is quite worse and painful. Although the pill didn’t change my lifestyle and my period are regular now. I hope someone who had really bad acne to come forward with their experience because I’m starting to lose hope.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th Oct 23

  •  Still using

No mood swings, fewer apetite, but regular spotting.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Sep 23

  •  Still using

I've just started my third pack of Drovelis. I started it after trying and not tolerating other contraceptive methods (Loette, Slinda pill) for recently-diagnosed PCOS. Ever since I started Drovelis. I've had a lot of anxiety. I'm an anxious person, but this pill makes me feel in a constant state of panic. This has manifested as mandibular spasms, probably in the massester, according to my dentist, which were horrible during the first 3 weeks of treatment but have since then almost stopped. The anxiety has affected my sleep, even though I've always been a great sleeper I keep waking up at least 3 times at night, and my sex drive, since I can barely relax due to the constant feeling of panic, and this has had a negative impact on how I feel in my marriage. I also suffered my first migraine in a decade, and the 4 days of placebo make me experience flu-like symptoms, with a slightly elevated body temperature and generalized pain, but at least the anxiety goes down a bit during these days. It has had some positive effects though, probably all related to treating the PCOS: I lost weight around my stomach, , my hair also got thicker and healthier and I have less body hair. I think my breasts may have gone up a cup size, but I didn't have to purchase new bras. My OB/GYN said at least 3 months are needed for the body to grow accustomed to the new hormonal levels caused by the pill, so I will finish this third pack, and then I will go to a follow-up appointment. I am really glad with how the pill has treated my PCOS, but I don't like the psychological side effects and I'm not sure it's worth it for me to keep taking it. I'll keep you posted.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Aug 23

  •  Still using

Prescribed Drovelis for PMDD, I have noticed a significant increase in stability in my mood. I do not take a "break" with the placebo pills, and skip these for the next pack. This ensures stable moods for me (a severe PMDD case). In the first few weeks, I would wake up with acidy stomach/nausea, but once I'd taken my pill it would go. After the first month or so this disappeared and now I experience no noticeable side effects.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Jul 23

  •  Still using

I have switched to this pill due to acne as it is meant to help it. It is helping although I definitely put some weight specially around hip area and my breasts have been sore.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Jun 23

  •  Still using

Drovelis was prescribed to me as a third combined pill to treat adenomyosis (endometriosis) and strong PMS. From the pills I have tried it had the best effect on me. It stabilized my moom better. However, I would experience sudden extreme lows during pre-menstrual/menstrual period. My boobs got enlarged and tender and very painful during the first 3 months but these effects reduced to such extent that now on a 6th month they do not bother me. One of the most negative side effects I have been experiencing is spotting/bleeding outside of the period. Sometimes even for a whole month. After 5th month this seems to be getting better. Usually light bleeding starts around 5 days prior to my expected period. I have been experiencing severe cramps/pain during periods. But that has been there already before due to my diagnosis of endometriosis. Sometimes these effects do not get as present while taking the pill but it's very hard to draw a conlusion on that as they definitely persist.


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