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Drovelis pill side effects

3.9

17 reviews

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41% no impact on mood

35% spotting

41% no impact

53% no impact

47% improved skin

Cycle return

100% don’t know impact

Drovelis pill

Drovelis pill common side effects

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47% of Drovelis pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

47% of Drovelis pill reviewers reported tender breasts

29% of Drovelis pill reviewers reported period like cramps

29% of Drovelis pill reviewers reported headaches

24% of Drovelis pill reviewers reported nausea or vomiting


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3.9

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Combined pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
40 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 week ago

Drovelis pill  

Everything started great with this pill. Daily mood swing around 6hrs after taking the pill so I switched to taking in the evening and noticed I had angry nightmares but I can live with that. After 6months of taking the pill I had a period lasting 18 days that left me unable to walk and I was so scared I went to A&E. I was prescribed tranexamic acid, no diagnosis made. I continued to take drovelis. My next period arrived 5 weeks later and lasted 3 weeks. I have given birth without pain relief and the pain of that period was far worse. Hospital diagnosed me with stage 4 adenomyosis stating I must have had terrible periods for years which I haven't. This all came on very suddenly. It might not be linked to drovelis but it seems odd to me and my instinct says it is. I now have a "bulky uterus" and daily pain despite stopping the pill. My options are mirena or hysterectomy. I also had gastro issues starting around 4months after starting drovelis. My inflammatory markers were up, I had bleeding and my normal bowel habits altered dramatically. I was seen under urgent care pathway for cancer screening and given all clear. Suspected Colitis or Chrons but all negative. Since stopping the pill all of my symptoms have steadily improved. It didn't occur to me for a minute that it could be linked to drovelis. It may not be but I hope my symptoms are recorded by the manufacturer should anyone else experience the same.

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Decreased sex drive

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Combined pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th May 24

Drovelis pill  

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


Very positive mood

2 more effects

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Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Apr 24

Drovelis pill  

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).


Somewhat positive mood

0 helpful

1 comments

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

Drovelis pill  

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.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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2 comments

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

Drovelis pill  

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 :)


Somewhat positive mood

2 helpful

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

Drovelis pill  

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.


Worse skin

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

Drovelis pill  

No mood swings, fewer apetite, but regular spotting.


Improved skin

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

Drovelis pill  

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.


Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

2 helpful

1 comments

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

Drovelis pill  

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.


Very positive mood

5 helpful

2 comments

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

Drovelis pill  

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.


Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

3 helpful

2 comments

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