Side effects

Gedarel 30/150 pill side effects

2.8

144 reviews

What Lowdown reviewers say

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

34% somewhat negative

40% lighter periods

55% lost sex drive

49% no impact

45% improved skin

Cycle return

34% don’t know impact

Gedarel 30/150 pill

Gedarel 30/150 pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

60% of Gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported tender breasts

54% of Gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

47% of Gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

44% of Gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported period like cramps

39% of Gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews


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2.8

144 reviews

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

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

I was prescribed this pill after having no success with Rigevidon. I didn’t take it for contraception but for my PMDD. Gaslit myself into thinking that this pill made my moods more stable but in fact in made me way more emotional and often times hysterical. Caused me to have a migraine every week when I previously didn’t have any. Made me pile on weight. I wish I’d never taken it.

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Very negative mood

2 more effects

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Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

This pill helped me with physical aspects such as less acne, lighter and regular flow, decreased cramps etc however mentally it really didn’t work for me my brain felt so foggy I lost all motivation and had no attention span anymore, I became really restless and couldn’t focus on anything which was never something I struggled with in the past.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

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Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st May 24

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

Used gedarel 30/150 for 3-4 years and never had any issues with it. I’ve never found a pill that can help my atrocious period cramps so can’t judge it based on that but everything else was great :)


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Combined pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th May 24

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

I went on this a few years ago to stop my cycle because I suffer from severe PMS symptoms/PMDD. I remained on it for a year and experienced no side effects. I came off of it because I wanted to attempt to solve my problems naturally and holistically. Unfortunately my mental health became worse and I decided to go back on it. I have now been taking it for a week and am experiencing some mild side effects this time, but hopefully they will settle down.


Somewhat positive mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Feb 24

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

I was initially prescribed GEDAREL 30/150 to treat acne when I was 15. I have been diagnosed with clinical depression since age 14 which is managed with SSRIs. I can confidently say that GEDADAREL has not had any effect on my mood, but it should be noted that I have been on SSRIs for the entire time that I used it. It also drastically improved my acne which was an absolute miracle at that age. The only other side effect I noticed was larger and more tender breasts. I have always had light periods and I didn’t notice much of a change to my periods on the pill. I remained on it continuously until age 19. I took a break for around 9 months, during which time my acne returned. Went back on it age 20 when I got into a relationship and was on it continuously until the start of this year (age 23). I stopped using Gedarel because I am currently celibate and single and I haven’t had any severe issues with acne, so it feels unnecessary to pay for contraception. When I need contraception again I will definitely go back to Gedarel.


Improved skin

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Combined pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Feb 24

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

This pill has been amazing for me. I've been on and off for several years and can confidently say this pill completely clears my hormonal acne - where other treatments have not worked. No negative side effects either!


Very positive mood

1 more effect

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Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Feb 24

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

Only side effect I've noticed is increased acne


Worse skin

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Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Jan 24

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

More agitated for the first month. Very tender breasts and they grew a lot but have gone back down a bit since. Periods are heavy but only for 2 days then finish on the 4th day which is much shorter than before. Cramps are very bad on those 2 days tho. My contacts get sooo dry but after 4 months the other side effects calmed a lot.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Nov 23

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

Overall had a very negative experience, especially with my mental health. I had severe anxiety. It works for lots of women, but not for everyone.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

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

Gedarel 30/150 pill  

I was put on this pill for suspected endometriosis and I felt extremely dizzy 24/7 on it to the point where I couldn't go out. I was having multiple panic attacks a day because I'd never felt like this before. I had to stop it because it was affecting my ability to work and felt back to normal again 24 hours after taking the last pill. As the first pill brand I'd ever taken, it put me off hormonal contraception for life as it nearly lost me my job and the side effects were 100x worse than my endo symptoms. I haven't had a single panic attack since and it's been over a year since I stopped it.


Very negative mood

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