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Hana pill reviews

2.6

13 reviews

Hana contains desogestrel and is a type of mini pill (progestogen-only pill). It is really safe for nearly every woman, but like all desogestrel pills, some of us have issues with breakthrough bleeding which can be unpredictable as there is no oestrogen in the mini pill to help with cycle control. You can now buy Hana from a pharmacy without needing a prescription! Simply click ‘Buy Hana pill’ below and follow the mini-pill form where you’ll be asked for some medical details to check if it's safe for you.

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91% - 99+%

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Hana pill

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Period pain

Hana pill ingredients

Main hormones in Hana pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I was worried about side effects going on to Hana but had zero side effects apart from breast tenderness for the the first two weeks, and a regular period (although slightly lighter and shorter than normal) in week 3. I started seeing some spotting in week 5, I'm in week 7 now and on day 16 of continuous bleeding. It's reasonably light but inconvenient. No PMS symptoms other than the breast tenderness, which started in week 1/2 and is the same as the breast tenderness I got with PMS. I'm going to stick with it for now but if the breast tenderness and continuous bleeding hasn't stopped after 3 months I may give up on it as it's pretty inconvenient.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
39 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Sep 23

  •  Still using

It started off well 3 weeks no bleeding then a light period for a week, mood was more mellow and just abit lower, no sex drive at all. Started second pack and had a week no bleeding at beginning and 3 weeks non stop bleeding to the point I just finished my lst pill and I’m giving up. I currently have another migraine and bleeding is getting heavier again I have no sex drive my mood is mellow in a way I’m just so frustrated about the bleeding it just making me feel gross so my mood is getting worse by the day . I think all mini pills are like this with me I tried another one three years ago and had similar side effects. Definately not for me. If I didn’t get the headaches still and had less bleeding maybe I’ll stick with it but maybe some women are just not meant for this synthetic hormone pill.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3rd Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

I deeply appreciate the ease it took for me to get this medication. The pharmacist helped me understand what I was getting, and the pharmacist was so kind and helping ease my fears. She actually recommended that I go to my GP if I want to remain on this medication because the GP can prescribe it for free. The side effects were horrific and got worse the longer I was on them. I got halfway through my second pack before I genuinely couldn't do it anymore. I was sweating so much I was having to shower three times a day, my tummy was hard and distended. My anxiety got so bad I couldn't bring myself to even open my curtains and I couldn't even self-soothe. I was writing on a whiteboard and my head felt it was about to explode. Multiple times it felt like my eyes were coming up from my socket (this side effect is not written on any slip and I believe it is described as having difficulty putting contact lenses in, I don't wear contact lenses but my eyes fell out they were coming out) I thought after I finished my first month things would get easier, They didn't The side effects just got worse and worse and worse. To the point I was considering calling for an ambulance because I had a severe migraine with an aura that lasted for 3 days (I have not experienced one since stopping Hana) Just because Hana doesn't work for you don't write off all birth control. After some trial and error I have found something that works for me. I am sad that Hana caused me so much grief because it fitted in so well with my lifestyle, being able to walk into any pharmacy and getting it over the counter.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Aug 23

  •  Stopped using

I was possibly already a bit low but the side effect of feeling suicidal was horrendous and I immediately felt better once I stopped taking the pill. I lasted just over 2 weeks and wasn’t in a place to keep trying.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

It stopped my periods which was great, but it made me incredibly depressed and I noticed a positive change in my mental health when I came off it. I also think it decreased my sex drive a bit and made me dryer.


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

  •  Stopped using

I used this pill short term after coming off the implant. No side effects and a very positive experience for first 3 months. I stopped using it after the side effects I had experienced on my implant started to resurface- intense vaginal dryness, pain and tearing during sex, and low libido.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
35 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Jun 23

  •  Still using

This pill has not agreed with me. First six months were fine, I had one very very light period in that time, but since then I feel like an emotional wreck. Anger, anxiousness and crying - it’s a rollercoaster. I’m coming off this pill soon and either going back on microgynon or trying natural cycles. It’s convenient in that you can buy it online, but it’s making me feel terrible and I won’t be continuing


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Nov 22

  •  Still using

I’ve had constant bleeding with it apart from that it’s been great after nearly everything else disagreeing with me spoke to a lowdown Gp who was amazing she has given me an action plan with what I should do going forward and different options to try etc. Giving that ago for the next 6 weeks to see if there is any difference with the bleeding.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Oct 22

  •  Still using

I have been on Hana for the past 10 months. It started with a massive breakthrough bleed, and then as the months have gone on, my periods have become more irregular, later and lighter. This month my period has stopped altogether. Me and my partner use Hana, condoms and the pull out method as I really don't want to get pregnant. Having been on this pill, I've had a lower sex drive and lower mood.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Oct 22

  •  Still using

Continuous bleeding. A few days of nothing then continuing again


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