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Lizinna pill reviews

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The Lizinna pill is a combined contraceptive pill which means it contains oestrogen and progestogen. Lizinna has a high oestrogen dose with 35 mcg of ethinylestradiol, and also contains 150 mcg of norgestimate. Due to the higher oestrogen dose, Lizinna may help to control breakthrough bleeding but also potentially cause side effects such as sore boobs or nausea.

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91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

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None

Effect on fertility

Lizinna pill

Lizinna pill benefits

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Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Lizinna pill ingredients

Main hormones in Lizinna pill

High oestrogen

Less-Androgenic progestogen

Lizinna pill alternatives

Contraceptives that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th May 23

  •  Stopped using

I was using Rigevidon in the last 6-7 years, and I had no problem with that, except that I had random headaches sometimes and I lost all my sex drive - so badly, that my husband started to complain, so I reached out for my GP to look for an other one. This is when I went onto Lizinna pill. Well, where to start.. Not only my sex drive didn't improve, but I started to gain weight very quick, even though I am doing strict diet and I cut down on alcohol a lot. I have only used 1,5 leaf of the pill, I am now going back to Rigevidon straight away!

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

  •  Still using

Much better than any of my previous pills. My sex drive is better / back to normal and that’s the biggest thing I wanted! I feel like I am gaining weight though, and I have found myself feeling more anxious than my previous pills. Also, if I forget my pill (even once) it sends me into a full hormonal meltdown. I forgot to take it after a night out and the next day I was an absolute crying mess! Normally, it’s okay though, one of the better ones!


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Used for 8+ yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Dec 22

  •  Still using

I’ve been taking this pill on and off for 10 years - I was put on it at 15 to regulate my mood, which really worked. I always have light, easy periods and haven’t had many side effects (other than finding it difficult to lose weight, but that’s probably half down to my own efforts). I did suffer from thrush EVERY month for about a year - came off the pill for 3 months, and when I went back on, I never got thrush again! Overall a great experience.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Nov 22

  •  Stopped using

I started this pill after coming off Yasmin, i had a horrible time with yasmin so i was nervous. But this pill was amazing. My moods were fairly stable, my skin got better my weight regulated. I initially had some mild side effects but they stopped after a few months. I was on this pill from 15-22 and i never had any problems. I have recently had to change to a mini pill as I can’t take pills with oestrogen in any more, i was annoyed to come off Lizinna because it worked so well for me. I would definitely recommend it


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Oct 22

  •  Stopped using

Only used Lizinna for a week or so but had to stop immediately as everytime to took it I broke out in full-body hives/rash. Presumably I was allergic to some of it components but yeah not a good experience at all.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Nov 21

  •  Still using

I was previously on cilest and was told it was discontinued and they swapped me onto lizinna, I have been using it for 2 or so years and now wanting to switch. Noticed side effects were increased weight gain, despite eating the same and exercising I have not been able to loose weight the same as before, I used to be quite skinny and despite the same eating pattern have put on lots of weight, with weight gain my breasts are significantly larger. My sex drive has definitely lowered. In terms of skin it has been good for my skin although I never suffered with bad skin previously. I feel as though the side effects from this pill have definitely taken a while to become noticeable, as at first I had no real issue with it.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Oct 21

  •  Still using

Having previously been on the mini-pill Cerazette for a few years I was having a continuous issue with cystic acne. After topical creams and antibiotics not working I decided to change pill and I was prescribed Lizzinna. At first, my skin did start to clear up and my acne was nothing like it was before but the breast pain/enlargement that came with it was just unbareable. I’ve stuck at this pill for 2 months now hoping this side effect would wear off but it’s still agony just to take my bra off at the end of the day. Im also really really struggling to lose any weight and my weight has actually gone up since I started this pill, even though I’ve been eating well and exercising regularly. With any other pill I’ve been on, losing weight was never an issue so I don’t think this is a coincidence. My skin is not as clear as it was when I first started this one either so looking for other recommendations now.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Jun 21

  •  Stopped using

Started taking Lizanna after changing from Rigevidon as I heard all the horror stories about it and it wasn’t helping me in anyway whatsoever. I was still miserable and depressed from the pill and it didn’t help my periods, BUT neither does Lizanna. However after starting Lizanna my periods and much heavier and 10x as painful, the low back pain I get from it is agony. The pain keeps me awake all night and feeling utterly uncomfortable.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Apr 21

  •  Stopped using

Moved to Lizinna from Cilest and didn’t notice any changes. Dislike how much packaging Lizinna has in comparison though - each pack doesn’t need individual plastic packaging!!


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Feb 21

  •  Stopped using

The last pill I was on (Rigvidon) really killed my sex drive and gave me horrific mood swings, and although I haven't come back to what I would call 100% since switching to Lizinna it's definitely a huge improvement. My sex drive has come back, though it's not as high as pre- pill, and I have started getting more acne that I have experienced previously, but overall I'm much more stable mentally, and much happier right now.


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