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Lucette pill reviews

3.1

113 reviews

Lucette pill has an average rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars from a total of 113 reviews when used as a contraceptive. These are self-reported reviews where users of Lucette pill review their satisfaction with this contraceptive and any side effects they feel they experienced whilst using.
Lucette is one of the most popular contraceptive pills available. It is a combined pill with a standard dose of oestrogen and a progestogen called drospirenone. It can be used to treat acne, mood problems, and some symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and some research has also linked it to increased sexual enjoyment. Compared with other combined pills, it has a slightly increased risk of blood clots and is also a more expensive pill than other options like Microgynon and Rigevidon , therefore it's usually not prescribed as a first choice option.

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Lucette pill

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3.1

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Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th May 24

Lucette pill  

I swapped onto Lucette after I started having spotting on Yasmin. I thought it would be an easy switch as they are the same but it was not. I started having awful low moods and suffering from cystic acne for the first time in my life. I stopped after 6 weeks. I have since found out that they use different binders in yasmin and lucette and that is what likely caused my issues.

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Very negative mood

1 more effect

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1 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th May 24

Lucette pill  

Been on this pill for a few years and absolutely loving it. I’ve previously been on a different pill and had the implant both of which I felt made me crazy. This one makes me feel the most myself I don’t have a fault to say about it at all!


Very positive mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Lucette pill  

Of all the pills I’ve tried (looking at you, Rigevidon) Lucette is by far the best for me. I’ve had very minimal side effects aside from sore boobs occasionally, and my periods have been so much lighter and more manageable than before. I only wish I’d started on this sooner! After years of feeling miserable on different pills I feel like I’ve finally found “the one” - my only real grievance being that I have to pay for it as GP would not prescribe but it’s a price I’m very willing to pay! Girls if you’re unsure give this a go - especially if you’ve been on others for a long time like I was.


Very positive mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Lucette pill  

While the pill can cause/increase migraines in some people, I actually found that the combined pill helps mine. I usually get a migraine 3/4 days into my 7-day pill break, but shortening my pill break to just 3 or 4 days — starting a new pill strip a few days earlier — has stopped my hormone-related migraines.


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Combined pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Apr 24

Lucette pill  

I went on this one after a bad experience with a similar pill it’s okay. I kind of feel stuck on it because it’s a big improvement from the sickness I felt from the last pill but it’s still not great however I fear that if I change my pills again all those side effects will come back. I experienced HRT like symptoms from what i’ve seen they get better then they get horrendously worse it’s like a constant cycle.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Dec 23

Lucette pill  

I've suffered with acne since I was a teen and had to come off Dianette due to my age. So I went on this back in October after a brief stint on Rigevidion, which I didn't get on with. Lucette made me have panic attacks and my anxiety skyrocketed while I was on it, to the point where I had to be signed off work. On top of this, I didn't really notice a lot of difference in my acne, only that it had stopped appearing around my neck under my chin. So I made the decision to come off Lucette, hopefully something else will help me.


Very negative mood

1 more effect

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Combined pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  23rd Nov 23

Lucette pill  

I've been taking Lucette for 14 months after being contraceptive free for 3 years. I haven't noticed major differences at all, however I do feel a slight mental dullness/brain fog as you usually do with the pill which is annoying but that's just part of the side effects. Overall I'm happy with it and wouldn't change to another pill! It's also helped my acne prone skin a lot


Somewhat negative mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Oct 23

Lucette pill  

I'm going to give this pill 4/5. First off, I started on this pill in 2019 at age 20 in combination with Spironolactone (for 6 months) to help my skin as I had back and chest acne. It definitely did the job well, my skin is so clear and I have no chest or back acne, just the occasional small spot on my face. I wasn't having sex when I first started this pill so it really was just for my skin, the only noticeable side effects at first were my boobs - they grew a lot, I went from a 32dd to a 34ff. I also had some initial weight gain but didn't have a problem losing it, I successfully lost 3 stone whilst on this pill but my boobs stayed massive (30f). The other side effect I noticed were how sensitive my eyes became, even when its rainy/cloudy outside I can barely keep my eyes open without sunglasses; I believe this is due to the pill drying them out as it has done my skin. In the past 2 years however I have noticed (as has my boyfriend and mum) how emotional I am, I cry at everything, sometimes I will be working and just start crying as well as a general feeling of melancholy and being unmotivated - even my coworkers would say 'isn't it about time you cried today?'. Not ideal. I have been contemplating coming off this pill for the past year as the lack of control regarding my emotions has become unbearable, I can't have a regular conversation without crying. Have decided that I am going to do it, although I am nervous that my skin will go back to being spotty though.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Jul 23

Lucette pill  

I was put on Yasmin when I was 16 for acne which suited me, I was annoyed to be put on this but told it was the same hormones. Yasmin I had sex drive, Lucette it died and I got vaginal dryness getting worse as I got older. It's only recently as I've hit 30 that I've discovered this wasn't normal and I didn't have to put up with it, so I'm now on a journey to finding one that suits me better,


Improved skin

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Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Jun 23

Lucette pill  

I’ve been using Lucette for 3 years after being on various combined pills since I was 17. It has cleared my skin amazingly, which was the main reason I switched as I was about to be referred for accutane and switching pill was a last effort before this. I haven’t noticed an impact on my mood, sex drive or weight other than what’s expected while being in a relationship in my 30s with all life’s ups and downs. The main thing I’ve noticed since starting this pill weirdly is more discharge and being very wet during sex. I back to back the pill for 3-4 months at a time as I get headaches during the breaks and it works for me. If I push it a bit longer I get breakthrough bleeding so take a break then. I’d really recommend this pill if you get on with combined pills and struggle with acne. It took a couple of months to kick in but I have had a really good experience.


Improved skin

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