Side effects

Millinette 20/75 pill side effects

3.2

62 reviews

What Lowdown reviewers say

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

44% somewhat negative

45% lighter periods

39% no impact

55% no impact

46% no impact on skin

Cycle return

36% in 1 month

Millinette 20/75 pill

Millinette 20/75 pill common side effects

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57% of Millinette 20/75 pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

48% of Millinette 20/75 pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

48% of Millinette 20/75 pill reviewers reported period like cramps

48% of Millinette 20/75 pill reviewers reported tender breasts

45% of Millinette 20/75 pill reviewers reported breast enlargement


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3.2

62 reviews

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

Millinette 20/75 pill  

Not a great pill for PCOS. Within a couple of days my skin broke out like crazy, I started sweating so much and after a while noticed my body hair was growing faster again after being on Yasmin for a few years (ended up going back to it). I also was seriously depressed and very emotional on this pill all the time, sometimes unable to even get out of bed.

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Very negative mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Millinette 20/75 pill  

When I started everything was fine however in the last 6 months of taking the pill I started passing clots so big a pad and tampon would not help. I was bleeding through clothes daily and could not work. Before this was on the same pill for 1 and a half years.


Very negative mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Millinette 20/75 pill  

I have had a great experience with Millinette 20. I got a bit of headaches and dizziness at the start but they disappeared quite quickly. Originally I took the pill back to back and then with a 4 day break but neither of these gave my body enough time to bleed, so I adjusted to having a 7 day break and that has been great. I’ve had very few side effects overall, and it’s been great.


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Combined pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th May 24

Millinette 20/75 pill  

I changed which pill I was using due to problems with mood, and honestly, I don't think much has changed. I take the pill for 3 months at a time and have a break—the periods are a lot more variable in terms of side effects (some are awful but some are more bearable), but are definitely heavier.


Somewhat negative mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Jan 24

Millinette 20/75 pill  

I was prescribed this as my mental health was negatively impacted by Microgynon and this has a low amount of hormones. It’s good to note wherever I lived I found it difficult to get hold of this as it was rarely readily available in pharmacies and had to be ordered in. In later years of taking it my GP started to suggest I switched because this is expensive for the NHS to prescribe at no cost to the user. Positives were no period pain and light, regular periods. Zero physical or appearance related effects. I came off it because I realised I no longer felt like myself. In hindsight I spent almost 10 years in a daze. Lost my sex drive and it made me very anxious and dangerously depressed. I thought that was just me but it all went when I came off this pill. It also made me very hormonal and desperate for a baby but off hormonal contraception I know I don’t want kids!


Very negative mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Dec 23

Millinette 20/75 pill  

I’ve been on Millinette for 5 months now after switching from Levest and it has been a lot better! As this pill is low in oestrogen I have fewer side effects. Only changes I have noticed is my breasts have gone up a cup size, dry mouth for some reason? and I have found my acne has not gotten better/ maybe even worse. This pill is great for regulating periods though and you can skip the pack to delay it! I still get cramps but I would say they aren’t as painful or heavy as when I was off the pill which is a plus.


Worse skin

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

Millinette 20/75 pill  

Didn't get pregnant so that was good, no noticeable side effects other than think I had some loss of libido. Did have increased spots after coming off the pill and irregular periods still almost a year after stopping which is frustrating when now ttc.


Decreased sex drive

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Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Jun 23

Millinette 20/75 pill  

I wanted a COCP that I could take back to back for 3 months to slow progression of my endometriosis. I have very hormonal acne that comes with ovulation and mensuration. I knew I wanted one with low androgenic effect. Also wanted one with low estrogen ?with an aim to have minimal effect on my mood (aware this can also happen with the progesterone element). Results: First few months I was unable to go 3 months back to back as had breakthrough bleeding at the 1 month point. But now at month 6 I have been able to get beyond 2 months! Think it just took a while to adjust. So I'm happy with this aspect.. Acne: No change to my acne, still having fluctuations where I would normally be ovulating and mensturating....but happy it hasn't made it worse! Mood: noticeable difference in how sensitive I am, and self-esteem perhaps has taken a bit of a knock. More easily offended/upset, which on reflection I am like WTH?! But at the time it feels very real. I didn't experience this prior to starting the pill but have definitely had it much worse on some others!


Somewhat negative mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
52 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Jun 23

Millinette 20/75 pill  

I used this pill since I was 16 with the odd breaks until I wanted to get pregnant


Very positive mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
15 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Apr 23

Millinette 20/75 pill  

This pill is what I am currently on, and the only pill I have tried. I've felt a mood change with increased irritability and more frequent/easily triggered crying, and have experienced significant breast growth but no other major weight gain. For me, as a 15-year-old who would prefer a combined pill to any other contraceptive method, I believe it is the best fit for me, seeing as my nurse has evaluated that it is best.


Very negative mood

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