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Ovranette pill reviews

2.9

27 reviews

Ovranette is a very common type of 'starter' pill that is often prescribed because it contains a standard dose of oestrogen and a progestogen with a lower risk of blood clots than some other combined pills. It contains the same ingredients as Microgynon and Rigevidon, which have been around and researched for years.

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Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Ovranette pill

Ovranette pill benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Ovranette pill ingredients

Main hormones in Ovranette pill

Medium oestrogen

Androgenic progestogen

Ovranette pill alternatives

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


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2.9

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Used for 8+ yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

I took the pill back to back, and only experienced some spotting once or twice a year. I loved not having periods. I never got pregnant and I didn't have any issue remembering to take the pill. My moods did not seem to change although I did have depression during this time, and my sex drive was lower. However, I suffered from 6 + years of extremely uncomfortable bloating, recurrent thrush and BV, and more recently a strange underarm rash. I think my body was reacting badly to the oestrogen. I thought I had bad IBS or a food intolerance, but the symptoms disappeared immediately after coming off the pill, so if you're experiencing these symptoms I'd consider changing your contraception.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Feb 23

  •  Stopped using

I was on this pill as my first time on birth control and really didn’t enjoy it, my doctor at the time didn’t tell me any other options of birth control and it was all new to me but I found this pill made me very nauseous, really bad head aches on this and very extreme mood swings which was horrible, I know everyone’s experience is different but this was mine, I did gain a bit of weight as well


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Jan 23

  •  Stopped using

This was the first contraceptive pill I was ever put on and the doctor recommended using 3 packs back to back without any break. The first 3 months were absolutely fine - no major side effects. However, after this point I started to get a lot of spotting. The word spotting sounds like its just a small bit of blood but this was A LOT. It ended up that I would pretty much just have 1 blood free week in the month. And at least 2 weeks of what essentially was as heavy as a period. (I have had ongoing issues with bleeding/spotting on contraceptive pills - no underlying issues - this bleeding ceased when I got the Mirena coil).


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Nov 22

  •  Stopped using

Didn’t suit me at all


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Used for 8+ yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Mar 22

  •  Still using

Have been taking Ovranette for around 10 years now purely for contraceptive reasons. I never had any issues with periods or had major acne problems (just typical teenage acne!). A few months after taking Ovranette I only really get spots if my diet has been bad and my periods are so much lighter. Dramatic reduction in sex drive, and gradual weight gain over the years. Overall I’m pleased with Ovranette as I haven’t had many major side affects, so will continue taking it.


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Used for 8+ yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Feb 22

  •  Stopped using

Was on the combined pill (Ovranette and Microgynon) for about 15 years and didn't have any major side effects while using it. Occasionally experienced migraines while on the week's break. No sex drive. Loved being able to take the packets back to back to avoid having a breakthrough bleed. Unfortunately for the last year of taking it I started getting regular spotting/bleeding and after numerous investigations with no results, was recommended to stop taking the pill which I did and moved onto other methods of contraception.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Feb 22

  •  Still using

During the first months of the pandemic, I started having irregular periods with strong PMS affecting very negatively my mood and emotional stability, due to stress. The gynaecologist recommended this combined pill (30/150) and it helped a lot with both regularity and mood. I had some spotting for a few months, but it is ok now. I am not aware of other side effects.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jul 21

  •  Stopped using

Use it mainly to stop periods by taking it back to back. Minimal side effects.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th May 21

  •  Stopped using

I overall didn’t really have a problem with this. I was getting really bad acne on my cheeks and literally as soon as I started taking this I completely stopped getting pimples... which is great!!! I did notice I had a few mood swings - nothing too bad. My boobs got a little bigger but on the 7 days off the pill it got back to normal and then when I started taking it again it grew a little, vice versa. I also did notice my bloatings lasted longer. The only thing i have to complain about this is how PAINFUL my cramps were on the first day i got my period. I have always been lucky to barely ever get cramps when i was on my period, but seriously the first day cramps i felt when i got off the pill just for 7 days were the WORST. This was my first time on the pill and I don’t have any seriously complaints at all xx


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Feb 21

  •  Stopped using

This pill was fine but I think after being on it for a year, I don't want to be on it anymore. I don't like how much it has affected my body and mind, so will likely come off of it.


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