Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause a latex allergy?

How our community feel they have been impacted by a latex allergy on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

96%

A bit

1%

Quite a bit

1%

A lot

1%

A great deal

1%

Out of the 1268 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini pill, 0 people (0%) reported a latex allergy.

Reviewers that reported a latex allergy as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Dec 23

  •  Still using

This was the 1st contraception I ever tried and I went on this pill for 2 reasons: The 1st was for cramps and the 2nd was for a contraception which I used alongside condoms. When I started this pill I was on my period/experienced spotting for 140days from May (when I started the pill) to December. However, I did not experience cramps so I was happy to continue with this pill as the period was very light. After this I got my period about every 6weeks and started to get mild cramps but would reduce with paracetamol. After about 18 months of being on this pill I started to experience cramps again. My period was been dreadful. I’ve been on my period for 2weeks now with cramps and heavier bleeding than usual. I’m really tired and run down due to it all and absolutely hate it. A new doctor informed me that this was not the best pill to go on if I don’t have any underlying health problems i.e. A risk of clots. I had no other side effects on this pill so I think it is a good option if you don’t experience cramps and are looking for a contraceptive with less hormones as my friend has had a good experience on it. However it’s definitely not for me and I’m going to change asap.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Aug 23

  •  Stopped using

Initially, this caused so much spotting and periods that lasted from days to a number of weeks that it meant I couldn’t have sex anyway. Having said this, I didn’t want to. My breasts were so sore. Once the periods reduced (slightly), I found myself having unbearable anxiety, mood swings, thrush and eventually had to stop taking this without much warning as symptoms were uncontrollable. It made me doubt my judgement and thoughts, I was never sure if my feelings were valid or if my moods were so unstable that it was causing me to overthink everything.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 23

  •  Stopped using

Was always on my period when taking this pill, bled non stop for 3 months. Was horrible and gave mood swings. Stopped taking in the end as could barely have sex as constant bleeding, so wasn't even worth it.


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Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported tender breasts

46% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported period like cramps

44% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

39% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


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Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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