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Zoely pill reviews

3.5

15 reviews

Zoely is a new pill made with new types of synthetic oestrogen and progestogen. Whilst there isn't much long term data on it, some women love it. This pill has a 28 day pack with 24 white hormone tablets and 4 placebo 'fake' pills which are yellow as a built in break.

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91% - 99+%

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Increased

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None

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Zoely pill

Zoely 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

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Main hormones in Zoely pill

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Anti-Androgenic progestogen

Zoely 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
41 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  23rd Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

Had a horrific experience on this pill. Took for PMDD. Persisted for 6 weeks but ended up severely depressed and having suicidal thoughts (far worse than PMDD symptoms). Also developed awful insomnia. Insomnia lifted within days of stopping. Mood symptoms lifted within a few weeks of stopping. Coming off it was awful.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
35 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Jan 24

  •  Still using

In general I am happy with this pill and I would not like to stop it (there are not many pills that I tolerate), the problem is that since the third box my hair has been falling out a lot, I don't know if it is because before I took Valette which has ethinyl estradiol which It is much more powerful, but it is starting to be overwhelming. I would like to know if anyone else has experienced this effect and if it goes away over time, I would appreciate it if you told me in the comments since I am quite worried.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3rd Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

I didn’t experience any major side effects on this pill. My mood was better when compared to other pills


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
43 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Nov 23

  •  Still using

I have endometriosis and I'm mid-gynae referral so we're in the position of trying the pill to reduce my endo symptoms. I tried Millinette and it was awful (really anxious and bad headaches) so we switched to Zoely. It's not prescribed much near me so we had a real struggle getting hold of it. After I started taking it the first thing I noticed was there were no headaches and my mood/anxiety felt fine so that was really good. The downside was being unable to get through 2 packs without spotting, the intention was to take 2 or 3 packs back-to-back to keep my periods at bay, but my body just decided it was going to bleed when it wanted, so I ended up having to break halfway through every second pack. My periods on this were actually MORE painful, and I found that I had sharp cramps most days but just for a minute or so. I've persevered but had to stop because it's completely out of stock on the NHS. So now I'm switching to Lucette and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Oct 23

  •  Still using

So far Zoely has worked really well for me. Unlike previous forms of birth control (other formulations of the combined pill, and the Mirena), I haven't noticed any negative side effects.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

I found this pill effected my moods, over a longer period of time it gave me PMS like symptoms but without following a regular cycle so it could be hard to predict. However I have found coming off it harder, it’s really affected my skin I’ve developed bad constant acne almost immediately after coming off and it’s not settled down despite being three months. This is not an issue I had before using this pill and I found my skin had changed while on it.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Sep 23

  •  Still using

I had high hopes for Zoely but unfortunately the experience has been pretty awful, so bad I had to stop at the end of the second month. Firstly, the anxiety on this pill has been uncontrollable. I am a pretty anxious person but luckily have always had it under control. Within the first week of starting Zoely, and until I stopped taking, I was hyperfixating on small things and spiralling from the anxiety. I was hoping this would subside after a few months but given the complete loss of sex drive, and discomfort/pain during sex as well as the severe anxiety I decided enough was enough and to stop taking Zoely.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Aug 23

  •  Still using

This is the only pill that has stopped my years of breakthrough bleeding. It's also stopped my periods. Phenomenal.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Aug 23

  •  Stopped using

I tried this after using Eloine for 8 months for pms and acne, this worked really well for my mood and my skin was fantastic. Sadly in the last few months it seemed to be causing quite severe ibs symptoms so I wanted to try something else. As soon as I stopped Eloine my stomach improved. I thought I would try zoely but within 2 weeks my mood was so bad I was crying every day and snapping at everyone and having awful thoughts. I really wanted to stick it out but I just couldn't.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jul 23

  •  Still using

The first 2 to 3 months on this pill were difficult. I was very emotional in a chaotic sort of way. But my main goal for using birth control was to manage hormonal shifts and how I believed they affected my quality of life and mental health. After the difficult first few months, I settled into a steady neutral zone. Yes, my libido is a little bit lower, but a lot less so than compared to other combined hormonal contraceptives I've taken. Ditto on vaginal health - I personally feel everything is a lot more healthy down there. I had previously taken a pill that I was convinced caused dryness to the point of occassional pain, whereas with Zoely things feel a bit more normal, with the obvious lack of ovulation not changing discharge week to week. This is of course my personal experience, but compared to at least one other pill I have taken which raised my blood pressure, Zoely has not (for me!) And my "periods" or withdrawal bleeds feel more natural in that the bleeds are short but bright red versus what I've experienced with other pills. I still struggle with the 4 days off the pill - with both good and bad days and acne coming through those days. And it does sort of feel like every time I start back up on the pill after the 4 day placebo pills that I need a few days to "get used" to it again. But I also don't personally feel that great skipping placebos and taking it continuously as it doesn't feel great for me. Overall, it's not a miracle but it does feel better than other pills I've taken, both physically and mentally. Having said that, it's not good as my very best physical and mental "natural hormone" days pre pill nor ever as bad as my worst "natural hormone" days pre pill. I probably hold on to a couple of extra pounds of bloat but other than that I do not believe this pill has had a good or bad effect on my weight. I take the pill like clockwork at the exact same time every day (evening) and never miss it.


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