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Combination birth control pill reviews

3.4

45 reviews

The combined pill is very common and the most frequently reviewed method at The Lowdown. It contains two hormones - oestrogen and progestogen, and can help with acne and heavy or painful periods.

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Combination birth control pill

Combination 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

Combination pill ingredients

Main hormones in Combination pill

estrogen

Combination pill alternatives

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

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


Combination birth control pill FAQs

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3.4

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Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 days ago

  •  Still using

I take it continuously, so I don't take a break week and just start right in on the next package. This has been awesome because i don't get my period anymore (I do let it happen a few times a year). It does a spectacular job of preventing pregnancy. Been taking for 12 years and have never had a legitimate scare. Thank God for birth control.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
23 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 days ago

  •  Still using

I'm feeling headache dizzy and sometimes have no energy to walk even.i loss alot of weight from 55 kg to 47 kg.feeling tired everytime,unrine leakage problem,mood swings angry mostly.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
30 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Not good


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

No side effects.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

none


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

I have suspected PMDD and after being prescribed this pill I experienced a normal period for the first time in my life with no crying or rage and no convincing myself that everyone secretly hates me and that I should just isolate myself. If you forget to take them (especially at the beginning of the pack) those symptoms will return to a moderate degree however. My performance in college and my interpersonal relationships have improved since going on the pill. Is also fairly cheap, I get it from student health services for ~$10 a month.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

I was on another birth control, before and I was switched to Hailey Fe suddenly, I think there was some mistake with the prescription but I just thought it would be the same. After the first month I noticed my mood swings were were, I couldn’t stop crying for no reason. I have a series of bad acne breakouts which I’d never had a problem with before. I’ve been having some dizziness and headaches as well and I gained serval pounds in the first 2 weeks which was upsetting because I’m currently on a weight loss journey. I also had some cramping and breakthrough spotting at first. I’m going back to my previous one immediately.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I was excited about the low dose option for this birth control, but I was disappointed. I had frequent, long periods in the middle of packs and I have developed severe hormonal acne. I did not feel that my libido increased enough to make the low dose worth it.


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Used for 8+ yr
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I liked this birth control, but it decreased my libido and I have frequent recurrent yeast infections.


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Used for 8+ yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  20th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Over 40 been on for 15 years


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