Sayana Press injection vs Noristerat injection

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Sayana Press injection

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Overview

Rated 2.8

75 reviews

Every 3 months

Frequency

96% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Short term

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.6

7 reviews

Every 2 months

Frequency

96% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Short term

Effect on fertility

Sayana Press injection ingredients

Main hormones in Sayana Press injection

Less-Androgenic progestogen


Noristerat injection ingredients

Main hormones in Noristerat injection

Androgenic progestogen

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

Endometriosis

Heavy periods

Period pain

Endometriosis

Heavy periods

Period pain

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Sayana Press injection reviews

75 reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Nov 23

  •  Stopped using

I was on the sayanna press injection for 3 years. My periods started off a little irregular for the first couple of months and then stopped completely, which was a blessing as they have always been heavy and painful! Would start to get slight cramps in the week before the injection was due but otherwise, it seemed to suit me quite well. I'm a healthcare professional so injecting myself didn't bother me at all! I gained a little weight whilst using it but I am overweight anyway so unsure if I can attribute this to the injection!

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Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Oct 23

  •  Still using

I can not tell you how much I adore this. The injection is a bit intimidating, but it's very quick, I did my first one with the help of a nurse (watch videos on how to do it and ask the nurse any questions you have). The injection is a bit weird in that you squeeze it into you, vs using a plunger, but it is a very short needle, and it didn't even hurt! I have had next to no side effects, my life has become a lot better, I sleep better, and I am able to get up early for uni. I get no PMS or cramps and I don't even get a bleed anymore (I am a bit sad as I had just bought a bunch of sanitary towels on a Prime Day). I switch from POP to this, and Syana is what birth control should be. On POP, I had so many side effects (which you can read about on my profile), this is amazing, my mind is so much clearer and I lack the PMS brain fog. My only complaint is to do with my NHS trust, they can only prescribe one at a time so if the one you get is faulty you need to request a new one which could take a week, also means you can't have one on standby for if you don't have time to contact GP and go to a pharmacy. The nurse who is my point of contact dislikes this rule and has tried to change it.


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

2 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Aug 23

  •  Stopped using

I only ended up using this for the three month period as I found it made my periods longer and heavier. I was left with only two weeks in between my periods, with my menstural bleeding lasting for at least 10 days. It didn't help with my PMDD/PME or my acne, which are my main goals with contraceptive.


Top side effects not reported

2 helpful

0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Nov 23

  •  Stopped using

I was on the sayanna press injection for 3 years. My periods started off a little irregular for the first couple of months and then stopped completely, which was a blessing as they have always been heavy and painful! Would start to get slight cramps in the week before the injection was due but otherwise, it seemed to suit me quite well. I'm a healthcare professional so injecting myself didn't bother me at all! I gained a little weight whilst using it but I am overweight anyway so unsure if I can attribute this to the injection!


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Oct 23

  •  Still using

I can not tell you how much I adore this. The injection is a bit intimidating, but it's very quick, I did my first one with the help of a nurse (watch videos on how to do it and ask the nurse any questions you have). The injection is a bit weird in that you squeeze it into you, vs using a plunger, but it is a very short needle, and it didn't even hurt! I have had next to no side effects, my life has become a lot better, I sleep better, and I am able to get up early for uni. I get no PMS or cramps and I don't even get a bleed anymore (I am a bit sad as I had just bought a bunch of sanitary towels on a Prime Day). I switch from POP to this, and Syana is what birth control should be. On POP, I had so many side effects (which you can read about on my profile), this is amazing, my mind is so much clearer and I lack the PMS brain fog. My only complaint is to do with my NHS trust, they can only prescribe one at a time so if the one you get is faulty you need to request a new one which could take a week, also means you can't have one on standby for if you don't have time to contact GP and go to a pharmacy. The nurse who is my point of contact dislikes this rule and has tried to change it.


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

2 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Aug 23

  •  Stopped using

I only ended up using this for the three month period as I found it made my periods longer and heavier. I was left with only two weeks in between my periods, with my menstural bleeding lasting for at least 10 days. It didn't help with my PMDD/PME or my acne, which are my main goals with contraceptive.


Top side effects not reported

2 helpful

0 comments


Noristerat injection reviews

7 reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Jan 24

  •  Still using

I became emotional, my stomach is bloated all the time, I have no energy, I feel tired all the time, loss of appetite, I feel uncomfortable, my ears are ringing the whole time, my head feels foggy and I feel confused, I get bad period like cramps


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Dec 23

  •  Still using

Period like cramps, increased white discharge, nausea and bloating made the experience horrible. Stopped getting my periods from the first shot which made me think i was pregnant.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Dec 23

  •  Still using

Period like cramps, increased white discharge, nausea and bloating was horrendous. Stopped getting my period from the first shot which made me think I was pregnant. My depression also got worse.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Jan 24

  •  Still using

I became emotional, my stomach is bloated all the time, I have no energy, I feel tired all the time, loss of appetite, I feel uncomfortable, my ears are ringing the whole time, my head feels foggy and I feel confused, I get bad period like cramps


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Dec 23

  •  Still using

Period like cramps, increased white discharge, nausea and bloating made the experience horrible. Stopped getting my periods from the first shot which made me think i was pregnant.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Dec 23

  •  Still using

Period like cramps, increased white discharge, nausea and bloating was horrendous. Stopped getting my period from the first shot which made me think I was pregnant. My depression also got worse.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Aug 23

  •  Still using

Except for the cramps, I'm happy with this enjection


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

1 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Aug 23

  •  Still using

It gives pregnancy like symptoms which makes one think they might be pregnant however it is safe.


Top side effects not reported

2 helpful

1 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Jun 23

  •  Still using

terrible idea


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Aug 21

  •  Stopped using

Not satisfactory


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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