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383 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

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None

Effect on fertility

Aizea pill ingredients

Main hormones in Aizea pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen


Cerazette pill ingredients

Main hormones in Cerazette pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

For me personally this contraceptive method didn’t suit me. The side effects became too much that I didn’t want to take the pill anymore.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

In the beginning, I thought I got lucky with this pill as although my periods were regular and light before, made them come every two months. I'm not sure whether it's circumstantial or the pill but after about 6 months I started to feel very depressed and couldn't shift this feeling of emptiness. I also lost my sex drive completely and became unbothered about everything and everyone. I wish more non-hormonal birth control was available other than the coil. I'm starting a different kind of progesterone-only pill today so hopefully it goes better than this did.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

Ive been on this pill for just a week so far and its the best mini pill ive tried. I have no side effects apart from some mild dizziness and some drowsiness which is considered normal. If anything i feel more relaxed and happier on it. Ive tried multiple combined & mini pills and had bad side effects from them so cerazette is definitely a big improvement for me.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

For me personally this contraceptive method didn’t suit me. The side effects became too much that I didn’t want to take the pill anymore.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

In the beginning, I thought I got lucky with this pill as although my periods were regular and light before, made them come every two months. I'm not sure whether it's circumstantial or the pill but after about 6 months I started to feel very depressed and couldn't shift this feeling of emptiness. I also lost my sex drive completely and became unbothered about everything and everyone. I wish more non-hormonal birth control was available other than the coil. I'm starting a different kind of progesterone-only pill today so hopefully it goes better than this did.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

Ive been on this pill for just a week so far and its the best mini pill ive tried. I have no side effects apart from some mild dizziness and some drowsiness which is considered normal. If anything i feel more relaxed and happier on it. Ive tried multiple combined & mini pills and had bad side effects from them so cerazette is definitely a big improvement for me.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Started with cerazette for first 6 months and now on zelletts 7 months in. Had spotting randomly for around 4.5 months, the first 3 months were hardest with what seemed like 2 periods a month! This is my 3rd time being on this pill and it hasn't stopped my periods (it did the 1st and 2nd time around). I'm 31 and have pcos, I found this pill does decrease libido slightly and low mood. However I take mood stabilisers and inositol alongside it (not at the same time), so perhaps helps a little with low mood. I also have pmdd and find that it's not changed that but the mood stabiliser have over time. Although my periods are regular after 4.5 months, they are still heavy bur for first 2 days now, with less cramps. I'm not sure why I still get periods when I didnt before but it does help to know I'm not pregnant, considering mood stabilisers can reduce the efficency of oral contraception. I would recommend this pill, it never changed my weight and the decrease in libido works well for me, given I have a high drive prob just crave it like a regular person now lol. P.S Patience is a must with this pill but I do find it worth it.


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

  •  Still using

Have been taking cerzette for 6 months and my anxiety is creeping up again. I had this last time I took this and hoped it was not the pill. Sex drive is zero. No periods at all but the side effects are not worth it.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

I went on this pill because I get migraines with aura, so can’t have the combined pill any more after being on Microgynon for years and having no major issues. I had some headaches to start with on this pill while I got used to it. Cerazette was okay, it stopped my period for the most part (got a v light period with intense cramps every 4 months or so), and it didn’t affect my sex drive. However my boobs hurt every month and periodically, despite not getting a period. My nipples literally felt like razors!! And the vaginal dryness was not fun. I’ve been lucky that I’ve never had bad skin but it was really greasy when I started Cerazette and I noticed more hormonal spots around my chin that wouldn’t ever really go. I definitely feel like I was bloated a lot more and noticed some weight gain but this could have been down to my lifestyle at the time - was going out and not always looking after myself in terms of what I ate and drank. I’ve always suffered from brain fog (thanks ADHD and depression), so it’s hard to say if Cerazette also had an affect on this, but I definitely had mood swings for the first few months of being on this pill. The highs were high and the lows were low for 3-4 months.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
35 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Tried this help with pre menstrual mood. I tried to stick with it because my doctor said that it make take a while to settle/get used to. It did help make me more chilled, but the irregular bleeding / spotting and headaches meant the benefits didn't outweigh enough for me to continue to use it.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  23rd Sep 23

  •  Still using

I feel like shit


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
42 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  23rd Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

I've been on a wide variety of contraceptives over the last 20 years but Cerazette has been the one that has affected my libido. Periods stopped for the 3 years I was on it which was great, but there doesn't seem much point taking contraception if you're not having sex. I've been off it now for 2 weeks and hoping things will return to normal. I'm 42 so hopefully not perimenopausal just yet. Not sure yet how my husband will feel about going back to condoms longer-term, but I'm fed up of synthetic hormones so he'll just have to deal with it (or get the snip!).


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Aug 23

  •  Still using

I have been on this pill since 2016 after months of trying to find what works for me. I waited it out for it to be fully in my system and I love. I do occasionally have spotting but that is usually when I am stressed or if I am ill. I have gained a bit of weight but I yo-yo in general. At the start I was on it for preventing pregnancy as I was in a relationship. Now being single, I use it for period pain relief and to not have a period in general.


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