Hana pill vs Noriday pill

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Hana pill

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Noriday pill

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Overview

Rated 2.8

16 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.8

106 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Hana pill ingredients

Main hormones in Hana pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen


Noriday pill ingredients

Main hormones in Noriday pill

Androgenic progestogen

What Lowdown reviewers say

22% somewhat positive

39% spotting

56% lost sex drive

56% no impact

78% no impact on skin

Cycle return

33% in 2 months

36% somewhat negative

42% irregular periods

42% no impact

47% no impact

53% no impact on skin

Cycle return

52% don’t know impact

Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

Period pain

Period pain

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Hana pill reviews

16 reviews

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Mar 24

Hana pill  

I have PCOS, so I don't have periods normally as is and hormonal birth control effects me differently. My review is for the other PCOS girlies who have amenorrhea (lack of/no menses). I started cramping almost immediately. I take the pill at noon everyday, and the cramping sets in 30 minutes later. It is worse at night before bed. As far as emotional side effects, I've noticed I am more apathetic than usual, but otherwise fine.

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Decreased sex drive

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Mar 24

Hana pill  

Hana was my first experience of taking a contraceptive at the age of 33. It was generally a positive experience. It really reduced the PMDD symptoms I was experiencing and made the week before my period more manageable. My period was lighter and less painful overall. There were some negatives,my sex drive completely disappeared and I experienced vaginal dryness. My periods were less regular and sometimes I would have two back to back with just a few days in between. Because they were so light it wasn't a huge problem. The biggest issue was I realised that in balancing out my hormonal mood swings it felt like it had gone too far and I was overall emotionally flat. I realised that I wasn't really myself, it was subtle and it took me a while to realise.


Decreased sex drive

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Dec 23

Hana pill  

I feel like I haven't been on it long enough to give it a chance but I've been spotting from the day I started 3.5weeks a go and I've had enough. I've also had terrible heartburn and nausea too.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Mar 24

Hana pill  

I have PCOS, so I don't have periods normally as is and hormonal birth control effects me differently. My review is for the other PCOS girlies who have amenorrhea (lack of/no menses). I started cramping almost immediately. I take the pill at noon everyday, and the cramping sets in 30 minutes later. It is worse at night before bed. As far as emotional side effects, I've noticed I am more apathetic than usual, but otherwise fine.


Decreased sex drive

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Mar 24

Hana pill  

Hana was my first experience of taking a contraceptive at the age of 33. It was generally a positive experience. It really reduced the PMDD symptoms I was experiencing and made the week before my period more manageable. My period was lighter and less painful overall. There were some negatives,my sex drive completely disappeared and I experienced vaginal dryness. My periods were less regular and sometimes I would have two back to back with just a few days in between. Because they were so light it wasn't a huge problem. The biggest issue was I realised that in balancing out my hormonal mood swings it felt like it had gone too far and I was overall emotionally flat. I realised that I wasn't really myself, it was subtle and it took me a while to realise.


Decreased sex drive

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Dec 23

Hana pill  

I feel like I haven't been on it long enough to give it a chance but I've been spotting from the day I started 3.5weeks a go and I've had enough. I've also had terrible heartburn and nausea too.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments


Noriday pill reviews

106 reviews

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jun 24

Noriday pill  

I have PCOS, so don’t get regular periods and take the mini pill in order to balance my hormones. However, I don’t feel that it truly does balance them; I frequently get break through bleeding, feel bloated, have very low energy and experience cramps even when not on my period. As there is no breaks in this pill cycle, I never know if bleeding is a real period or an effect from this pill which concerns me. If I forget to take this pill, it can trigger a hormonal migraine.


Increased sex drive

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0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Apr 24

Noriday pill  

Took this for 7 weeks and my mood has rapidly declined over the last two weeks. Any inconvenience that I’d usually be able to brush off or get over seems to leave my crying uncontrollably. Anxiety levels are higher than normal for me. The two periods that I had while on the pill were definitely longer lasting, would usually be 5 days max but last one was 8 days (although light towards the end). Stopping today because of the depressive thoughts


Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
40 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Mar 24

Noriday pill  

Noriday worked well for me with regards to my mental health. I didn't notice any major change, unlike other progesterone only pills. However, I had UTIs constantly for the whole time I was on it. I've been off Noriday for a week and my bladder feels back to normal!


Decreased sex drive

1 more effect

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jun 24

Noriday pill  

I have PCOS, so don’t get regular periods and take the mini pill in order to balance my hormones. However, I don’t feel that it truly does balance them; I frequently get break through bleeding, feel bloated, have very low energy and experience cramps even when not on my period. As there is no breaks in this pill cycle, I never know if bleeding is a real period or an effect from this pill which concerns me. If I forget to take this pill, it can trigger a hormonal migraine.


Increased sex drive

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Apr 24

Noriday pill  

Took this for 7 weeks and my mood has rapidly declined over the last two weeks. Any inconvenience that I’d usually be able to brush off or get over seems to leave my crying uncontrollably. Anxiety levels are higher than normal for me. The two periods that I had while on the pill were definitely longer lasting, would usually be 5 days max but last one was 8 days (although light towards the end). Stopping today because of the depressive thoughts


Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
40 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Mar 24

Noriday pill  

Noriday worked well for me with regards to my mental health. I didn't notice any major change, unlike other progesterone only pills. However, I had UTIs constantly for the whole time I was on it. I've been off Noriday for a week and my bladder feels back to normal!


Decreased sex drive

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Mar 24

Noriday pill  

I've been on Noriday for 3 months now and it's been a more positive experience than Cerazette, but I am ultimately stopping because I want to have a sex drive again and I won't be sexually active for some months. This pill did balance out my moods a lot, I experienced less headaches, my periods were lighter and less painful but I did experience spotting as soon as it was my ovulation week through to my periods which I continued to get. I also experienced hair loss, my hair tends to shed any but it was noticeably more and even came out in a clump one time. In the future I'll be using condoms whilst I contemplate a copper IUD as I think hormonal methods just aren't for me.


Very positive mood

2 more effects

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Jan 24

Noriday pill  

I was on Noriday for just over 6 months. While my skin improved and my boobs got bigger, this was not worth the other side effects. Not only did I have constant break through bleeding but it tanked my mental health. I had been lucky enough to have never suffered mental health issues but since going on the Noriday pill, I have been riddled with anxiety and started having semi-regular panic attacks. It also killed my motivation for life (including my sex drive). I came off it 3 months ago in favour of the non-hormonal IUD and I am STILL feeling the knock on effects from this pill. I still have significantly bad anxiety / panic attacks which I am hoping goes away once my hormones regulate themselves but right now it feels like a never ending nightmare. Obviously everyone reacts differently to the pill but I just wish someone had warned me of this possibility before I started taking it.


Very negative mood

3 more effects

3 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Sep 23

Noriday pill  

I have no idea what to do, my options are limited. I’ve been on this since coming off desgesterol, which was working for me for years until it decided it wasn’t. Weight gain, dizziness and heavy periods. I’m always tired too.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jul 23

Noriday pill  

This pill worked perfectly for around a year then it started disagreeing with me. Most of the literature says that periods stop when taking this pill but that wasn't the case for me. They would come every month, last 7 days and be heavy for roughly 4 of those days. Then I started getting spotting/breakthrough bleeding most months. I mostly went on this pill to help my periods, it was disheartening that it didn't work for me as my mood wasn't massively affected and I felt it would finally be the pill that worked for me.


Somewhat negative mood

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th Jun 23

Noriday pill  

Tender breasts 2ish weeks before period. Loss of sex drive. Very bad bloating and constipation at times. My anxiety increased but this could have been due to the relationship I was in. I would feel very depressed a day before my period, but the rest of the time I was OK. I would get pink/brown discharge a day or 2 before my period and I am still getting this after 4 months of being off this pill. My period were lighter which was good and I had no pregnancy which was good. I felt bigger (I don't weigh myself though) and this may have been because of the bloating or due to weight gain.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jun 23

Noriday pill  

I have had some side effects, but they're all small and manageable. Ive found that if I take the pill on the dot of when im supposed to I don't get any symptoms, they just tend to pop up when I've taken a pill a little late (say 2 hours past when I was supposed to). For me this has been the best contraceptive I've been on, my libido hasn't been changed, i'm not bleeding excessively and I haven't noticed an effect on my mood either (all of which I had experienced to an extreme level on both other contraceptives I've used before; the Depo-Provera shot and the Cerazette (Desogestrel)).


Gained weight

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Feb 23

Noriday pill  

I have been using Noriday for 1 month now. I started taking it on the first day of my period and found that my period pains were worse and my period lasted for around 8 days rather than 5-6. Since then I have had low level cramping and aching however nothing significant. I have had quite a lot of bloating but not change in weight. I do believe I have still ovulated this month and I haven’t seen any real change in mood or libido which are the two main things that are normally affected for me. Overall so far I’d say this has been better for me than Cerazette and Microgynon but will report back once I’ve used it for a while longer


Worse skin

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0 comments

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