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Rated 3.0

6 reviews

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Rated 2.8

298 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

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None

Effect on fertility

Micronor pill ingredients

Main hormones in Micronor pill

Androgenic progestogen


Cerelle pill ingredients

Main hormones in Cerelle pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen

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Micronor pill reviews

6 reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Feb 23

  •  Still using

I am currently on Norethindrone and i do not recommend it. I have been eating healthy and trying to stay active. I have gained a total of 7lb in the last 3 months. It does not matter what diet i am on. I keep gaining weight. I also got mild headaches in the beginning. My breast are super tender and they feel larger. My appetite has increased a lot from being on this pill. I am planning on no longer taking this mini pill.

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Mar 21

  •  Stopped using

This medication improved my skin and stopped my periods and I didn’t get pregnant so it definitely went above and beyond it’s job. However, I’ve gained 15 pounds thus far and it seems like thats continuing to go up. I will likely stop taking it soon for that reason alone. Otherwise, it’s been the perfect experience of birth control.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Sep 19

  •  Stopped using

This has worked well for me for years, no side effects (I already had migraines) and it reduced and lightened my periods.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Feb 23

  •  Still using

I am currently on Norethindrone and i do not recommend it. I have been eating healthy and trying to stay active. I have gained a total of 7lb in the last 3 months. It does not matter what diet i am on. I keep gaining weight. I also got mild headaches in the beginning. My breast are super tender and they feel larger. My appetite has increased a lot from being on this pill. I am planning on no longer taking this mini pill.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Mar 21

  •  Stopped using

This medication improved my skin and stopped my periods and I didn’t get pregnant so it definitely went above and beyond it’s job. However, I’ve gained 15 pounds thus far and it seems like thats continuing to go up. I will likely stop taking it soon for that reason alone. Otherwise, it’s been the perfect experience of birth control.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Sep 19

  •  Stopped using

This has worked well for me for years, no side effects (I already had migraines) and it reduced and lightened my periods.


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Cerelle pill reviews

298 reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

  •  Still using

I started the mini-pill as a quick method inbetween the time I was waiting to get the Copper Coil contraceptive. It has worked very well! No spotting or bleeding. Except, my periods were slightly heavier but had little to no cramps. I was very skeptical of the pill affecting my mental health but I am not sure as it could be other reasons!


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Mar 24

  •  Still using

I switched to Cerelle from Hana a few months ago. This pill has been a big improvement for me. My sex drive is back, and everything seems to function normally down there again! I feel more myself than I had before, my moods are generally better. I haven't had a period since I started which is amazing for me as I've always suffered with PMDD and very heavy, painful bleeding. There are a couple of downsides, I have had more headaches and migraines which I've always been prone to. Hoping they will settle with more time. I've also noticed sometimes painful, quite major bloating. At times I look pregnant (I'm definitely not!). I have managed to solve this by adding a supplement to my routine so it's not too much of a concern


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Mar 24

  •  Still using

I have a love and hate relationship with this pill. On the positives i didn’t really get any physical side effects apart from my period stopping which was a bonus. However this pill makes me so much more emotional and anxious than before so thinking of taking a break to see if my mood improves.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

  •  Still using

I started the mini-pill as a quick method inbetween the time I was waiting to get the Copper Coil contraceptive. It has worked very well! No spotting or bleeding. Except, my periods were slightly heavier but had little to no cramps. I was very skeptical of the pill affecting my mental health but I am not sure as it could be other reasons!


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Mar 24

  •  Still using

I switched to Cerelle from Hana a few months ago. This pill has been a big improvement for me. My sex drive is back, and everything seems to function normally down there again! I feel more myself than I had before, my moods are generally better. I haven't had a period since I started which is amazing for me as I've always suffered with PMDD and very heavy, painful bleeding. There are a couple of downsides, I have had more headaches and migraines which I've always been prone to. Hoping they will settle with more time. I've also noticed sometimes painful, quite major bloating. At times I look pregnant (I'm definitely not!). I have managed to solve this by adding a supplement to my routine so it's not too much of a concern


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Mar 24

  •  Still using

I have a love and hate relationship with this pill. On the positives i didn’t really get any physical side effects apart from my period stopping which was a bonus. However this pill makes me so much more emotional and anxious than before so thinking of taking a break to see if my mood improves.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

I was on this pill for nearly 6 months and during that time I was very nauseous. I also had horrendous mood swings and completely lost my sex drive. The worst symptom however was the random bleeding, completely out the blue with no warning which was so inconvenient


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

This was great for my mood and mental stability. Instead of my mood completely dropping drastically and making each month unbearable with emotions, overthinking and mood swings, this gave me a clear head and no drop. I could barely tell when I was due a period. Unfortunately each month I’d have a week of absolute burning and discomfort that made me cry anyway. I came off it to get my body back to normal and just risked the mental health side.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Feb 24

  •  Still using

I was suffering a hormonal imbalance since having my son I went on the depo (which I knew doesn't agree with me) it took 2 years for my periods to come back and they came back with a vengeance. I was down depressed, bleeding all the time, no motivation and no sex drive and constant hormonal headaches. I had completely lost myself. I decided to try the mini pill to have a break from it all and I'm so glad I did I've got myself back I'm happy, jolly and not anxious at all. If your suffering with a hormonal imbalance and need a break like I did I highly recommend cerelle


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Feb 24

  •  Still using

quite a positive experience so far, noticed I don’t show signs of ovulation, occasional small headaches but not significant, no negative effect towards mood :)


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

I got given this pill as I have always had an issue with migraines whilst on the mini-pill. I was on this pill for 4 months and I didn't get one migraine which was great and really balanced my mood swings which I suffered badly from after my pregnancy. However, I literally bled on it all the time none stop. I would wake up in the morning with a a heavier bleed and by the evening I would be spotting. This happened everyday with no break. I finally gave up due to this.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Nov 23

  •  Still using

I had to switch from my combined pill due to risk of breast cancer and stroke. I loved my previous pill but this one I've had such negative experiences, so anxious and depressed and angry, as well as random bleeding and making my work and home life difficult to cope with. I will not be taking this pill beyond the 3 months prescribed


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Oct 23

  •  Still using

Only been on this for 2 months to may make an updated review after longer time. But I was on the Evra patch for about 2 years, I loved it until the end as I got very teary all the time, had no sex drive and when I went on holiday the patch kept sweating off. My skin was always fine on contraception though and didn’t notice any weight gain. With cerelle for the 1st month I had a period as normal, my 2nd month I’ve had no period. I still have a low sex drive (which I had on the patch too) so maybe it’s an outside factor, haven’t noticed any major weight gain, skin is still fine. I’m still teary but I guess I’m just a depressed gal rather than contraception affecting me. Haven’t noticed any change to my boobs. On the patch I was very dry all the time which made sex not fun, on Cerelle I feel like I have more discharge which isn’t too much of a bad thing.


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