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Rated 3.2

10 reviews

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Frequency

93% - 99+%

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None

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Effect on fertility

Rated 2.8

298 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Zelleta pill ingredients

Main hormones in Zelleta pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen


Cerelle pill ingredients

Main hormones in Cerelle pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen

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Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

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Period pain

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Zelleta pill reviews

10 reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I couldn’t be happier with this pill. After having a break from contraception and using FAM and falling pregnant twice, I decided I needed to go back on birth control. I initially tried the copper coil but it expelled after 24 hours and I didn’t want to go through the insertion process again. I went to the doctor and she’s said to give the mini pill a go, and I was prescribed Zelleta. I was really nervous as I have previously been in the combined pill for 7 years and it really impacted my mood so I was hesitant to try a pill again, but the doctor told me my body could react differently to the mini pill and she was right. The first two weeks I had headaches almost everyday, and was feeling extremely tired but I think this was down to my body getting used to the pill. After the three week mark they both disappeared. I had no loss of sex drive, I would actually say it’s increased which took me by surprise. I’ve lost around 8lbs and I feel like I have more energy. The only downside for me is my skin (previously completely clear) has had some breakouts but I will take it. My low mood and anxiety has decreased significantly. I was so hesitant to go back on the pill but when your doctor says they’re not all the same and you just have to find the right one for you, listen to them because it’s so true.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

The main side effect I experienced at the beginning of taking this pill was nausea, mainly after I had taken the pill but also throughout the day to the point where I thought I could be pregnant but it has subsided. I have started getting very irregular periods and regular spotting but I don’t really mind it too much, generally they’re a lot lighter and not painful. I have gotten a few more breakouts but they’re quite small, and could be due to other factors - do not let this put you off this pill. In terms of mood I have been crying more but not necessarily because I’m sadder at all? just out of happiness etc haha. No impact at all on sex drive etc yes. Overall a pretty good experience so far (but don’t want to jinx it)


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Oct 23

  •  Still using

The first five months of taking it after switching from the combined pill were amazing, I had no period and felt mentally very well. Then in the 5th month I started lightly bleeding and it hasn't stopped for over 3 months now, affecting my mental health, libido and general health of my vagina. I got thrush more and I started being drier and having pain whilst having sex. I'm not sure if it was user error since I never skipped a pill and the latest I'd ever been to taking it was 3 hours. Notable difference: The first 5 months were on Cerazette, not Zellete, however considering the active ingredient in the pill is the same I'm not sure that's what caused the difference.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I couldn’t be happier with this pill. After having a break from contraception and using FAM and falling pregnant twice, I decided I needed to go back on birth control. I initially tried the copper coil but it expelled after 24 hours and I didn’t want to go through the insertion process again. I went to the doctor and she’s said to give the mini pill a go, and I was prescribed Zelleta. I was really nervous as I have previously been in the combined pill for 7 years and it really impacted my mood so I was hesitant to try a pill again, but the doctor told me my body could react differently to the mini pill and she was right. The first two weeks I had headaches almost everyday, and was feeling extremely tired but I think this was down to my body getting used to the pill. After the three week mark they both disappeared. I had no loss of sex drive, I would actually say it’s increased which took me by surprise. I’ve lost around 8lbs and I feel like I have more energy. The only downside for me is my skin (previously completely clear) has had some breakouts but I will take it. My low mood and anxiety has decreased significantly. I was so hesitant to go back on the pill but when your doctor says they’re not all the same and you just have to find the right one for you, listen to them because it’s so true.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

The main side effect I experienced at the beginning of taking this pill was nausea, mainly after I had taken the pill but also throughout the day to the point where I thought I could be pregnant but it has subsided. I have started getting very irregular periods and regular spotting but I don’t really mind it too much, generally they’re a lot lighter and not painful. I have gotten a few more breakouts but they’re quite small, and could be due to other factors - do not let this put you off this pill. In terms of mood I have been crying more but not necessarily because I’m sadder at all? just out of happiness etc haha. No impact at all on sex drive etc yes. Overall a pretty good experience so far (but don’t want to jinx it)


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Oct 23

  •  Still using

The first five months of taking it after switching from the combined pill were amazing, I had no period and felt mentally very well. Then in the 5th month I started lightly bleeding and it hasn't stopped for over 3 months now, affecting my mental health, libido and general health of my vagina. I got thrush more and I started being drier and having pain whilst having sex. I'm not sure if it was user error since I never skipped a pill and the latest I'd ever been to taking it was 3 hours. Notable difference: The first 5 months were on Cerazette, not Zellete, however considering the active ingredient in the pill is the same I'm not sure that's what caused the difference.


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Cerelle pill reviews

298 reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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
  •  2 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


Top side effects not reported

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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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