Mini-pills, what do patients say about them?
April 2, 2018

Mini-pills are also known as progesterone-only-pills.

Many women go through several contraceptive pills until they find the one that suits them. Some women have absolutely no side-effects, while others on the exact pill present adverse symptoms. There are many types of pills, like the combined pill and now we have progesterone only pills, or so called “mini-pills”. When taken correctly mini-pills are 99% effective, just like the combined pill. However, differently from the combined pill, the mini-pill is taken continuously (28 day pack) and presents some possible side effects:

  • Acne
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood changes
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Irregular bleeding

Furthermore, it is essential to take a mini-pill within a 12 hour window in order to be fully protected against pregnancy. Many women choose to use smartphone apps to help them take their type of mini-pill. And so simply scanning your medicine box with the Medsmart® app, will make it appear in your virtual medicine cabinet and will enable you to set up reminders. Using Medsmart® could help you remember to take your pill at the exact same time every day, in order for you to go about your busy life worry free!

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Written by Julie Regamey.



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