Gedarel 30/150

Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I was happily on Loestrin 30 for 4+ years until its sadly been discontinued. This is the second pill I’ve tried as a replacement and while its much better than the first alternative to Loestrin, its still far from perfect. The main problem for me is spots. Going from a flawless complexion to bumpy and spots polling up on my forehead. Mods have been a little more erratic, I feel angry a lot more and impatient at times, but it also feels like I’ve gotten more life force/grit/drive, so its not all bad. I feel a little ore emotional while on it, the anger eruptions tend to be attached to tears almost like a temper tantrum. Weight for the most part has been pretty constant, although i feel like binging much more often than usual. Trying to battle any signs of weight gain as i am not a fan of it. Overall probably 6.5/10 but real downside for me are the forehead spots.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
I gained weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking


Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

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