Can the pill and mini pill make you tired?

There are two types of contraceptive pills, the progestogen only pill and the combined oral contraceptive pill. They will cause different side effects in different people.

More common side effects include things like a change in mood. But some people may also feel more tired when they first start using the pill. If these side effects don’t go away after a few months, speak to your GP or sexual health clinic.

The combined pill and the progestogen only pill have different hormone combinations so if the side effects from one are bothering you, it may be worth seeing whether you can try a different type of contraception.

Last updated at: 11 January 2023