Unwanted 21 and weight gain
Unwanted 21 is a combined pill which contains the synthetic version of oestrogen and progesterone - ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel respectively. Because each pill contains levonorgestrel, they are all second generation pills.
Second generation pills like Unwanted 21 are less likely to cause certain side effects including heavy bleeding, breast fullness, headaches, fluid retention, tiredness, irritability, nausea and bloating.
However, it’s worth remembering that all medications have the ability to cause side effects, including changes to weight and size.
Some women who take Unwanted 21 do notice weight gain or changes to their appetite. There are currently no specific studies on Unwanted 21 and weight gain.
Crisanta and weight gain
Crisanta is a combined oral contraceptive pill containing ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone. This makes them fourth generation pills. They’ll often be prescribed if you’ve tried other pills and have experienced side effects. The Crisanta pill and weight gain as a side effect have not been largely studied.