All birth control pills contain hormones, and may not be suitable for women with certain medical conditions. Your doctor should be aware of any medical conditions you may have.
Different brands have different side effects, and some have less than others. As these pills may interact with other medicines too, please inform your doctor of all the medicines and supplements which you are currently taking.
Different brands of contraceptive pills may have different additional benefits (e.g. to help with acne or excessive hair growth) and side effect profiles.
The best brand for you will depend on whether you have other medical conditions and if you have experienced serious side effects from any products before. It’s advisable to have an informed discussion with your doctor on the pros and cons of each pill.
While you are on the pill, you should not have your period because it will be suppressed. Some women may experience minor spotting. Your period will come during the pill-free week, usually days 2-3 after finishing the hormone-containing pills.