What is Microgynon?
Microgynon is a prescription-only medication and a contraceptive pill. It is highly effective because of the combination of estrogen and progesterone and it can be taken within a 12-hours period of time every day. These contraceptive pills are small and round; each pill contains 0.03 mg of estrogen and 0.15mg of progesterone.
It is a daily pill, which means a woman should take one pill every day, preferably at the same time or at least within a 12-hours period. Depending on whether there are 21 or 28 tablets, a woman may or may not to take the break for 7 days.
What are the advantages of taking Microgynon as a contraceptive pill?
Hormones that are contained in Microgynon are both well studied and are in use for many years. The pill was chosen as a method of contraception by many women around the world. It is very safe and its side-effect are rare – because of low doses of estrogen.
Besides that, Microgynon cam lessen period pain and heavy bleeding, like many other oral contraceptives. This will be a great benefit for women who suffer from periods.
Interaction with other medicines
If you 18+ and looking for permanent contraception, you can buy Microgynon here online with a prescription from our doctor. You should not take these contraceptive pills if you are:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Experiencing vaginal bleeding without any reason
- Have problems with heart or blood circulation
- Allergic or sensitive to synthetic versions of hormones
When answering doctor’s questions be sure to mention any health conditions you have or have had recently. It is also important to mention all the medicines you are taking because Microgynon can be less effective if taken alongside with other tablets. If Microgynon can’ be prescribed to you< our doctor can recommend you other contraceptive pills.
Each pill in the Microgynon blister pack has a standard 150 mcg dose of progesterone and 30 mcg of oestrogen. The combination of the hormones in this quantity is perfect for Microgynon to be both effective and not very harmful at the same time.
How to take Microgynon?
If you start taking the medicine on the very first day of your period, you will get an immediate effect.
- Contraceptive pills should be taken for 21 days each month. Do not chew the pill, it should be swallowed whole.
- To be 100% effective a pill should be taken at the same time every day
- After that goes a period without pills (7 days)
- The protection works during this period even if you are not taking pills
There are no special instructions about taking this contraceptive pill with food or drink. Microgynon has no effect on the ability to drive.
For more information about Microgynon dosages and taking pills, read the attached product leaflet or ask the doctor.
What are the side effects of Microgynon?
Like all medicines, this medicine potentially can cause some side effects, however, not everybody gets them. If you get any of these side effects (or listed in a product leaflet), particularly if severe and persistent, or have any change to your health in general that you think may be due to Microgynon, please talk to your doctor.
Signs of a severe allergic reaction to Microgynon:
- swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat
If you think you may have any of these, see a doctor straight away. You may need to stop taking Microgynon.
Common side effects (between 1 and 10 in every 100 users may be affected):
- depressive mood,
- headache, migraine,
- breast pain, breast tenderness,
- menstrual disorders, bleeding between periods, thick whitish vaginal discharge, vaginal yeast infection.
Uncommon side effects (between 1 and 10 in every 1,000 users may be affected):
- breast enlargement,
- altered interest in sex,
- high blood pressure, low blood pressure,
- vomiting, diarrhoea,
- acne, severe itching, skin rash, hair loss (alopecia),
- vaginal infection,
- fluid retention,
- body weight changes.
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from the PDF-version from this website because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged or the medicine is from another brand.