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.
Microgynon 30 works the same way all contraceptive pills work, even if they are based on different hormones. Tablets contain hormones that are naturally produced by women body. When a woman takes a synthetic version of hormones, this way she makes her body think that she is already pregnant, and that leads to prevention of the pregnancy. It is a daily pill, which means a woman should take one pill every day, preferably at the same time or at least within 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 a 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 day 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 these 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.
As any other medicine, Microgynon has a list of common and uncommon side effects. Not every woman can experience it, but it is important to know at least the most common side effects.
Common side effects (between 100 and 1000 in every 10,000 users may be affected)
- feeling sick
- stomach ache
- putting on weight
- depressive moods or mood swings
- sore or painful breasts
Uncommon side effects (between 10 and 100 in every 10,000 users may be affected)
- being sick and stomach upsets
- fluid retention
- loss of interest in sex
- breast enlargement
- skin rash, which may be itchy
If you have worries about any of these or other side effects, contact our doctor immediately. Read the entire product leaflet.
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.