Microgynon 30 is a combined oral contraceptive that is taken daily to prevent pregnancy. Containing the active ingredients levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol (synthetic versions of progesterone and oestrogen) this pill pack copies the body's natural menstrual cycle making it believe that ovulation has already occurred. Each pack of Microgynon 30 contains 21 beige sugar-coated tablets.
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Microgynon (sold as Microgynon 30) is a combined oral contraceptive that is taken daily to prevent pregnancy. If taken on the first day of your menstrual cycle it provides immediate protection. Each Microgynon pill contains the two active ingredients; ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel. These ingredients work to prevent pregnancy in three ways, providing you with reliable contraceptive protection. It is also used to treat endometriosis, premenstrual tension and painful or heavy periods.
Microgynon pills work in three ways to prevent pregnancy. Firstly, they stop ovulation so that no egg is released. Secondly, they increase the texture of the mucous present in the cervix, which makes it almost impossible for sperm to enter the womb. The third way in which Microgynon 30 tablets work is to prevent growth of the lining of the womb, so that it doesn't become thick enough for an egg to settle, in the unlikely event that ovulation does take place.
Microgynon is a version of 'the pill', which is one of the most reliable contraceptive methods available. It can provide immediate contraceptive protection if taken on the first day of your period, however, it can still be taken two to five days after your period has started, although it may then take seven days for the contraceptive to take effect.
Microgynon tablets will not protect you against any sexually transmitted diseases/infections. If you've had had unprotected sex and are worried you might have contracted an STI, you should talk to your GP or visit a local sexual health centre.
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Microgynon 30 is a monophasic 21 day pill, so during every 28 day cycle there will be a seven day period where you do not have to take it. If you have taken the Microgynon pills at the same time every day as instructed, you should be fully protected during these seven days. Monophasic means that you only take one type of pill for the entire duration of your cycle.
There is one standard dosage for Microgynon pills. Each tablet contains 150 mcg (micrograms) of the progestogen levonorgestrel and 30 mcg of the oestrogen ethinylestradiol. This dosage has been designed specifically to maintain effectiveness, whilst also minimising potential negative reactions.
Whilst Microgynon 30 and Microgynon 30 ED share the same active ingredients, they do differ in one aspect, and that is the amount of pills per strip. A strip for Microgynon 30 ED contains 28 tablets (21 beige and 7 white), whilst a strip for Microgynon 30 contains only 21 tablets. The 7 white pills in the Microgynon 30 ED strip don't contain any hormones, and are used as placebos.
If you happen to forget to take your Microgynon pill at the usual time, then make sure to take is as soon as your can. However, if you have missed it by 24 hours or more, it is recommended to follow these instructions as a guide:
For more information about what to do if you've missed your Microgynon oral dosage for a significant period of time, it's always advised to speak to your doctor or someone at sexual health clinic. You could also speak to a pharmacist if you're unable to see one of the others.
There are side effects associated with Microgynon pills, however they tend to be very mild in nature and go away as your body gets used to Microgynon without requiring any specific treatment. The most common side effects may include:
Some serious side effects such as circulation issues can occur, but this only affects a very small number of users. It's recommended that you seek medical help if any of the above side effects become bothersome, persistent, or if you experience anything more serious.
Some pills have high estrogen content, and estrogen affects body mass.
Certain contraceptives have also been reported to increase hunger, so whilst some pills on their own don't cause you to put on weight, it's important to watch your eating habits as you might not feel full even when you are.
Women using Microgynon 30 pills for the first time may experience side effects, such as spotting, breakthrough bleeding, or missed periods. You should talk to your doctor if any breakthrough bleeding persists.
If you're thinking about coming off Microgynon, then it's always advised to speak to your doctor. Some things that you might have initially gone on the pill for to get rid of might come back. These things, and others, include:
Mood-swings are considered to be fairly common when withdrawing from the pill, however lots of women don't experience anything at all.
If you are worried about Microgynon 30 and depression, or other mental health side effects, it's always advised to talk to doctor or other medical professional.
You can buy Microgynon pills online if you are over the age of 18 and if you are looking for a long-term treatment to prevent pregnancy. You should not take this contraception if you are:
During your consultation, you should make sure to mention any medical conditions or illnesses you may have, or have had, to your doctor. Microgynon 30 may not be as effective as you need it to be if taken alongside certain medications, so ensure that you mention any natural, over-the-counter or prescription treatments you are using during your consultation. If you cannot use this treatment, our doctor may prescribe an alternative contraceptive method.
You can order Microgynon pills online from HealthExpress after completing an online consultation form. Your answers are used by our UK registered doctors to evaluate whether this contraceptive is suitable for you to use. Once approved, your prescription will be sent out to our registered pharmacy and your contraception will be dispatched for overnight delivery. If you're based within London, you can get your Microgynon tablets today, provided you order before 4pm.
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