Qlaira is a daily contraceptive option that provides effective protection against pregnancy. This pill is multiphasic, meaning it's designed to mimic changing hormone levels, in your natural menstrual cycle, as closely as possible. It contains the active synthetic hormones estradiol valerate and dienogest and a pill is taken every day (28 pill pack) with no breaks.
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Qlaira is a form of oral contraceptive known as the pill. It was the first oral contraceptive to use estradiol valerate rather than ethinylestradiol, which is the synthetic oestrogen used in most combined contraceptive pills as one of its active ingredients. It also contains dienogest, which is a form of synthetic progestogen.
Qlaira is a combined oral contraceptive, which means it prevents pregnancy in three ways. Firstly, the hormones in the pill trick the body into thinking ovulation has already taken place, which means an egg is not released. Secondly, the hormones also thicken the cervical mucus at the neck of the womb, which makes it difficult for sperm to travel into the uterus. Finally, the lining of the womb is made thinner, so in the unlikely event that an egg were released and fertilised it would not be able to imbed itself to the wall to grow.
Qlaira is almost 100% effective as a method of birth control. It is also clinically proven to effectively treat heavy or painful periods. As Qlaira is a 28 day pill, it is designed to closely mimic your natural menstrual cycle, meaning you will be less likely to experience side effects on this contraceptive pill than most others.
If you start to take Qlaira on the first day of your period, you will be protected immediately against pregnancy. If you continue to take Qlaira correctly, you will have less than a 1% chance of falling pregnant.
A course of Qlaira contains 28 pills, which means you take one pill every day without a break. There are four types of active tablets, which contain different doses of hormones. Further information about what is in these pills is available in the dosage information further down the page.
It is important that you take your course of medication in exactly the order specified by the pack, beginning with the first tablet on the first day of your period. There are self-adhesive strips supplied with each pack of Qlaira to help remember which day to take each tablet.
Though the two white pills do not contain any active ingredients, it is still important to take them as scheduled. This is to ensure that you remember to take each pill regularly. You will still be protected against pregnancy while you take these two pills.
The dosage system with Qlaira is slightly different to that of other combined oral contraceptive tablets. Over the course of 28 pills (one pill each day without a break) each colour corresponds with the following:
There will also be two inactive white tablets in a pack.
This dosage has been formulated to maintain effectiveness whilst simultaneously minimising possible side effects.
Due to the way Qlaira's dosages differ depending on which pill you're scheduled to take, the guidelines for missed doses vary. There are 26 active tablets, and two inactive pills. Therefore, if you miss your white inactive pill, there is nothing to worry about.
However, should you miss one of the active pills then try to take it as soon as possible. Although, you shouldn't take more than two active pills in one day so if this happens you should talk to your GP for further instructions.
If you have unprotected sex within 12 hours of a late dosage then you will still be protected by Qlaira, however, if you're late by more than this time period then you need to use other forms of protection such as condoms.
Due to the way this medication works, your risks are different depending on which day of the pill cycle you're currently on, so it's always best to call your doctor for more information should you find yourself in this situation.
The risk of side effects in medications like Qlaira is considered low, however, as with any prescription medication, there is a possibility that you will experience negative reactions. If you do experience any adverse effects, you should be aware that they are most likely caused by your body adjusting to the hormones, and should not last for very long. If they persist or worsen, you should discuss this with a doctor who will be able to advise you further.
The most common side effects are usually very mild and include:
More rare side effects can include:
None of these side effects should be permanent, and most will disappear when your body gets used to the pill. Not all the side effects are listed above, so it's recommended you read the patient leaflet for a more detailed look. If you are concerned about any serious side effects, you should contact a qualified healthcare professional.
Qlaira is considered a safe contraceptive for most women over the age of 18 who require an effective contraceptive cover. However certain conditions or situations may limit who can use this pill. This includes:
Some medications may affect the efficacy of this medication. These include some antibiotics and sedatives, as well as medications to treat epilepsy. Phenylbutazone, griseofulvin and St John's Wort are also not considered compatible with Qlaira.
For further information, please refer to the patient information leaflet that is provided with your Qlaira pills, and is also available for download towards the bottom of this page.
You can buy Qlaira online from HealthExpress with our safe and secure ordering process. We require you to complete a free confidential consultation, which will ensure that the Qlaira pill is suitable for you. Once a doctor has approved you to order Qlaira, you will be issued a prescription, which will then be dealt with by our pharmacy. Your order will be dispatched for quick and secure delivery via free next-day courier. If you live in London, you can receive your order today if you place it before 4pm.
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