|Quantity||Ovranette 30mcg Ethinylestradiol / 150mcg Levonorgestrel|
The contraceptive pill is the most popular form of contraception used by women, and is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
The contraceptive pill is taken once a day, orally and at the same time each day.
The pill, also known as the combined contraceptive pill, is a pill which contains artificial versions of the female hormones estrogen and progestin.
This pill is taken for 21 days and then no pills are taken for the next 7 days. Some packs, such as Microgynon 30 ED, contain 7 placebo pills so that the habit oftaking a pill every day is not broken.
The active ingredient in this oral contraceptive is progestin, a synthetic version of the natural female sex hormone progesterone. When taken correctly, the mini-pill is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. It works because it stops ovulation, stops sperm reaching an egg and prevents a fertilised egg implanting in the womb.
The pill can also be used to control painful periods, heavy periods, premenstrual syndrome, and endometriosis.
If you are unsure of which type of pill to take we advise that you see your regular doctor first for a full check-up. This is because taking the contraceptive pill may increase your risk of high blood pressure and cancer. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
All medicines have side effects. Combined oral contraceptives decrease the risk of ectopic pregnancy and cancer in the reproductive system. The pill also usually leads to lighter, less painful and more regular periods and can improve acne. Click here for a patient information leaflet on combined oral contraceptives.
The mini-pill often leads to lighter, less painful periods, but four out of ten women also experience irregular bleeding. Discuss this with your doctor if it happens. Click here for a patient information leaflet on progesterone only (‘Mini Pill’) contraceptives.
Click here for a patient information leaflet on combined oral contraceptives.
Click here for a patient information leaflet on progesterone only (‘Mini Pill’) contraceptives.