Microgynon 30 - Contraceptive pill (birth control)

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Microgynon 30 - Contraceptive pill (birth control)

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    Microgynon 30 is a branded combined oral contraceptive pill that is reliable and highly effective in preventing pregnancy when taken correctly.

    • A highly effective form of birth control
    • 99% effective when used correctly
    • Convenient and easy to take
    • Helps to regulate periods and make them lighter & less painful
    • Lower the risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer
    • Take daily for 21 days, with a 7-day break (alternative schedules may be available)
    • Yearly blood pressure and weight checks are required
    • Contains estrogen and progestogen
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To buy Microgynon 30 contraceptive pill online at the lowest price from £11.99, you will need to complete a short medical questionnaire so that the pharmacist can check that it is safe for you to take.

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Microgynon 30 - Birth Control Pill - Effective Contraception for Women

Microgynon 30 is a combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) that is highly effective in preventing pregnancy. It is also a convenient and easy-to-use form of contraception.

Microgynon 30 can also help to regulate your periods and make them lighter and less painful.

How does Microgynon 30 work?

Microgynon 30 works by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary) and by making it difficult for sperm to reach and fertilize an egg.

It also makes the lining of the womb less receptive to the implantation of a fertilized egg.

Microgynon 30 Effectiveness

  • When used correctly, Microgynon 30 is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
  • If not used consistently, about 9 out of 100 women may become pregnant.
  • Vomiting or severe diarrhea can reduce its effectiveness. In such cases, continue taking the pill as usual but use a condom while ill. If this condition lasts for over 24 hours, follow the same steps as a missed pill.
  • Ensure you're not pregnant before starting Microgynon 30.

How to take Microgynon 30

Microgynon 30 comes in a pack of 21 pills. You take one pill each day for 21 days, starting on the first day of your period. After taking the 21 pills, you have a 7-day pill-free break.

During this break, you may experience a withdrawal bleed, which resembles a period but is not the same. On the 8th day, you start a new pack of Microgynon 30, even if your bleeding has not stopped.

If you forget a pill, take it as soon as you remember. However, if you're over 12 hours late, your pregnancy protection may be compromised. Use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for the next 7 days.

When does protection begin after starting Microgynon 30?

If you begin Microgynon 30 on days 1 to 5 of your period, you should have immediate protection against pregnancy, unless your menstrual cycle is short or irregular.

If you start later or have a short/irregular cycle, use condoms for 7 days during sexual activity. Your clinician will guide you on additional contraception in the first seven days if needed.

What should you do if you miss the pill?

The impact of missed pills depends on when and how many are missed. Missing one pill, at any time, doesn't affect contraception. However, missing two or more pills or starting a new pack late may compromise your contraceptive protection.

  • Within 48 hours of your last pill, take the missed one when you remember and continue normally. You might need to take 2 pills in one day.
  • Over 48 hours, the action depends on your last pill and pack position. Refer to the patient information leaflet for specific guidance.

Who should not take Microgynon 30?

Microgynon 30 is not right for everyone. You should not take Microgynon 30 if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Blood clots
  • Stroke or heart attack
  • Liver disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes with complications
  • Breast cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Vaginal bleeding of unknown cause
  • Pregnancy or suspected pregnancy

Microgynon Contraceptive Pills Summary

Microgynon 30 is one of the most commonly prescribed oral contraceptives (birth control pill) and is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when taken correctly.

It works by preventing ovulation and making it difficult for sperm to reach and fertilize an egg.

It is safe and well-tolerated for most women, but it is important to talk to your doctor before starting to make sure it is right for you. However, if you miss a pill or take it late, your risk of pregnancy increases.

Patient Leaflet

Author
NameMr Suhail Jamil
RoleSuperintendent Pharmacist
GPhc Number2069518
Author

Resources

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/002822439090079G

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7371971/

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Directions

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Tricycling: Daily 1 pill for 9 weeks without a break. After 9 weeks (3 packs of pills), have a 4 or 7-day break, then resume the cycle.

Continuous Use: Take 1 pill daily without any breaks.

Flexible Extended Use: Daily 1 pill for at least 21 days. If you experience unacceptable bleeding, have a 4-day break. On the fifth day, start taking the pill daily again, and avoid another break for at least 21 days.

Dosage

There are 5 types of oral contraception:

  1. Monophasic 21-day contraceptive pills - They contain oestrogen and progesterone. They are taken for 21 days followed by a 7 day break, then the cycle starts again.
  2. Monophasic 28-day preparations - They contain oestrogen and progesterone. They are taken continuously. The first 21 days will be an ‘active’ pill, and the last 7 days are ‘inactive’ pills. You will take tablets for 28 days, then you should start a new pack for another 28 days.
  3. Phasic 21 day preparations - They contain oestrogen and progesterone. They are taken for 21 days followed by a 7 day break, then the cycle starts again. These contain different levels of each hormone depending on which day's pill you are taking.
  4. Phasic 28-day preparations - They contain oestrogen and progesterone. They are taken continuously. The first 21 days will be an ‘active’ pill, and the last 7 days are ‘inactive’ pills. You will take tablets for 28 days, then you should start a new pack for another 28 days.These contain different levels of each hormone depending on which day's pill you are taking.
  5. Progesterone-only pill - They contain progesterone only. These pills must be taken continuously everyday at the same time within a 3 hour window each day. Each pack contains 28 tablets, and each new pack should be taken back to back.

FAQ

  • How effective is the pill?

    The combined pill (contains oestrogen and progesterone) is 99.9% effective when taken correctly. The progesterone only pill is 95% effective when taken correctly.

  • What are the benefits of oral contraception?

    Benefits include:

    • Easy and convenient contraceptive method.
    • Highly effective in preventing pregnancy.
    • Lighter periods and also less cramping, bloating, and irritability that are often associated with normal menstruation.
    • Does not interfere with sexual intercourse.
    • May provide some protection from pelvic inflammatory disease which, if left untreated, can lead to infertility.
    • Clear up hormonal acne.
  • What other contraceptive choices are there?

    There are many different types of contraception available other than the contraceptive pill. These include:

    • The implant
    • A progesterone only injection
    • Contraceptive patches
    • Inter-uterine Devices (IUD)
    • Vaginal rings
    • Condoms
    • Dams
    • Caps
  • If I am on the pill, does my partner need to use a condom?

    In terms of preventing pregnancy, a condom would not be required. However, condoms should be worn during sexual intercourse to protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are the only way to prevent transmission of STDs.

  • Who should not use the contraceptive pill?

    You should not take the contraceptive pill if:

    • You have a history of blood clots
    • You have ever had breast cancer
    • You are pregnant
    • You have a history of heart problems
    • You may also potentially have to avoid oral contraception if you smoke, due to the risk of developing a blood clot.
  • Does the pill prevent STDs?

    No. Only condoms prevent STDs. You are still susceptible to STDs if you are having sex without a condom whilst taking the pill.

  • Do I need to take emergency contraception if I have sex when I have forgotten to take my pill?

    This will depend on:

    • the type of contraceptive pill you are taking
    • how many pills you have missed
    • what stage of your cycle you are currently in

    Emergency contraception may not always be necessary in this case.

  • Do I need to take the pill at the same time every day?

    For combined contraceptive pills it does not matter at what time you take the pill, although you should aim to do this at a regular time every day, and missing one pill will not necessarily mean you are not covered.

    For progesterone only (mini pills), they need to be taken at the same time each day or within 3 hours of that time (12 hours for Cerazette). Missing a tablet or not taking it at the right time may lead to bleeding or lack of contraceptive cover.

  • Is it safe to stay on the pill for long periods of time?

    Yes, for certain people. Medical evidence suggests that in women who don’t smoke, do not have high blood pressure and are not overweight, it is perfectly safe to continue taking the contraceptive pill up until they are 45.

  • How do Combined Oral Contraceptives work?

    The combined oral contraceptive pills also known as ‘the pill’ is a tablet taken by women to prevent pregnancy. There are many different types of pills, which use synthetic hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone to prevent pregnancy. This can be done in 1 of 3 ways:

    1. They stop ovulation, so an egg is not released from the ovaries.
    2. They thicken a woman’s cervical mucus, making it harder for the sperm to reach the egg.
    3. They make a woman's womb inhospitable to stop a fertilized egg from attaching to the lining of the uterus.

    Oral contraceptive pills are normally taken once daily at the same time each day. For the pill to have maximum effect, it must be taken at the same time each day. This is particularly important for certain contraceptive pills, which must be taken in a 3-hour window for them to be effective at all.

    Most contraceptive pills involve 21 days of taking the pill, followed by a 7-day break. Whereas others are taken continuously.

    You should never take a contraceptive pill that has not been prescribed for you by your doctor, and you must have a pill review at least once a year, which includes a blood pressure test.

    Here at Ashcroft Pharmacy, we can supply repeat oral contraception to women who have had the same contraception previously prescribed for them.

  • What is the best time to start taking Microgynon 30 to be protected from pregnancy immediately?

    The best time to start taking Microgynon 30 to be protected from pregnancy immediately is on the first day of your period. This will give you contraceptive protection with your first pill.

  • When will I be protected from pregnancy after starting Microgynon 30?

    If you start taking Microgynon 30 on the first day of your period, you will be protected from pregnancy immediately. However, if you start taking it on any other day of your cycle, you will need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for the first 7 days.

    It is important to note that even if you start taking Microgynon 30 on the first day of your period, you may still have some spotting or bleeding for the first few days. This is normal and does not mean that the pill is not working.

  • How soon does Microgynon 30 start working?

    Microgynon 30 starts working immediately if you start taking it on the first day of your period. However, if you start taking it on any other day of your cycle, you will need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for the first 7 days.

  • Why do I need to use a backup method of contraception for the first 7 days if I start taking Microgynon 30 on any other day of my cycle?

    Microgynon 30 needs to build up in your system before it is fully effective at preventing pregnancy. It takes about 7 days for the pill to reach full effectiveness.

  • How can I make sure that I am taking Microgynon 30 correctly?

    It is important to take Microgynon 30 at around the same time every day. Missing a pill or taking it late increases the risk of pregnancy. If you vomit or have severe diarrhea within 3 hours of taking a pill, take another pill.

    You should also check with your doctor if you are taking any other tablets, as they may make Microgynon 30 less effective.

  • When will Microgynon 30 start working to prevent pregnancy?

    If you start taking Microgynon 30 on the first day of your period, you will be protected from pregnancy immediately. However, if you start taking it on any other day of your cycle, you will need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for the first 7 days.

  • Is Microgynon 30 safe to use whilst breastfeeding?

    While Microgynon 30 is generally safe for breastfeeding mothers, it is recommended that you wait until at least 6 weeks after giving birth before starting to take it.

    This is because the hormones in the pill can pass into your breast milk and may affect your baby. (So it is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers until 6 weeks after giving birth)

  • If you are breastfeeding and need contraception, there are other options available that are safe and effective. These include:

  • Why is Microgynon 30 not recommended for breastfeeding mothers?

    The estrogen in Microgynon 30 can pass into breast milk in small amounts. This is unlikely to harm your baby, but it can reduce the amount of milk that you produce.

    In addition, some studies have shown that estrogen can cause side effects in breastfed babies, such as irritability, sleep problems, and weight gain.

  • When can I start taking Microgynon 30 if I am breastfeeding?

    It is recommended that you wait until 6 weeks after giving birth before starting Microgynon 30. This is because your milk production will be established by this time and your baby will be less likely to be affected by the estrogen in the pill. If you need to start contraception before 6 weeks postpartum, talk to your doctor about other options.

  • What other birth control options are safe for breastfeeding mothers?

    There are some other birth control options that are safe and effective for breastfeeding mothers. These include:

    Progesterone-only pills: Progesterone-only pills do not contain estrogen, so they are less likely to affect milk production.

    Intrauterine devices (IUDs): IUDs are inserted into the uterus and release a small amount of copper or levonorgestrel (a type of progesterone). IUDs are very effective at preventing pregnancy and they can last for several years.

    Birth control implants: Birth control implants are inserted under the skin of the upper arm and release a small amount of levonorgestrel. Birth control implants are very effective at preventing pregnancy and they can last for up to 3 years.

    Barrier methods: Barrier methods, such as condoms and diaphragms, can be used to prevent pregnancy without affecting milk production.

    Talk to your doctor about the best birth control option for you and your baby.

  • Can I use Microgynon 30 to skip my period?

    Yes, you can use Microgynon 30 to skip your period. To do this, you would take two packs of Microgynon 30 back-to-back without taking a break between packs. To ensure please talk to your doctor about this.

  • Will Microgynon 30 make my periods lighter or stop them altogether?

    Microgynon 30 can make your periods lighter or stop them altogether. This is because Microgynon 30 contains hormones that prevent ovulation and thin the lining of the uterus.

  • Is it safe to take Microgynon 30 continuously to avoid having periods?

    Yes, it is safe to take Microgynon 30 continuously to avoid having periods. There are no known health risks associated with taking Microgynon 30 continuously.

  • Is it safe to use birth control pills to stop my period?

    Yes, it is generally safe to use birth control pills to stop your period. This is a common practice among women who want to avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of menstruation. There are no known long-term health risks associated with skipping periods using birth control.

  • Can I use birth control to skip my period every month?

    Yes, you can use birth control to skip your period every month. There are two main ways to do this:

    • Continuous use: This involves taking active pills every day without taking a break for placebo pills. This will prevent you from having a withdrawal bleed, which is like a period.
    • Extended use: This involves taking active pills for longer than 21 days, followed by a shorter break for placebo pills. This can make your periods less frequent or lighter.

    Talk to your doctor about which one is right for you. They can also help you choose a birth control pill that is likely to be effective for skipping periods.


  • Are there any risks associated with skipping periods using birth control?

    There are no known long-term health risks associated with skipping periods using birth control. However, some women may experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting when they first start skipping periods.

    This is usually temporary and will go away after a few months. If you experience breakthrough bleeding that is heavy or lasts for more than a few days, talk to your doctor.

  • What are the benefits of skipping periods using birth control?

    There are several benefits to skipping periods using birth control, including:

    • Reduced menstrual cramps and pain
    • Less bleeding
    • Fewer mood swings
    • Improved quality of life
  • How do I skip my period using birth control pills?

    There are two main ways to skip your period using birth control pills:

    • Continuous use: This involves taking active pills every day without taking a break for placebo pills. This will prevent you from having a withdrawal bleed, which is like a period.
    • Extended use: This involves taking active pills for longer than 21 days, followed by a shorter break for placebo pills. This can make your periods less frequent or lighter.

    Discuss with your doctor about which method is right for you. They can also help you choose a birth control pill that is likely to be effective for skipping periods.

  • Does Microgynon 30 cause weight gain or weight loss?

    No, Microgynon 30 does not typically cause significant weight gain or weight loss. Some women may experience slight weight fluctuations while taking Microgynon 30, but this is usually due to water retention rather than an actual gain in body fat.

  • Is it common to gain weight while taking Microgynon 30?

    No, it is not common to experience significant weight gain while taking Microgynon 30. Studies have not found a consistent link between Microgynon 30 and weight gain.

  • Will I experience any changes in my weight if I start taking Microgynon 30?

    Most women do not experience significant changes in their weight when they start taking Microgynon 30. However, some women may notice slight weight fluctuations due to water retention.

  • Is there any connection between Microgynon 30 and weight fluctuations?

    There might be a slight connection between Microgynon 30 and temporary weight fluctuations due to water retention. However, this is not the same as actual weight gain in the form of body fat.

  • Should I be concerned about weight gain as a side effect of Microgynon 30?

    No, you should not be overly concerned about weight gain as a side effect of Microgynon 30. If you are concerned about weight gain, talk to your doctor. They can help you monitor your weight and make sure that you are taking Microgynon 30 safely and effectively.

  • Is there any difference between Microgynon and Levest?

    Microgynon 30 and Levest are essentially the same medication. They both contain the same active ingredients (levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol) in the same dosages, and they work in the same way to prevent pregnancy. The only difference between the two is the brand name.

  • Can I switch from Microgynon to Levest or vice versa?

    Yes, you can switch from Microgynon 30 to Levest or vice versa without any problems. You do not need to consult with your doctor before switching, as the two medications are essentially the same.

  • Are Microgynon and Levest interchangeable?

    Yes, Microgynon 30 and Levest are interchangeable. This means that you can switch between the two without any problems. OR

    If you want to switch your contraceptive pill, reach out to us through your Patient record or schedule an appointment with your GP to talk about the change. If switching to a new pill, you might be advised to avoid breaks between packs and use other contraceptive methods during the transition.

  • Which birth control pill is better, Microgynon or Levest?

    Neither Microgynon 30 nor Levest is better than the other. They are both equally effective at preventing pregnancy and have the same side effects. The best birth control pill for you is the one that you are most comfortable taking and that fits your lifestyle.

    It is important to note that while Microgynon 30 and Levest are very similar, there may be slight variations in inactive ingredients, which could affect individuals differently. If you have any concerns about switching between the two brands, it is always a good idea to consult with your doctor.

  • Can I purchase Microgynon 30 online?

    To buy Microgynon 30 contraceptive pill online at the lowest price from £11.99, you will need to complete a short medical questionnaire so that the pharmacist can check that it is safe for you to take. Once your order is approved, the pharmacist will dispense the medication and send it to you discreetly in the post.

    For all combined contraceptive pills, we'll require your height, weight, and blood pressure to ensure safe prescribing. You can provide this information during the consultation.

  • Important information about Microgynon 30

    If you've previously purchased your pill from us, you can request additional 3, 6, or 12-month supplies via your Patient Record, provided it's medically suitable. For pill changes, please message us through your Patient Record.

    Combined contraceptives may lead to increased blood pressure, posing a risk. Your blood pressure should be assessed before starting any combined contraceptive and then annually. If you've recently had your blood pressure checked or have used a home blood pressure monitor, you can share this information during your consultation.

  • Safety: Taking Other Medicines

    You should typically be able to take Microgynon 30 alongside other medications. However, it's important to let us know about any prescription, over-the-counter medicines, or recreational drugs you're using so that we can prescribe Microgynon 30 safely.

  • Are All Daily Oral Contraceptives The Same?

    No, not all daily oral contraceptives are identical. There are various types of oral contraception, each with slight differences. It's crucial to follow your prescriber's instructions for taking your oral contraception. Missing doses or not following the prescription can reduce its effectiveness and may not work as intended.

  • Alternative birth control treatments

    We provide various contraceptive options, including combined pills, low-dose pills, and mini pills. You can explore all our contraception choices.

    Condoms are a reliable contraception method and safeguard against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

    Additionally, long-acting contraceptives are accessible through your GP or family planning clinic, such as implants, the coil, and injectable contraception.

Side Effects

Side effects of Microgynon 30

The most common side effects of Microgynon 30 are mild and go away on their own within a few months of starting the pill. These side effects may include:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Spotting or bleeding between periods
  • Headache
  • Mood changes

More serious side effects of Microgynon 30 are rare, but they can occur. These side effects include:

  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Liver problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Gallbladder disease

Side effects of oral contraception

Side effects can often occur with oral contraception, but most of the time these effects are mild and go away with continued use of the pill. Common side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Sore, swollen breasts
  • Spotting between periods

With more severe side effects, you should stop taking the pill and consult your doctor. These include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Severe headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Swelling or aching in the legs

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