Microgynon 30 ED Tablets | Contraceptive pill

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Microgynon 30 ED Tablets | Contraceptive pill

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  • Medication features

    Microgynon 30 ED is a combined oral contraceptive (The pill). Taken daily providing an effective method of birth control. The "ED" stands for "Every Day,"

    • Oral hormonal contraceptive
    • Regular medication for the purpose of birth control 
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Overview

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What is Microgynon 30 ED

Microgynon 30 ED contains two synthetic versions of active female sex hormones, estrogen {ethinylestradiol} and progestogen {levonorgestrel}.  

This pill is taken daily to prevent pregnancy and can also be used to treat other issues such as heavy periods. Microgynon contains 30mcg of ethinylestradiol and 150mcg of levonorgestrel.

 It is important to understand that Microgynon contains the same dose of levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol as Levest and Rigevidon.

Types of Microgynon

1.     Microgynon 30: This is supplied in a 21-day pack, which means you take it daily for 21 days, followed by a 7-day respite.

 Each tablet is marked with the day of the week it should be taken. One experiences withdrawal breeding during the 7-day break which is similar to your period. 

You should start your new strips after 7 days and start on the same day each time. One is protected from pregnancy when taking the pills and during your 7-day break.

2.      Microgynon 30 ED: It comes in a 28-day pack where you take one pill daily without a break. You take an active pill each day for 21 days, followed by an inactive pill each day for 7 days. 

It contains 7 dummy pills that have no hormones making it easier to remember the pill as you do not take a break. Each tablet is marked with the day of the week it should be taken.

Take your pill at the same time every day and after your strip start your new one on the same day each time. 

During the last seven days, you will be taking the dummy pills and you will have a withdrawal bleed which is similar to your periods. You are protected from pregnancy throughout the 28 days.

How does Microgynon 30 ED work?

Microgynon has two active hormones {ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel} that prevent pregnancy by:

1.      Preventing the ovaries from releasing an egg{ovulation}.

2.      They make it harder for sperm to reach the egg by increasing the thickness of the cervical mucus fluid 

3.      They reduce the thickness of the Uterus making it more difficult for implantation.

How Effective is Micrognon 30 ED?

The pills are 99% effective if taken in the right way especially when the pill is taken by women under close observation in clinical trials.

 But in real life, the pill is 92% effective. The reason for these results is due to the following factors :

  • Missing of daily pills
  • Taking the pills with medicine that interferes with their effectiveness
  • Low absorption due to vomiting or diarrhea
How Long Does Microgynon Take to Work?

For immediate protection from pregnancy, you should take your Microgynon pill 1-5 days of your period provided you don’t have a short or irregular menstrual cycle.

If you start day 1 and you experience a short or irregular menstrual cycle you will need to use condoms for 7 days if you have sex.

 

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1131.pdf

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Directions

Warnings

Who Should Not Use Microgynon?

You should not use Microgynon every day pill if,

  • If You are allergic to levonorgestrel ethinylestradiol, or any of the ingredients in the pills.
  • If you have or have had a blood clot in the blood vessels of the legs (deep vein thrombosis), the lungs (pulmonary embolism), the heart (heart attack), or the brain {stroke}.
  • If you are concerned about an increased risk of blood clots because of age or smoking. The older you get the higher the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Also smoking increases the chances of blood clots especially if you are older than 35 years of age.
  • If you are taking any antiviral medicines which contain glecaprevir, pibrentasvir, sofosburvir, velpatasvir, voxilaprevir. These are antiviral medicines used to treat chronic hepatitis c.
  • If you have liver disease.
  • If you have gallbladder disease.
  • If you have sickle cell disease.
  • If you are intolerant to some sugars since Microgynon 30 ED contains lactose.

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.

  • What should I do if I missed a dose?

    Missing a single pill does not make contraception less effective. Your contraceptive cover may be impacted if you skip two or more pills or start a fresh pack later than expected.

  • Can I take Microgynon to delay my period?

    Yes, you can use Microgynon consecutively to delay your menstruation. If this happens frequently, you should consult your doctor.

    Remember that taking Microgynon 30 ED back-to-back will not cause a delay in your menstruation because it will occur within the last 7 days of the strip.

  • Can I take Microgynon if I am breastfeeding?

    You should consult your doctor about which contraceptive pill to take while breastfeeding. The combined pill is not generally suggested for breastfeeding moms due to the estrogen content.

  • Can I take Microgynon after a miscarriage?

    Yes, you should consult with your doctor beforehand, but it is possible to begin taking the combination pill immediately after a miscarriage or termination.

  • How do I switch to Microgynon 30 ED from a different pill?

    If you are switching to a new pill, there should be no break between packets, and you may need to use alternative contraception methods throughout the transition.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Microgynon 30 ED

Many women do not experience any side effects, however some will. There are different levels of side effects from common, uncommon, and rare side effects.

Common side effects 

Common side effects affect between 100 and 1000 in every 10,000 users. They include:

  • Stomach ache
  • Headaches
  • Depressive moods or mood swings
  • Sore or painful breasts
  • Feeling sick

Uncommon side effects 

Uncommon side effects affect between 10 and 100 in every 10,000 users. They include:

  • Unusual headaches or Migraines
  • Pain in the chest, arm, or below the breastbone
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • A fainting attack or one collapse
  • Sudden problems with speaking, seeing, or understanding what people are saying
  • Pain or discomfort in your back
  • Sudden weakness, numbness, or bad pins and needles of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.

Rare side effects 

Rare side effects affect between 1 and 10 in every 10,000 users. They include

  • Bleeding and spotting between your periods can sometimes occur for the first few months but usually stop once your body has adjusted to Microgynon 30 ED.
  • Benign liver tumors have been reported in users of the pills.
  • Rarer tumor is a malignant liver tumor that users of the pills have also reported.

Information

About oral contraception

Oral contraception, also known as ‘the pill’ is a tablet taken by women to prevent pregnancy. There are many different types of the pill, which use synthetic hormones, such as oestrogen and progesterone to prevent pregnancy. This can be 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 fertilised 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 a 21 day period 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 are able to supply repeat oral contraception to women that have had the same contraception previously prescribed for them.

Benefits of oral contraception 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.

There are 5 types of oral contraception:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Progesterone-only pill (mini-pil)- 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.

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