Eloine Tablets

Eloine Tablets (84 tablets )

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Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Eloine is a contraceptive pill that is very effective in low dosages. It contains less oestrogen than the usual combined pill, reducing the risk of some of the hormones' potential side effects, including: bloating, nausea and headaches. Each pack contains 24 light pink tablets of oestrogen and progesterone, as well as four white dummy tablets which contain no active ingredients.

Eloine is a form of oral contraceptive and contains two ingredients which have an active effect on your body:

  • Ethinylestradiol (an oestrogen hormone) 
  • Drospirenone (a progestogen hormone)

Eloine works by preventing ovulation from occurring each month. It also increases the amount of mucus surrounding the womb, making it thicker and therefore harder for sperm to complete its journey and fertilize the egg.

Eloine can be easier to use than other contraceptive pills as it is taken every day for four weeks without any break.

It is important to note that lower dosage pills, such as eloine, increase the risk of irregular bleeding relative to the standard combined pill. Low dose pills are generally used by older women; however it is okay for women of all ages to use them.

Eloine is manufactured by Bayer and consists of two synthetic hormones: oestrogen and progesterone, and is only available with a prescription.

Eloine works by inhibiting your body's natural processes, preventing your body from preparing for pregnancy. This is known as ovulation and is the time at which the ovaries produce an egg ready to be fertilized by a male sperm, and is triggered by a drop in levels for certain hormones. If the egg is fertilized then it will begin to develop into a foetus. If the egg does not become fertilized then it will break down and exit the body during menstruation.

Eloine works by "topping up" your falling hormone levels during this time, tricking the body into thinking that ovulation has already occurred. This means that an egg won't be released by the ovaries.

The consistency of the uterus' wall is also altered, making it harder for an egg to become implanted there. At the same time, cervical fluid becomes thicker, making it much harder for sperm to travel through the vagina and fertilize the egg.

Non-Medicinal Contraception Alternatives

  • Female Condoms- Not only do they prevent pregnancy they also prevent STIs. There is currently only one brand available in the UK, called Femidom. Shown to be 95% effective. 
  • Male Condoms- Prevent pregnancy and also prevent STIs. Shown to be 98% effective. 

There are two kinds of pills contained in each course of eloine: 24 pink and 4 white. The white ones are inactive and contain nothing that will have an effect on your body, these are known as placebos. The pink tablets contain the active ingredients listed above, and one should be taken every day for 24 days. After that, one white placebo tablet should be taken every day for 4 days.

During the four 'inactive' days, your hormone levels will drop, causing you to bleed. Each new pack should be started on the day after the previous pack has been completed, even if you are still experiencing bleeding.

It is important to take eloine tablets at the same time every day. Each pill has a sticker corresponding to each day of your course, letting you know exactly when to take each one.

If you vomit immediately after taking the pill, or suffer from severe diarrhoea, then there is a chance that the pill has not been absorbed properly by the body, decreasing its effectiveness. For full instructions on what to do in this situation, read the accompanying package information.

The side effects of eloine effect between toughly 1 and 10 people out of every 100. If you experience them they can include:

  • Nausea
  • Mood swings
  • Headache
  • Breast pain
  • Irregular periods
  • Absence of periods

If you have any concerns about any of the information listed above then you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

There are two active ingredients contained in Eloine tablets:

  • Ethinylestradiol (as betadex clathrate)
  • Drospirenone

There are also several inactive ingredients contained in Eloine tablets:

  • Titanium dioxide (E171)
  • Iron oxide red (E172)
  • Hypromellose (E464)
  • Magnesium stearate (E470b)
  • Talc (E553b)
  • Lactose monohydrate
  • Maize starch

Before taking eloine it is important that you carefully read the following warnings in order to make sure it is the right contraception for you.

Eloine should not be taken if you:

  • Currently or have ever had deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in your leg)
  • Have ever had a blood clot in your lungs or other organs
  • Suffer from a blood clotting disorder
  • Have just had an operation
  • Have ever suffered from a heart attack or a stroke
  • Have ever had angina pectoris or a transient ischaemic attack

Taking eloine can increase the risk of your arteries clotting if you are currently suffering from any of the following diseases:

  • Blood vessel damage associated with severe diabetes
  • Very high blood pressure
  • High levels of fat in the blood (cholesterol or triglycerides)
  • Hyperhomocysteinaemia
  • Migraine with aura
  • Liver disease or a liver that is not functioning normally
  • Tumours in the liver
  • Renal failure (chronic kidney disease)
  • If you have or have ever had breast or genital cancer
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding

Eloine should not be taken if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed above.

Before taking eloine you should consult with your doctor if:

  • One of your relatives has ever had breast cancer
  • You have ever had liver or gallbladder disease
  • You have diabetes
  • You have depression
  • You have Crohn’s disease 
  • You have ulcerative colitis
  • You have systemic lupus erythematosus
  • You have haemolytic uraemic syndrome 
  • You have sickle cell anaemia 
  • You have high levels of fat in the blood (hypertriglyceridaemia) or a history of this condition in the family 
  • You need an operation
  • You have just given birth
  • You have varicose veins
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have had any disease related to sex hormones

If you have ever suffered from pregnancy patches, also known as chloasma, then you should avoid any direct exposure to UV rays.

Taking eloine will increase your risk of developing blood clots relative to not using it at all. Combined hormonal pills have also been linked with increased risk of blood clots; however this is a rare occurrence. If these side effects do occur, it will usually be in the first year of taking the pill.

If you develop a blood clot and it travels to your leg or foot it can cause deep vein thrombosis. If the blood clot then travels to the lungs it can cause a pulmonary embolism.

It is possible that a blood clot can form in veins within other organs, such as in retinal vein thrombosis, although this is incredibly rare.

A few weeks after you have finished taking eloine, your chance of blood clotting will return to its previous levels.

You risk of blood clotting is higher if:

  • You are overweight
  • Someone in your family has had a blood clot at a relatively young age (under 50)
  • You need to have a surgical operation
  • You have been off your feet for a long time (inactivity)
  • Your leg is in a cast
  • You are over the age of 35
  • Recently gave birth (within the last month)

These conditions have a cumulative effect on your blood clotting chance, meaning that the more you have, the higher your risk will be.

If you are travelling on a plane for more than four hours your risk of blood clotting will temporarily increase.

If any of the above conditions apply to you, or if you have any concerns, then speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

The chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke from taking eloine tablets is very small, although it will increase if:

  • You are over 35
  • You smoke
  • You are overweight
  • Someone in your family has suffered from a heart attack or stroke at a relatively young age (under 50)
  • Someone in your family has high cholesterol or triglycerides
  • You suffer from migraines
  • You have a problem with your heart
  • You have diabetes

You should tell your doctor if any of these conditions change any time after you begin taking eloine.

For women using the combined pill, the chance of breast cancer slightly increases. However, it is not known whether this is caused by the treatment or simply because women on the pill are more likely to visit the doctor and receive a checkup. You should check your breasts for lumps regularly and speak to your doctor if you notice anything unusual.

It is possible to experience bleeding outside of the placebo days. If this happens for more than three months, or if it starts after you have been taking eloine for more than three months, speak to your doctor.

It is possible that no bleeding will occur during the placebo days. If this happens, and you are sure that you have taken all of your pills correctly, then it is incredibly unlikely that you will become pregnant.

If you do not bleed for two months in a row then it is possible that you are pregnant. Contact your doctor straight away and only begin to take the next course of pills if you know that you aren’t pregnant.

Some medications can make eloine less effective and cause unexpected bleeding, these include:

  • Epilepsy medication (primidone, phenytoin, barbituates, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine)
  • Tuberculosis medication (rifampicin)
  • Medication for HIV or hepatitis C (protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
  • Treatment for fungal infections such as griseofulvin and ketoconazole
  • Arthritis and arthrosis medication (etoricoxib)
  • High blood pressure medication

Eloine tablets contain the sugar lactose and should not be taken by those with any intolerance.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it possible to have Eloine prescribed to me online?

    Eloine can be prescribed by the Independent Pharmacy and delivered directly to your house; all you have to do is fill out an online form.

  • What exactly is Eloine?

    Eloine, known as Yaz in the UK, is a contraceptive pill that can be taken by women for three reasons:

    • To prevent pregnancy.
    • To treat the symptoms associated with PDD.
    • To treat severe acne.
  • What ingredients are contained within Eloine?

    There are two female hormones contained within eloine, making it a combined contraceptive pill. The first hormone is a natural oestrogen known as ethinyl estradiol, and the second is a synthetic progesterone known as drospirenone.

    These hormones work exactly as they naturally would do during a woman's usual menstrual cycle. Together they both inhibit egg release and prevent sperm from reaching the uterus.

  • How often do I need to take Eloine?

    Eloine should be taken every day for three weeks and then stopped for one week. During the off-week you will experience usual period like bleeding and symptoms. After seven days you can begin the course again.

  • Do I have to wait until a certain time during my cycle to start using Eloine?

    In general, you can start using Eloine at any time during your menstrual cycle. If you have just had a baby, miscarriage, or abortion, then there are special guidelines which should be followed.

    Depending on which stage of your menstrual cycle you are at, you may have to use another form of contraception for the first few days of your course. If you begin your course on the first day of your period then you will be protected against pregnancy immediately without the need for any additional contraception.

    Beginning to take Eloine on any other day may not fully protect you from pregnancy and thus alternate contraception should also be used.

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