Microgynon ED Tablets

Microgynon & Microgynon ED

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Product Information

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  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Microgynon 30 is an oral contraceptive. Its two active ingredients, levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol, prevent ovulation from occurring during the menstrual cycle. Microgynon 30 contains a lower dose compared to most combined contraceptive pills.  Microgynon ED has the same properties as Microgynon 30, except each pack has 28 tablets, meaning you take one every day without interval. The final seven tablets do not contain hormones. Every day contraceptives like this will get you in the routine of taking one pill each day, so that you will not forget to restart at the beginning of each cycle.

If you have been prescribed Microgynon 30, repeat suppliescan be purchased online from The Independent Pharmacy, following a simple medical questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order on the same working day – if they deem that Microgynon 30 is suitable for you, your order will be with you as soon as the next working day.

Pregnancy occurs when an egg released from the ovaries is fertilised by sperm. In a normal menstrual cycle, the ovaries release one egg each month – this is the process of ovulation. This process is controlled by the female sex hormones progesterone and oestrogen. Microgynon 30 contains two synthetic hormones, levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol, which imitate these two natural hormones. They control the levels of each hormone in such a way that prevents an egg from being released. The Pill also makes it more difficult for sperm to reach the uterus, by thickening the fluid that is in the cervix.

During a regular menstrual cycle, the endometrium (the wall of the uterus) builds up in preparation for a fertilised egg. Microgynon 30 reduces the extent of this buildup, making it less likely that a fertilised egg will develop into an embryo. As a further result, periods become lighter.

Microgynon 30 may reduce acne, and protect against conditions such as fibroids, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease. It will not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

There are 21 Microgynon 30 pills in a pack. Once you have finished a pack, you will stop taking the pill for seven days. During this time you will have a normal bleed. Once seven days have passed, begin your next cycle of treatment.

If possible, begin taking Microgynon 30 on the first day of your period - if you begin taking the Pill in the first five days of your cycle, you will be immediately protected from pregnancy.

There are 21 Microgynon 30 pills in a strip. Once you have finished a strip, you will stop taking the pill for seven days. During this time you will have a normal bleed. Once seven days have passed, begin your next cycle of treatment.

If you take Microgynon ED, for the first 21 days, take a beige-coloured tablet at a similar time each day. For the final 7 days of the cycle, you will take larger white tablets which do not contain any active ingredients.

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, even if it is nearly time for your next pill. If you have missed one day, you should still be protected from pregnancy. If you miss multiple days, you are advised to use additional contraception for the following seven days.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Microgynon 30, however if you do they may include:

Stomach pain, nausea, weight gain, headache, mood swings, breast pain.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredients contained in Microgynon 30 are 150mcg levonorgestrel & 30mcg ethinylestradiol.

Microgynon 30 also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate (E572), sucrose, macrogol 6000, calcium carbonate (E170), talc, montan glycol wax, titanium dioxide (E171), glycerin (E422), ferric oxide pigment yellow (E172).

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Microgynon 30 is unsuitable for you if you have:

  • Ever had a blood clot
  • A history of heart attack or stroke
  • Any other circulatory problems
  • Ever had breast cancer
  • Impaired liver function
  • Severe migraines with visual disturbances
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of Microgynon 30.

You may be advised not to take Microgynon 30 if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Heightened fat levels in the blood
  • High risk of blood clots
  • Sickle-cell anaemia
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Kidney disease
  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Varicose veins
  • Diabetes
  • An inflamed pancreas
  • Inflamed veins under the skin
  • Obesity
  • Porphyria
  • Migraines.

Do not use Microgynon 30 if you have breast cancer, or if you have had it before. Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives may slightly increase your chance of developing breast cancer. Once you have stopped using the Pill for at least 10 years, your risk levels will come back down. Women who are elderly and/or overweight are more vulnerable to breast cancer. Take care using Microgynon 30 if a close relative has suffered from breast cancer before. Check your breasts and nipples regularly for any changes or lumps. If you notice anything abnormal, visit your doctor as soon as you can.

Though the risk is slightly lower than for other contraceptives, you may be more susceptible to blood clots while taking Microgynon 30, especially during the first year of use. Talk to your GP before having any operation while taking the Pill. You may need to stop using Microgynon 30 in advance of the operation to avoid the increased risk of a blood clot. You are also at a heightened risk of developing a blood clot if you:

  • Smoke
  • Are obese
  • Have a family history of blood clots
  • Do not exercise regularly
  • Have had a miscarriage in the past
  • Have recently given birth.

Microgynon 30 may increase your chance of developing cervical cancer. For this reason, you should have regular smear tests while taking the Pill.

If you require any blood test, inform your doctor of which medicines you are taking – Microgynon 30 may alter the results of some blood tests.

The following medicines may impact the effectiveness of Microgynon 30:

  • Epilepsy medicines (e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine)
  • HIV medicines
  • Hepatitis C medicines
  • Some antibiotics
  • Barbiturates
  • St John’s Wort
  • Griseofulvin.

Microgynon 30 may also impact the effectiveness of certain medicines. Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

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

  • When should I start taking Microgynon 30?

    If possible, begin taking Microgynon 30 on the first day of your period. If you begin taking the Pill in the first five days of your cycle, you will be immediately protected from pregnancy. If you begin later in your cycle, you will need to abstain from sex or use alternative contraception for the first seven days of taking Microgynon 30.

    If you have a menstrual cycle of less than 24 days, you may need to use alternative contraception for your first seven days regardless of when you start.

    If you have just given birth, begin taking Microgynon 30 on day 21 following the birth. If you begin taking the Pill later than this, you will not be immediately protected against another pregnancy.

    Begin taking Microgynon 30 immediately following an abortion or miscarriage. If more than seven days have passed, you will need to use additional contraception for your first seven days of using the Pill.

  • Is Microgynon 30 available for next-day delivery?

    Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Microgynon 30 is available for next-day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Microgynon 30 online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Microgynon 30 online.

    The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.

    All of our contraceptives are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains.

  • How do I buy Microgynon 30 online?

    It’s simple!

    Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.

    You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Microgynon 30 to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.

  • What does the price include?

    The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.

  • What are the advantages of buying Microgynon 30 online?

    There are many advantages to buying the Pill online, some include:

    • It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • Wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Microgynon 30 and other contraceptives, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.

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  • 1 Select your treatment
  • 2 Complete a simple health questionnaire
  • 3 A healthcare professional reviews your answers
  • 4 Fast, discreet delivery to your door
  • 5 Easily re-order in a few clicks

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