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Millinette 20 & 30 Contraceptive Pills
Millinette is a hormonal contraceptive, commonly known as the combined oral contraceptive pill. Millinette is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when taken correctly. Millinette works by stopping ovulation and by creating an environment that makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg.
At The Independent Pharmacy, you can get a prescription of Millinette and get quick, discreet delivery directly to your door. Make getting your prescriptions easier by filling in an online consultation here today.
What is Millinette and what is it used for?
Millinette is an oral contraceptive. When used correctly, it will provide near 100% protection against pregnancy. Its two active ingredients, gestodene and ethinylestradiol, prevent ovulation from occurring during the menstrual cycle. Millinette is a monophasic combined pill, meaning each pill contains the same dose of gestodene and ethinylestradiol.
Millinette is available in two different strengths. Millinette 30/75 contains 30mcg ethinylestradiol and 75mcg gestodene (the same as Katya & Femodene). Millinette 20/75 contains 20mcg ethinylestradiol and 75mcg gestodene (the same as Sunya & Femodette).
If you have been prescribed Millinette, repeat supplies can 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 Millinette is suitable for you, your order will be with you as soon as the next working day.
There are 21 Millinette 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.
Millinette will not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
How does Millinette work?
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. Millinette contains two synthetic hormones, gestodene 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. Millinette 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.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Millinette is unsuitable for you if you have:
- An allergy to any of the ingredients of Millinette
- A history of cancer of the ovary, cervix, uterus or breast
- A blood clotting disorder
- Ever had a blood clot
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Angina pectoris
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Very high blood pressure
- Severe diabetes
- High levels of lipids in the blood
- Impaired liver function
- Severe migraines
- An eye disorder owing to circulatory problems.
You may be advised not to take Millinette if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Kidney failure
- Increased levels of fat in the blood
- High blood pressure
- Impaired liver function
- Sydenham's chorea
- Herpes gestationis
- Sickle-cell anaemia
- Crohn's disease or chronic inflammatory bowel disease
- Varicose veins
- An inflammation of veins under the skin
Do not use Millinette 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 Millinette 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.
You may be more susceptible to blood clots while taking Millinette, 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 Millinette 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:
- Are obese
- Have a family history of blood clots
- Do not exercise regularly
- Have had a miscarriage in the past
- Have recently given birth.
Millinette 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 - Millinette may alter the results of some blood tests.
Millinette and other medicines
The following medicines may impact the effectiveness of Millinette:
- Epilepsy medicines (e.g. carbamazepine)
- Some antibiotics (e.g. rifampicin, ampicillin)
- HIV medicines (e.g. ritonavir)
- St John's Wort.
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.
If possible, begin taking Millinette 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 Millinette pills in a strip. Take one tablet at a similar time each day. 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 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.
The active ingredients contained in Millinette are ethinylestradiol gestodene.
Millinette also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Sodium calcium edetate, magnesium stearate, silica colloidal anhydrous povidone K-30, maize starch, lactose monohydrate, quinolone yellow (E104), povidone K-90, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 6000, calcium carbonate (E170), sucrose, talc.
Millinette side effects
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Millinette, however if you do they may include:
- weight gain
- irregular periods
- tender breasts
- mood swings
- vaginal discharge
- stomach pain
- change in libido
- fluid retention
- anxiety dizziness
- eye irritation
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.
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Millinette Tablets (20 & 30) FAQs
If possible, begin taking Millinette 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 Millinette.
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 Millinette 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 Millinette 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.
Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Millinette is available for next-day delivery.
Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Millinette 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.
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 Millinette to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.
The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our doctor or pharmacist 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.
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 Millinette and other contraceptives, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.