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Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
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. Millinette 20/75 contains 20mcg ethinylestradiol and 75mcg gestodene.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Millinette, however if you do they may include:
Nausea, weight gain, irregular periods, headache, tender breasts, mood swings, irritability, vaginal discharge, acne, stomach pain, change in libido, fluid retention, anxiety dizziness, migraine, 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.
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.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Millinette is unsuitable for you if you have:
You may be advised not to take Millinette if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
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:
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.
The following medicines may impact the effectiveness of Millinette:
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.
We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before
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
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.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.
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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.
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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 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.
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