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Sunya 20/75 Tablets

Sunya (63 tablets)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Wed. 20 Jan and Thu. 21 Jan.

Sunya 20/75 Contraceptive Pill

Sunya is a prescription-only combined contraceptive pill. Sunya contains synthetic versions of the female hormones oestrogen (ethinylestradiol) and progesterone (gestodene), preventing pregnancy by stopping you from ovulating each month.

Sunya is available without a prescription from The Independent Pharmacy. We stock a large range of oral contraceptive pills that can be bought online once you have completed a short online consultation for review by our clinical team. Once approved, we can deliver your Sunya prescription as quickly as the next working day. 

Sunya Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Sunya?

Sunya is a combined oral contraceptive pill that contains two synthetic forms of the naturally occurring female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. The tablets, which are taken every day for 21 days (followed by a 7 day break), override your body’s menstrual cycle and prevent pregnancy.

Sunya is known as a monophasic pill, which means that each tablet contains the same amount of both hormones. Sunya is taken for 21 days followed by a 7-day pill-free break where most women will experience a withdrawal bleed (period). 

If taken according to instructions, combined hormonal contraceptives like Sunya are up to 99% effective at protecting you from pregnancy.

Sunya comes in blister packs of 21 tablets. Each box contains 3 blister packs (63 tablets) which is enough for three months of contraceptive cover. Sunya is manufactured by Stragen UK.

What is Sunya used for?

Sunya is taken by women to prevent pregnancy. It will not prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI) so it is recommended to also use a barrier method of contraception such as a condom, especially with new sexual partners. 

Sunya can also offer some women relief from symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), it can help to regulate periods, lightening flow and make them less painful. 

 

How does Sunya work?

The two active ingredients in Sunya are ethinylestradiol (20mg), a synthetic form of oestrogen, and gestodene (75mg), a ‘third generation’ form of progesterone. 

These hormones work by tricking the body into thinking that ovulation has already happened preventing further ovulation. Also, the hormones increase the thickness of the mucus in the womb, making it difficult for sperm to break through and fertilise an egg.

 

Sunya contraceptive pill alternatives

At The Independent Pharmacy, we offer a wide range of contraceptives including combined pills, progesterone-only pills, and patches. 

Sunya contains the hormones ethinylestradiol and gestodene. Both Femodette and Millinette 20/75 contain the same quantity of these synthetic hormones but are manufactured by different companies. There is currently no generic equivalent to Sunya.

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How do I take Sunya?

Sunya can be prescribed by The Independent Pharmacy to adults over the age of 18 years. 

  • Sunya tablets are for oral use only. 
  • Take 1 tablet, at the same time each day, for 21 days. Take your first tablet from the top row, marked with the correct day of the week and follow the directions of the arrows printed on the pack. 
  • After 21 days, have a 7-day pill-free break, where you should expect to have a withdrawal bleed, like a period. 
  • Start your new pack, after your 7 days pill-free, on the same day of the week that you started your previous pack. 

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet carefully before taking Sunya.

 

Starting Sunya

If you have not used any contraceptive with hormones in the previous month:

Take your first Sunya tablet on day 1 of your period. You will be immediately protected against pregnancy. If you start any day after day 1 of your period you should use additional contraception such as a condom for the next 7 days. 

Switching from another combined hormonal contraceptive pill:

Take your first Sunya tablet the day after your last pill from your previous pill packet. Do not have a 7-day pill-free break. If you start Sunya after your 7-day break you will need to use an additional barrier contraceptive such as condoms for 7 days. 

Changing from a progestogen-only pill, injection, implant or a progesterone-releasing IUD:

You can switch to Sunya on any convenient day from the progestogen-only pill, or the day of removal of an implant or an IUD and the due date of the injection. In all of these cases, you must use an additional barrier contraceptive such as condoms for 7 days. 

After having a baby:

You can start taking Sunya between 21 and 28 days after having a baby. If you start taking Sunya later than day 28 you must use an additional barrier method of contraception such as condoms for the next 7 days.

 

Sunya and missed pills

If you forget to take your daily Sunya tablet or you are sick or have diarrhoea within 3-4 hours after taking your tablet, take it as soon as you remember or when you feel better, even if this means taking 2 tablets on the same day. 

If you are more than 12 hours late taking your Sunya tablet:

  • You will not be protected from getting pregnant and should use additional barrier contraception such as a condom for 7 days.

You are at more risk of becoming pregnant if you miss multiple tablets within one packet or if the missed pill is at the start or the end of your packet. If you think you are at risk of being pregnant while taking Sunya you should speak to a doctor for advice as soon as possible. 

If you are less than 12 hours late taking your Sunya tablet:

  • You will be protected from getting pregnant. You will not need to use additional contraception. 

Sunya side effects

Some women may experience side effects from taking Sunya, these usually improve within the first 3 months. If they do not improve, speak to a pharmacist or doctor for advice. 

Common Sunya side effects include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Tender or enlarged breasts
  • Weight fluctuations or fluid retention
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Spotting or breakthrough bleeding
  • Change in mood
  • Reduced sex-drive

If you experience severe side effects such as a blood clot or you develop an allergic reaction while taking Sunya you must seek immediate medical attention either by calling 999 or attending your nearest emergency department. 

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet provided in the pack thoroughly before taking Sunya. 

Sunya Ingredients

Each Sunya tablet contains the active ingredients: 20 micrograms ethinylestradiol and 75 micrograms gestodene

Each Sunya tablet also contains the inactive ingredients: Magnesium stearate, Povidone K-25, Maize starch, Lactose monohydrate, Povidone K-90, Macrogol 6000, Talc, Calcium carbonate, Sucrose, Wax montan glycol.

Sunya warnings

Before taking Sunya, please take the time to read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly. 

Sunya, like other combined oral contraceptive pills, can make some existing health conditions worse and increase your chances of developing other conditions. If you start taking Sunya you will therefore need to continue to have your health monitored at least once a year. 

  • You should not take oral contraceptives if you have ever had a blood clot, problems with your heart or liver are at risk of having a stroke or suffer from migraines.
  • You also avoid taking Sunya if you have been told you have high blood pressure, high levels of fat in your blood or have ever had breast cancer or cancer of the genital organs. 
  • You should discuss with your doctor before taking Sunya if you have diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, sickle cell anaemia, HUS or SLE or if you have a disease that first appeared during pregnancy. 
  • You should tell your doctor if you have recently been taking or are currently taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication including herbal remedies such as St-John’s Wort. If you are taking rifampicin or rifabutin these may make your contraceptive pill ineffective.

 

Sunya and blood clots

The use of combined hormonal contraception, including Sunya, can heighten a woman's

risk of forming arterial and venous blood clots or venous thrombosis. 

The risk of developing blood clots increases:

  • Throughout the first year of taking a combination pill.
  • As you get older
  • If you are overweight
  • If someone in your family has suffered from blood clots
  • After you have had an operation or had an extended period of immobilisation such as after an operation or injury.

Blood clots can be severe and even fatal leading to heart attacks and strokes. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a blood clot see a doctor immediately. 

 

Sunya and cancer

Taking a combined oral contraceptive such as Sunya can very slightly increase the risk of developing breast cancer. This risk seems to reduce once you stop taking any form of contraception.

Women taking Sunya must regularly check their breasts for any changes and you should contact your doctor if you are concerned.

 

Sunya in pregnancy & breastfeeding

You should not take Sunya during pregnancy and if you think you have become pregnant while taking oral contraception you should speak to a doctor for guidance. 

Using Sunya while breastfeeding is also not recommended, you should speak to a doctor or nurse for guidance about your contraceptive options. 

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

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
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

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

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

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.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

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

Once a package has been shipped with DPD 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.

 

Forwarding houses

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

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

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 17:30 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 17:30 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 17:30 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.

Need to know more about Contraception?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 07-12-2020

Last modified on: 07-12-2020


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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Leanne Sinclair

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Reviewed on: 07-12-2020

Next review date: 07-12-2022


Leanne is a clinical pharmacist with years of experience working in pharmacy.


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