• Ethinylestradiol/Norethisterone

Brevinor is a combined oral birth control pill made by Pfizer. It works by preventing the process of ovulation.

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Each tablet contains 500 micrograms of norethisterone and 35 micrograms ethinyl estradiol. The pills are taken once a day, at the same time each day.

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Brevinor is a hormonal contraceptive pill. It contains a combination of two hormones which mimic the function of progesterone and oestrogen. In doing so, they help to prevent pregnancy by interfering with the menstrual cycle. Brevinor is made by pharmaceutical supplier Pfizer.

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Each month, the female body undergoes certain processes to prepare itself for pregnancy. Ovulation is one, and this sees the release of an egg from the ovary, ready to be fertilised by male sperm. This egg, once fertilised, then journeys to the uterus, where it implants on the uterine wall (or endometrium) and begins its development into an embryo. Where the egg is not fertilised, it simply breaks down once it reaches the uterus and is discharged along with the endometrium through menstrual bleeding.

The hormones which manage ovulation and the quality of the endometrium are progesterone and oestrogen. By simulating the action of these hormones, ethinylestradiol and norethisterone, the active ingredients in Brevinor, convince the body that ovulation does not need to take place, thereby stopping an egg from being released; and preventing the uterine wall lining from developing to a point where it can accept implantation from an egg. They also work to thicken vaginal fluid, so that sperm cannot travel as easily in the cervix.

Brevinor is a branded Pfizer medication stocked by our UK-based pharmacy. When buying the pill online, it is always important to do so from a reliable source, so that you can be certain that you are being supplied with a safe and tested product.

Find out if Brevinor is right for you by taking our short questionnaire. One of our qualified practitioners will assess your responses, and once your medication has been approved, we’ll ship it to your door by next-day tracked courier, so that you can begin using your treatment the following working day.

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How to use Brevinor

It is important to follow the directions provided by your prescriber when using this pill. This will enable you to get the most out of your medicine while also limiting the risk of potential side effects.

  1. Apply as prescribed.
  2. This will be one pill taken at the same time each day.
  3. Take your first tablet on the first day of your period.
  4. Follow the days as marked on the strip.
  5. Once you have finished one strip consisting of 21 days, have seven days off.
  6. Begin taking the next strip the following week.
  7. Swallow tablets whole with water.
  8. Do not compensate for a missed dose with a double dose. If you forget to take your pill, consult the leaflet or ask your doctor or family planning nurse for advice on what to do next.

These directions are supplied only as a guide. They do not constitute detailed instructions. Refer to the patient information leaflet before using this product.

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Brevinor side effects

Being aware of the potential side effects a product may cause is vital, so that you can seek medical attention if they occur.

Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, or think you may be having a blood clot.

Indications of a blood clot might be: coughing up blood; a swelling or tenderness in your stomach; sudden sharp or severe pain in the chest; sudden shortness of breath or finding breathing painful; inflamed veins in your legs; first attack of migraine; worsening migraines; dizziness; or problems with your sight or speech.

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Stomach upset, feeling or being sick, headache, loss of appetite, high blood pressure, weight fluctuations, depression, breast pain or tenderness, loss of libido, or irregular vaginal bleeding.

This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with this medicine. Consult the leaflet supplied for more detailed information.

Taking it with other medicines

Let your prescriber know if you are currently taking any other medications, as these may affect the way this pill works. Brevinor may interact with or be less effective when taken alongside the following: carbamazepine; oxacarbazepine; phenytoin; phenobarbital; primidone; topiramate; St John’s wort; nelfinavir; nevirapine; ritonavir; rifabutin; rifampicin; griseofulvin; or modafinil.

Conditions to look out for

Disclose your medical history to your prescriber before use. You should not use this product if you are pregnant or have or have ever had; blood clots; a heart attack or stroke; angina; high levels of fats in your blood; cancer of the breast, cervix, vagina or womb; severe chronic liver disease; unexplained vaginal bleeding; or migraines.

This contraceptive may not be suitable for you if you have the following: visual disturbances; asthma; epilepsy; cardiovascular disease; high blood pressure; kidney disease; diabetes; multiple sclerosis; tetany; breast problems; varicose veins; liver dysfunction; severe depression; irregular periods; gallstones; sickle-cell anaemia; otosclerosis; porphyria; or chloasma.

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Can I still drink alcohol?

Yes. Alcohol should not affect how this pill functions.

Will I still be able to drive?

Yes. Your ability to drive should not be reduced by this treatment. However, if you experience any side effects which may make it unsafe to drive, you should refrain from doing so and speak to your doctor immediately.

Can I take the medicine while pregnant?

You should not use this product if you are pregnant or suspect that you could be.

It is not recommended for those who are breastfeeding. When filling out our questionnaire, you will need to let our doctor know if you are, so that they can advise you.

How should I store it?

In a cool dry environment, never above 25°C.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

This pill contains the following ingredients: norethisterone, ethinylestradiol, maize starch, polyvidone, magnesium stearate, lactose and colouring E132. Do not take it if you are allergic to any of these components.

Is it available over-the-counter?

It is not. You will need a prescription from a doctor before you can buy Brevinor in the UK. Our service enables you to consult with a doctor who will draw up a prescription if the medication is safe.

Is it right for me?

Let us help you find out. Take our short questionnaire and a doctor will assess your answers. Once your order has been approved, our dispensing pharmacy will ship it to your door via secure delivery. Every order we process is sent by next-day courier.

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