Microgynon 30 is a hormonal birth control treatment. It is a combined pill made by Bayer, and works by synthesising the functions of progesterone and oestrogen.
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These tablets each contain 150 micrograms of levonorgestrel and 30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol, and are supplied in 21-day monthly strips.
This pack contains the same as the above, with an additional seven inactive tablets, making it an every day pill.
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Microgynon 30 is a hormonal birth control pill. It works by mimicking the action of certain hormones in the body which regulate ovulation and other reproductive functions. The treatment is made by Bayer and is available as both a standard 21-day pill; and as an ‘ED’ pill, where an additional 7 inactive pills are supplied for the non-treatment days.
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- 99% effective at preventing pregnancy
- Reduces painful and heavy periods
Every month, the female body readies itself for conception through the process of ovulation. This involves the development and release of an egg from the ovary, which is then ready for fertilisation by male sperm.
Pregnancy starts when sperm has made contact this egg and fused with it. The egg then continues along the fallopian tube to the uterus, where it implants on the endometrium. From this point, the egg moves on to the embryonic stage and develops into a baby. If the egg is not fertilised by sperm, then it simply breaks up when it reaches the uterus, and is discharged along with the lining of the uterine wall, via menstrual bleeding.
In the body, hormones regulate the process of ovulation, and manage the consistency of the uterine wall. These are called progesterone and oestrogen, and it is these agents which the ingredients of Microgynon work to simulate. Levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol stop pregnancy from being able to occur by convincing the body that ovulation has already taken place. This prevents the ovary from releasing an egg. They also make the uterine lining less receptive to implantation by altering its consistency, and inhibit the mobility of sperm by making vaginal fluid denser.
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How to use Microgynon
No combined pill is guaranteed to prevent pregnancy. But ensuring you take your pill correctly will help to maximise its efficacy, and reduce the risk of side effects. Always adhere to the instructions provided in the leaflet, and if you are unsure, ask your prescriber.
- A monthly course lasts for 28 days.
- Take one pill a day for the first three weeks.
- Do not take any pills for the fourth week.
- When you start using Microgynon, try to take your first pill on the day your period commences. Consult the instructions for more details on starting this treatment.
- Take your tablet at the same time each day.
- Swallow your pill whole with water.
- If you miss a dose, consult the information leaflet for advice. If you still need assistance, speak to your doctor or family planning nurse.
These directions are only intended as a guide. Refer to the patient information leaflet before using this treatment.
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Microgynon side effects
There are a number of possible side effects associated with this pill. While they may not affect everyone who uses it, it is important to know what they look like so that you can get the medical attention you need in the event that they occur.
You should see a doctor immediately if you experience any signs of a blood clot, a heart attack or stroke, an allergic reaction, cervical cancer or liver disease. You can find more information about what these might be in the leaflet provided.
Common (between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people):
Nausea, stomach pain, fluctuating weight, headaches, breast pain, mood swings.
Uncommon (between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 people):
Vomiting, fluid retention, migraine, loss of libido, breast enlargement, skin irritation.
Rare (between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 10000 people):
Intolerance to contact lenses, weight loss, increased libido, discharge from the breasts or vagina.
This is not a complete list of side effects. A more detailed account can be found in the patient information leaflet.
Taking it with other medicines
Certain medicines may make this pill unsuitable for use, so it is important to let your prescriber know which, if any, other medications you are currently using.
The following may interact with Microgynon or vice versa: epilepsy treatments; HIV and hepatitis C medicines; certain antifungal and antibiotic medicines; sedatives and St. John’s Wort.
Conditions to look out for
Tell your prescriber if you have or ever had any medical conditions or allergies, as some of these may mean that you are unable to use this pill.
Do not use it if you have a history of: blood clots, or any condition which makes you more susceptible to blood clots; heart attack or stroke, or any condition which puts you at increased risk of these; migraine with aura; liver disease; or breast cancer.
This product may not be suitable for those with a history of: chronic inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis; lupus; haemolytic uraemic syndrome; migraines, porphyria; sickle cell anaemia; inflammation of the pancreas; elevated levels of fat in the blood; superficial thrombophlebitis; varicose veins; diabetes; heart or circulation problems; or high blood pressure.
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Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes, you can drink alcohol while using this pill.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes, this treatment should not affect your driving ability. However, if you experience any adverse effects which may make it difficult to drive, refrain from doing so and contact your doctor right away.
Can I take this medication while pregnant?
No. Under no circumstances should this pill be taken by anyone who is pregnant or thinks they might be.
It may also not be suitable for you if you are breastfeeding. Let our doctor know if you are breastfeeding when taking our questionnaire.
How should I store it?
Below 25 degrees, in a safe environment away from direct sunlight.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
Microgynon contains the following ingredients: ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel, lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate (E572), sucrose, macrogol 6000, calcium carbonate (E170), talc, montan glycol wax, titanium dioxide (E171), gylcerin (E422) and ferric oxide pigment yellow (E172).
Is it available over-the-counter?
No. You can only purchase Microgynon in the UK if you have a prescription for it.
Is it right for me?
Finding the right pill is something your GP or family planning nurse can help you with. They will draw up a prescription for hormonal contraceptive treatment after determining which one is best suited to your needs.
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