microgynon

Microgynon

Microgynon is a single-dose, two-component treatment containing ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel.

The pills are available in packages marked Microgynon 21 and Microgynon 30. Different names should not imply differences in quality. Depending on the country of distribution, the product’s name serves as an indication of the number of days of tablet-taking cycle (Microgynon 21), or the amount of the active substance, i.e. ethinyl estradiol (30 mcg).

Microgynon 21 and Microgynon 30 – differences

Microgynon oral contraceptive pills are a single-dose, two-component formulation containing ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. The pills are available in packages marked Microgynon 21 and Microgynon 30. Different names should not imply differences in quality. Depending on the country of distribution, the product’s name serves as an indication of the number of days of tablet-taking cycle (Microgynon 21), or the amount of the active substance, i.e. ethinyl estradiol (30 mcg).

Why is it worth using Microgynon contraceptive pills?

The use of two-component contraceptive pills containing synthetic oestrogen and progesterone is one of the best forms of protection against unwanted pregnancy. Research shows that following all the recommendations of the manufacturer can guarantee 99.7% effectiveness of Microgynon contraceptive pill, while its standard use will help you reach 92% effectiveness. These are undoubtedly valid arguments to consider in the debate over the reliability of contraceptive pills as a form of birth control. Moreover, the results of studies published in 2011 have shown that contraceptive pills do not interfere with fertility, and reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. It is also worth mentioning that women taking hormonal birth control pills suffer less from menstrual pain and premenstrual syndrome.

How do Microgynon contraceptive pills work?

Microgynon contraceptive pills contain two active ingredients which are synthetic counterparts of the female sex hormones. Ethinyl estradiol is equivalent to oestrogen, which in the course of taking oral contraceptive pills is no longer produced. Oestrogen stimulates growth of the endometrium and prepares it for the implantation of the embryo. The other active ingredient of the Microgynon treatment – levonorgestrel – displays the functional characteristics and effects similar to progesterone; it is, however, much more selective. By affecting the endometrium, Levonorgestrel creates a barrier for sperm moving in the reproductive tract, blocks the implantation of the blastocyst, and changes the density of the cervical mucus.

It is worth mentioning that the key to effective hormonal treatment is consistency in the adoption of the pills. It is best to take them at fixed times to avoid circadian fluctuations of hormone levels. In addition, you should be aware that the effectiveness of birth control pills may be reduced by taking other medications and suffering from certain diseases .

Who can buy Microgynon contraceptive pills online?

Microgynon contraceptive pills have been designed for women who are at least 18 years of age, and have no contraindications to the use of Microgynon. Before making the purchase, you are required to accurately fill out the form which will be verified by our doctor to rule out any contraindications.

On the basis of the medical interview, our doctor can prescribe Microgynon only to patients who are taking, or have ever taken, the product, and on the basis of your doctor’s recommendations. The data presented in the consultation form is completely safe and protected by the law, so please do not conceal any important details that could have an impact on your health.

Who should not use Microgynon contraceptive pills?

Microgynon hormonal pills should not be used by women:

  • who are or might be pregnant
  • who are breastfeeding
  • who suffer from any problems related to blood coagulation
  • who suffer from arrhythmia or other heart defects
  • over 50 years of age
  • suffering from migraines lasting longer than 72 h
  • smoking more than 40 cigarettes a day

Moreover, you should not take use this treatment if you are allergic to any component of the formulation. In the case of an allergic reaction, discontinue using the pills as soon as possible and contact your doctor or pharmacist.

How should Microgynon pills be used?

Microgynon 30 and Microgynon 21 are single-dose contraceptive pills, which means that every pill contains exactly the same amount of the hormones, hence it regular adoption is of utmost importance. The manufacturer recommends taking Microgynon for 21 days, after which period it is necessary to have a seven-day break from using the pills. During the seven-day break, symptoms can be experienced which may take a form similar to normal menstrual bleeding, but that shouldn’t be a cause of worry as it’s a normal reaction whose purpose is to cleanse the body from excess hormones.

Since the pills are sold in blister packs with the days of the week marked, you shouldn’t have any problems taking the pills in the correct order and on the correct day. If you happen to forget or miss one pill, you should take it as soon as possible. Forgetting to take a single pill should not reduce the level of protection. If you miss two pills, you should be aware that the level of protection has been reduced, and for the next seven days your partner and/or yourself should use additional contraceptive precautions such as condoms.

Do Microgynon pills cause any side effects?

Hormonal birth control pills have an effect on the body, and some patients may experience side effects as a result of the treatment. If you notice fluctuations in body weight, nausea, vomiting, headaches, breast tenderness, or other worsening symptoms, it may mean that Microgynon is not tolerated by your body, and you should consult your doctor or pharmacist to determine whether continuing to take the pills is safe for you. Perhaps you will be prescribed pills of a different composition which will not cause side effects.

How can I buy Microgynon online?

Women who want to buy Microgynon through our website should first fill out a form that will tell our doctor if taking the pills of this composition will not be associated with the occurrence of side effects.

Our doctor can write a prescription and direct it to fulfilment for patients who are already taking, or have ever taken, Microgynon, and in the case of documented indications from a gynaecologist. If you have never used Microgynon pills before, or you have taken other birth control pills, please provide details thereof in the health form.