Logynon ED Contraceptive Pills
- Combined contraceptive pill
- Reliable Contraceptive
- Prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg
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What is Logynon ED?
Logynon ED is a combined oral contraceptive pill that women take to prevent getting pregnant. When taken correctly, it is one of the most reliable reversible contraceptives.
The benefits of taking Logynon ED include:
- It does not interrupt your sex life
- It might help with pre-menstrual symptoms
- Taking the pill normally makes your periods lighter, regular and less painful
It is only available on prescription. You can buy Lonygon ED online from Medicine Direct by completing a simple online consultation with one of our registered health professionals, who will prescribe you this medication if it is suitable. From there, it is available to buy from our online pharmacy; place your order by 2pm to qualify for next day delivery.
What is Logynon ED for?
Logynon ED is taken by women to prevent pregnancy.
This combined oral contraceptive pill contains two types of female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen. These sex hormones work in three different ways to prevent pregnancy:
- They prevent your ovaries from releasing an egg.
- They make your cervix's mucus thicker, making it more difficult for sperm to get into the womb.
- They stop your womb's lining from thickening sufficiently for an egg to grow in it.
It is important to bear in mind that Logynon ED will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like gonorrhoea and HIV. You will still need to use a condom for this kind of protection.
There are 28 pills in a pack: 21 'active' pills and 7 'inactive' pills.
You need to take one 'active' Logynon pill every day for 21 days. This is followed by seven days of taking one 'inactive' pill every day.
Are there other contraceptive methods that I could consider?
There are many different forms of contraceptive available to consider. Different forms of contraception are more suitable for different people, so you should speak to your doctor, pharmacist or sexual health nurse about the options you have.
Other contraceptive methods include:
- Other combined oral contraceptive pills
- Non-hormonal birth control pills
- The contraceptive patch
- The injection
- The implant
- An intrauterine device (IUD)
- Condoms and femidoms
Who shouldn’t take Logynon ED?
Logynon ED is one of the most reliable reversible forms of contraception when taken correctly. However, it is not suitable for everyone to take.
Do not take Logynon ED if any of the following apply to you:
- You have or have ever had a blood clot in a blood vessel in your legs, lungs or another organ
- You need to have an operation or are off your feet for long periods of time
- You have ever had a stroke or heart attack
- You are aware that you have any disease that affects your blood clotting, such as protein C deficiency
- You have or have ever had angina pectoris
- You have or have ever had a migraine with aura
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in Logynon ED (please refer to the Ingredients tab for full details)
- You have ever had liver tumours
- You have ever had severe liver disease and your doctor has told you that your liver function test results have not yet returned to normal
- You have or have ever had breast cancer
If you have any of the following diseases, you are at a higher risk of a blood clots:
- Vey high blood pressure
- High levels of fat in the blood
- Severe diabetes with blood vessel damage
If you have just given birth, you are also at an increased risk of blood clots.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following conditions before taking Logynon ED (or if you develop any of them while using this contraceptive pill):
- Symptoms of angioedema, such as a swollen face, tongue and/or throat, difficulty swallowing and/or breathing, hives
- You have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- You have sickle cell anaemia
- You have haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)
- You have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
- You have pancreatitis
- You have porphyria
- You are obese
- You have varicose veins
- You or a close family member has ever had heart or circulation problems, such as high blood pressure
- You have inflammation of veins under the skin
- You or a close family member has ever had blood clotting problems
- You have migraines
- You have any illness that got worse while taking another contraceptive pill or while pregnant
- You need to have an operation or are off your feet for a long time
- You have elevated levels of fat in the blood, or a family history of it
- You have just given birth
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Logynon ED can cause side effects, although not everyone who uses it will be affected by them.
Common side effects of Logynon ED include:
- Stomach ache
- Mood swings or depressive moods
- Sore or painful breasts
- Weight gain
Uncommon side effects of Logynon ED include:
- Decreased libido
- Breast enlargement
- Fluid retention
- A skin rash, this may be itchy
Speak to your doctor if any of these reactions bother you or do not go away.
Some people have also reported the following:
- Bleeding and spotting between periods
- Ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
- Some conditions that get worse during pregnancy or previous use of a contraceptive pill (read the patient information leaflet for a full list)
This list is not exhaustive. Please refer to the Side Effects tab for a list of more serious reactions you may suffer.
Logynon ED Dosage and Directions
How is Logynon ED taken?
Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Logynon ED Pills.
Always take Logynon ED exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information if you are not sure.
Each pack contains three strips of 28 pills: 21 active pills and 7 inactive pills.
It is best to start taking the pill on the first day of your next period. This will give you contraceptive protection immediately.
Follow the direction of the arrows on the strips, taking one pill every day for 28 days until you have finished the whole pack. You will take one active pill a day for 21 days, followed by one inactive pill each day for seven days.
Once you have finished a pack of Logynon ED, start to take the next pack the next day. Do not leave any gaps. If you take this contraceptive pill correctly, you will always start a new strip on the same day of the week.
Take the pill at the same time every day. Swallow the pill whole with a drink of water, do not crush or chew them.
What happens if I forget to take my pill?
If you forget to take one pill, take it as soon as you remember, even if it is almost time for your next dose. Missing one dose should not affect your contraceptive and you should still be protected against pregnancy.
If you have missed more than one dose, it is advisable to use an added form of contraception, such as a condom, for the next 7 days.
Logynon ED Side Effects
Rare side effects of Logynon ED include:
- Increased libido
- Breast or vaginal discharge
- Poor tolerance of contact lenses
- Weight loss
Serious allergic reaction
If you suffer from any of the following reactions, you might be having a serious allergic reaction to Logynon ED and require urgent treatment in hospital:
- You are finding it hard to breathe or speak
- You have swelling in your face, mouth, tongue, throat or lips
- You have tightness in your chest
- You are wheezing
- You develop a skin rash that may have red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
You must either call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
This list may not be exhaustive. Always read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive details on adverse reactions. If you are worried about adverse effects, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using Logynon ED.
Logynon Warnings and Drug Interactions
How can Logynon affect other medicines?
Lognyon ED can interact with other medicines, which may hinder its effectiveness. Before you start using Logynon ED, inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements.
The following medicines may influence the blood levels of Logynon ED:
- Certain sedatives (barbiturates)
- Certain antibiotics
- Certain medicines to treat epilepsy
- Certain medicines to treat HIV and Hepatitis C infections
- The herbal remedy St. John's wort
- The antifungal medicine griseofulvin
Women who use Logynon ED are at a slightly increased risk of cervical cancer, breast cancer and blood clots. If you have any symptoms that suggest you have either of these conditions, speak to your doctor immediately. Certain factors can increase your risk of blood clots in an artery, such as high blood pressure, smoking, being overweight and having diabetes.
Please refer to the patient information leaflet for full details on warnings and drug interactions. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please do not hesitate to speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
For more information on medicines that interact with Logynon ED contraceptive pills.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Logynon ED must not be taken by women who are pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant, take a pregnancy test to make certain before you stop taking the pill. If you have become pregnant, stop taking Logynon and speak to your doctor.
You may be advised to use an alternative form of contraception if you are breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about this. For more information on oral contraceptives during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Logynon ED Ingredients
Logynon ED contains the following active ingredients:
6 light brown tablets – 50mcg levonorgestrel, 30mcg ethinylestradiol
5 white tablets – 75mcg levonorgestrel, 40mcg ethinylestradiol
10 ochre tablets – 125mcg levonorgestrel, 30mcg ethinylestradiol
They also contain the following inactive ingredients: Lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate (E572), sucrose, polyethylene glycol 6000, calcium carbonate (E170), talc, montan glycol wax, glycerin (E422), titanium dioxide (E171), ferric oxide pigment (red and yellow) (E172).
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- 1 Choose your treatment Select the treatment or medication you need and answer a few questions online regarding your condition.
- 2 Online consultation Our Independent Prescribers will review your questions and assess your suitability for the medication.
- 3 Receive your delivery Your medication is dispensed and delivered directly to you from our UK based Pharmacy.