Microgynon 30 ED Pill

  • Every Day (ED) combined oral contraceptive pill
  • Contains 21 'active pills' and 7 'inactive pills'
  • Available as a 3 or 6 month course
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What is Microgynon 30 ED?

Microgynon 30 ED (Every Day) is a combined oral contraceptive pill (commonly known as 'the pill'), which is taken by women to stop them getting pregnant.

Each strip contains 28 tablets: 21 'active pills' and 7 'inactive pills'.

This medicine is useful for women who may get their days mixed up when taking a contraceptive pill that requires a 7-day break. You use Microgynon 30 ED once a day without a break. You will take one 'active pill' every day for 21 days, then an 'inactive pill' for the next 7 days.

How does Microgynon 30 ED work?

Microgynon 30 ED contains two female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen, which work to prevent pregnancy in three ways:

  • The prevent your ovaries from releasing an egg.
  • They make the mucus in your cervix thicker, making it much harder for sperm to get inside the womb.
  • They prevent your womb lining from thickening enough for an egg to be able to grow within it.

When taken correctly, this combined pill is one of the most reliable reversible methods of contraception.

Taking Microgynon 30 ED comes with various benefits:

  • It does not interrupt sex.
  • It may help with pre-menstrual symptoms.
  • It will normally make your periods lighter, more regular and less painful.

You must bear in mind that the contraceptive pill will not protect you from catching sexually transmitted infections like syphilis and gonorrhoea. Only condoms can do this.

Who can take Microgynon 30 ED?

Microgynon 30 ED may not be suitable for you if any of the following apply to you.

Do not take this medication if:

  • You are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are over 35 years of age and smoke
  • You are over the age of 50
  • You suffer from migraines
  • You have had cervical cancer
  • You have had breast cancer

Speak to your doctor before you take Microgynon 30 ED if:

  • You are allergic to this or any other medicine
  • You are taking any other medicine
  • You have any illnesses not listed here

Please refer to the patient information leaflet for a full list of reasons why this contraceptive pill may not be suitable for you.

Microgynon 30 ED is not available to buy over the counter. You must have a prescription to purchase this medication, which will require you to speak to a doctor.

Buy Microgynon 30 ED online in the UK

Microgynon 30 ED is not available to buy over the counter. You must have a prescription to purchase this medication, which will require you to speak to a doctor.

You can buy Microgynon 30 ED from Medicine Direct once you have had an online consultation with a certified doctor or pharmacist. They will review your medical history and prescribe this medication if it is safe for you to take.

If you have been prescribed this medicine by a doctor, one of our doctors or pharmacists can give you a repeat prescription. However, you will still need to complete our online consultation form.

Place your order by 2pm and you will also receive next day delivery.

Medicine Direct is fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council. Never order any medicine online unless it is from a registered pharmacy.

Alternatives to Microgynon 30 ED

There are several alternatives to Microgynon 30 ED if you find that this medicine is not suitable for you.

You could try Microgynon 30, which works in the same way as this medicine, but you only take 21 active pills a month. Instead of taking 7 inactive pills, you will have a break where you do not take any pills for 7 days.

If you wish to try an alternative combined contraceptive pill, you can speak to your doctor about trying one of the following:

  • Yasmin
  • Ovranette
  • Synphase
  • Noriday
  • Logynon

There are also progestogen-only pills (POPs), which do not contain oestrogen. These include:

  • Norgeston
  • Cerazette

Additionally, you could try a form of contraception that does not require taking any tablets. Speak to your doctor if you wish to try:

  • The contraceptive implant
  • The contraceptive patch
  • The contraceptive injection
  • Condoms
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)

For more information on different types of contraception that may be suitable for you, we recommend visiting the Contraception Choices website.

Microgynon 30 ED dosage and directions

Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Microgynon ED pills.

How to take Microgynon 30 ED

To effectively prevent pregnancy, you must be consistent with taking this medication. Always use Microgynon 30 ED as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet and speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Swallow Microgynon 30 ED tablets whole with a glass of water.

Take them at around the same time each day.

Ideally, you should start taking this medication on the first day of your period. This will mean you are protected immediately.

  1. Take one active pill each day for 21 days.
  2. After taking 21 active pills, take one inactive pill a day for 7 days. You will probably have a normal bleed during this time.
  3. Start taking the active pills in the next pack straight after finishing all 28 pills.

Microgynon 30 ED Side Effects

Rare side effects of Microgynon ED 30 include:

  • Losing weight
  • Increased libido
  • Vaginal or breast discharge
  • Poor tolerance of contact lenses

Serious allergic reaction

In rare instances, it is possible that you may suffer a serious allergic reaction to Microgynon 30 ED.

You must either call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:

  • You have swelling in your face, mouth, tongue, lips or throat
  • You are finding it hard to speak or breathe
  • You are wheezing
  • You develop a skin rash that may include red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You have tightness in your throat or chest

You may be having a serious allergic reaction and require immediate treatment in hospital.

Always read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive information on side effects and how to cope with them. If you are worried about side effects, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Microgynon Warnings and Drug Interactions

Taking other medicines

Before you buy Microgynon 30 ED, make sure you inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medication you are already taking. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.

The contraceptive pill can also affect how well other forms of medication work, so your doctor may need to adjust your dose if you need to use another medication at the same time as the pill. Spek to your doctor about medications that interact with Microgynon ED pills.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take this medication if you are pregnant. Take a pregnancy test before you stop taking Microgynon 30 ED if you think you might have become pregnant.

Microgynon might not be suitable for women who are breastfeeding. Your doctor may recommend an alternative form of contraception to use instead.

Microgynon ED Ingredients

The main active ingredients within this medicine are: Ethinylestradiol and Levonorgestrel

For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics

Recently Medically Reviewed byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 23/06/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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