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Save time visiting your GP and order your contraceptive pill online. If you are a valid UK citizen you can be prescribed birth control pills by one of our qualified doctors, following a simple online health assessment.
The contraceptive pill is one of the most popular forms of birth control in the UK. It is over 99% effective in stopping pregnancy. Depending on your medical history, you may be prescribed one of two different types of contraceptive pills; the combined pill or the progestogen-only pill.
How does the Contraceptive Pill work?
The combined pill contains a ‘combination’ of the natural female hormone’s oestrogen and progesterone. This pill stops pregnancy in two ways.
Firstly, it thickens the mucus in the womb which makes it difficult for the sperm to reach the egg. Secondly, it works to make the lining of the womb thinner so that a fertilised egg cannot settle and grow.
Progestogen-only pills contain just the one hormone, progestogen. By increasing the levels of this hormone, your body reacts by thickening the mucus in your womb. In doing so, sperm is blocked from being able to reach the egg further up.
Side effects of contraceptive pills
Women have reported experiencing some side effects after starting birth control pills. Usually, any side effects resulting from starting the pill are temporary as your body adjusts to the hormones.
If you do suffer from any side effects, they should go away within a few months. Visit your GP for a review if your symptoms worry you or don’t go away. It may be that a different brand of pill will agree more with your body.
Side effects of the pill include:
- Mood swings
- Sore or tender breasts
- A change to your sex drive
Contraceptive pill with other medicines
Birth control pills can also interfere or become ineffective when taken alongside some medicines, such as St John’s wort or antibiotics. You may even have to use additional forms of contraception whilst taking a course of antibiotics. If you are unsure as to whether a new medication will affect your pill, speak to a GP or a pharmacist.
Buy the contraceptive pill
Our UK online pharmacy has a range of contraceptive pills ready for order.
A combined pill, to be administered as one tablet taken at the same time each day for 21 days. A seven-day gap should be taken between pack cycles. It can be ordered in packets of three to six months.
A progestogen-only pill, this should be taken as one pill per day at the same time. No break is needed in this form of contraceptive pill. The packs of pills are taken back to back. This can be ordered in three to six-month courses.
A combined contraceptive pill which should be taken as one tablet per day at the same time. After a 21-day pack is finished, taken a seven-day break before starting the next month. You can order Cilest in three-month courses.
This brand is a combined pill. Take one tablet per day for 21 days. At the end of a pack wait seven days before beginning the next course. You can buy this birth control pill in courses of three months at a time.Medicine Direct health questionnaire here. This will be passed to one of our doctors, who will assess your symptoms and prescribe the right course of treatment for you.