Femodene pack of 3x28 tablets

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Order your repeat supply of Femodene online - our service is discreet, confidential and fast. To place your order, fill in our brief medical questionnaire and select your preferred treatment. 

You can choose between:

  • Femodene 21 (21 pills per strip which contain the active ingredients)
  • Femodene 28 (21 pills per strip which contain the active ingredients plus 7 inactive pills to help you keep the routine of taking your pill every day)

We offer 3 and 6 month packs.

One of our online doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

3 month pack £27.00
6 month pack £37.50

Prescription and delivery are included.

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You will choose your delivery option at the checkout. Delivery options may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.

About Femodene

How is Femodene taken?

Unlike some other combined pills, which include a 7 day pill-free period, Femodene should be taken every day without taking a break. It has to be taken every day to work. The first three strips on the packet contain the 21 pills which are ‘active’ (containing hormones) and these are to be followed by the final strip of larger, ‘inactive’ pills (placebos) for the next 7 days.
 
Swallow each pill whole with a drink of water.
 
It’s a good idea to set a routine to take your Femodene pill at the same time every day so that you don’t forget and so that your hormone levels stay constant. You will find the individual pills in your Femodene packet labelled with the days of the week in order to help you stay on track.
 
If you are a new user of Femodene, or just have started re-using it after a break period, take your first pill on the first day of your next period. Start on the correct day of the week, as labelled on the packet, and follow the pills daily along that strip.

If you start taking Femodene at a different point in your cycle, you need to use additional protection (for example a condom) for seven days.

How does it work?

Femodene is a combined oral contraceptive pill that contains two types of hormone, oestrogen and progestogen. These two hormones in Femodene will prevent you from getting pregnant by:
 
1.      stopping your body from ovulating (preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg)
2.      making the mucus in your cervix much thicker, which means that it will be harder for sperm to get into the womb
3.      stopping the lining of your womb getting thick enough for a fertilised egg to grow in it
 
If taken correctly, Femodene is an effective and completely reversible form of contraception. If you decide you want to try for a baby, any previous use of the Femodene pill will not stop you from being able to do so.
 
Remember: taking the oral contraceptive pill will not protect you against a sexually transmitted diseases. Seek alternative forms of contraception, like condoms, to use alongside the pill if you are at risk.

What to do if you miss a Femodene pill

If you miss one of your ‘active’ pills (the smaller pills in the first three strips of the packet) you should either:
 
If it was more than 12 hours ago, or you miss more than one pill – take the most recently missed pill immediately and leave any earlier missed ones in the strip. Continue to take your further pills as usual, even if this means having two in one day. Use condoms or other alternative barrier methods for the next 7 days to protect yourself from pregnancy.
 
Then, check how many active pills are left in the strip. If there are 7 or more active pills left: finish your pack as usual before starting the next one. If there are less than 7 active pills left, when you finish the active pills you should throw away the large, inactive pills and start the next strip of active pills the very next day. You may experience some bleeding or spotting but this is nothing to worry about.
 
If you miss one or more pills from the first week of your strip (days 1 to 7) and you were sexually active in that week, you should contact your nurse, doctor or family planning clinic for advice as soon as possible, as there is a chance you may become pregnant.
 
If it was less than 12 hours ago – take your missed pill immediately and continue taking the rest as usual, even if this means taking two in one day. You will still be protected from pregnancy.
 
If you miss one of your ‘inactive’ pills (the larger, white pills) you should also take this missed pill immediately and the rest as usual. Don’t worry, you will still be protected from pregnancy.

What if I am sick (vomit) or have diarrhoea?
If you vomit within 2 hours, take another pill straight away and continue on your normal schedule.
If you continue to vomit after 12 hours, you should follow instructions for a missed or forgotten pill.

If you   have bad diarrhoea ( six to eight watery stool within 24hrs) continue taking your pill as normal but use additional barrier contraception until 48 hours after it has stopped.  

Ingredients

Each box of Femodene will contain three packets containing 28 tablets each. Each packet has three strips of 7 smaller ‘active’ pills (21 in total), and 7 larger ‘inactive’ pills.

The active sugar-coated tablets contain 75mcg progestogen gestodene and 30mcg oestrogen ethinylestradiol.

Inactive ingredients in the pills include: maize starch, lactose, povidone, magnesium stearate (E572), sodium calcium edetate, macrogol 6000, talc, calcium carbonate (E170) and montan glycol wax.

Femodene Side Effects

Common Femodene Side Effects
 
  • spotting or bleeding between periods for the first few months
  • nausea
  • sore stomach
  • weight gain
  • headache
  • tender breasts
  • mood swings
 
(reported by between 100-1000 of every 10,000 users)
 
Uncommon Side Effects
 
  • stomach upset or nausea
  • migraines or severe headache
  • bigger breasts
  • fluid retention
  • a lack of interest in sex
  • an itchy skin rash
 
(reported by between 10-100 in every 10,000 users)
 
For a list of all known side effects, read the patient leaflet supplied with your pill.
 
See a doctor immediately if you experience:
 
  • signs of a blood clot in a vein or artery (swelling in one leg or along the vein of one leg, accompanied by i change in colour; unexplained breathlessness or coughing; sharp chest pains, stomach pain or dizziness; sudden poor vision; extreme nausea, fainting or weakness; severe stomach pains)
  • signs of a severe allergic reaction (swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, throat or hands and difficulty breathing or swallowing)
  • signs of breast cancer (changes in the nipple, noticeable lumps or dimpling of the skin)
  • signs of cervix cancer (unusual vaginal bleeding and/or discharge, pain in the pelvis and during sex)
  • signs of liver problems (severe upper abdomen pain, yellowed skin or eyes, inflammation of the liver, itching across the body)
Will I experience period bleeding with Femodene?

During the 7 day inactive pills time you may experience breakthrough bleeding. Femodene may make your periods lighter, regular and might make them less painful. However, every woman’s experience of Femodene will be different. Some women will experience no bleeding at all while taking the pill, while other women will have bleeding or spotting throughout the initial months.

Is there a risk of weight gain?

Again, this will vary. But, as with most oral contraceptive pills, Femodene can cause weight gain in some women.