- Does Femodette make your breasts grow?
Some women may have changes in breast size after starting the pill because of the oestrogen hormones in the pill. The changes are usually within the first few months of starting the pill. If you have any concerns about recent changes in your breasts, speak to your doctor for advice.
- Does Femodette increase your risk of blood clots?
Your risk of developing blood clots is small when taking the pill. The risk is higher for people with risk factors like smoking, being overweight, high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of blood clots, therefore this pill is not suitable for those people.
- Does the Femodette pill help acne?
Femodette and similar combined oral contraceptive pills are also sometimes used to help treat acne.
- Can Femodette make you depressed?
There are no current studies directly explaining a link between the pill and depressive symptoms, although some women have reported experiencing this side effect on the pill.
If you develop symptoms of depression or are having suicidal thoughts, seek medical attention straight away.
- Can Femodette cause changes to your weight?
Some women have haved changes in their weight after starting the pill, although not everyone will have this side effect. Speak to your doctor for advice if you are concerned about any recent weight changes.
- Does the Femodette pill stop periods?
It can do. If you take Femodette everyday without the 7 day break, it will stop your monthly periods. This would mean you start each new 21 pills strip the day after the previous one ends without taking any breaks.
- Can Femodette cause mood swings?
Mood changes can be a side effect of taking the pill but not everyone will have it. If you have low mood after starting the pill and it does not improve after the first 3 months, or if you are worried at any time, speak to your doctor for advice.
- Can Femodette give you low libido?
There have been a few reports of low sexual interest when taking the pill. If this side effect does not improve after the first 3 months of taking the pill, or it is affecting your quality of life, speak to your doctor for advice.
- Can I drink while taking Femodette?
Yes. Drinking alcohol should not affect the effectiveness of Femodette. You should aim to stay within the UK recommended alcohol drinking limits.
- Can I take painkillers when taking Femodette?
Yes, you can take over the counter painkillers like paracetamol when taking the pill. If you need to take stronger painkillers or in general, any other medicine, speak to your doctor for advice first.
- Can I take Femodette when I’m breastfeeding?
Your doctor will be able to advise you on suitable contraceptive options if you are a breastfeeding mother.
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