What is Microgynon?
Microgynon is a contraceptive pill prescribed to prevent unwanted pregnancy, and can also be used to help relieve the symptoms of period pain. It contains a combination of the two hormones ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel.
How do I take Microgynon?
Microgynon tablets are to be swallowed whole, without chewing or crushing them. You can take your Microgynon tablet either with or without water or food.
Each packet of Microgynon tablets contains 21 pills, with each pill marked by the corresponding day of the week on the blister foil strip. If you start your packet on a Monday, you will press your first tablet through the blister foil marked ‘MON’, and carry on through the usual days of the week following the arrow. Please note, product packaging may differ from the image above.
If this is the first hormonal contraceptive you have used in the past month, you should take your first Microgynon pill on the first day of your menstrual cycle, i.e. on the first day of your usual menstrual bleed.
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