3 month pack of microgynon 30

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Microgynon for Period Pain


3 month pack of microgynon 30
Microgynon is a combined oral contraceptive. It contains Ethinylestradiol and Levonorgestrel, which are synthetic versions of the female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen. It can also be used to help relieve period pain.

Microgynon is a prescription only medication. To order Microgynon, complete our brief online consultation. One of our online doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

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Microgynon Pill

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.

Microgynon can help relieve your period pain by making your periods lighter. Period cramps are usually caused by chemicals in the womb called prostaglandins, which make the womb contract and squeeze. If your body produces too much of this chemical, it can make these normal contractions more intense and sometimes painful. Fewer prostaglandins are released when you have lighter periods, which can make your menstrual cramps less painful.

Each Microgynon tablet contains 0.03mg ethinylestradiol and 0.15mg levonorgestrel, which are synthetic versions of estrogen and progesterone.

Microgynon tablets are round, small and either come in white or yellow colour.

Microgynon is a prescription only medication. While most healthy women can take Microgynon, it is important that a doctor or nurse assess whether it is suitable for you before you take it.

You must not take Microgynon if:

  • Are about to have an operation or will be off your feet for a long time
  • Have had a heart attack or stroke in the past
  • Have ever suffered from angina pectoris or a transient ischaemic attack
  • Suffer from diabetes with blood vessel damage
  • You have ever had a blood clot
  • Have a disorder which affects the way your blood clots
  • Have very high blood pressure
  • Suffer from hyperhomocysteinaemia
  • Have or have had a migraine with an aura
  • Have or have had breast cancer
  • Have or have had a severe liver disease
  • Have had a liver tumour
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients in Microgynon
Make sure you inform your prescribing doctor of any conditions you have had in the past and mention any medications you are currently taking.

The following side-effects are common if you are taking Microgynon:

  • nausea

  • abdominal pain

  • headaches

  • depression

  • mood swings

  • painful or sore breasts

Uncommon side effects

  • fluid retention

  • upset stomach

  • migraine

  • loss of interest in sex

  • breast enlargement

  • skin rash, which may be itchy

The patient leaflet provides more information on the side effects of the pill.


Microgynon slightly increases the risk of thrombosis. You should use an alternative type of contraception if you are already at risk, due to an illness or a previous medical conditions. This is the case if you:

  • have a family history of thrombosis

  • are obese

  • are over 35 and smoke

  • are suffering from a condition affecting your lipometabolism

  • are suffering from hypertension

  • have a heart problem such as atrial fibrillations or cardiac valve disease

There are a few medications which can interact with Microgynon. Make sure you let your prescribing doctor know if you are currently taking any medication.

If you are prescribed any medication while taking Microgynon, make sure you let your doctor know that you are currently taking Microgynon.

Medications which can interact with Microgynon include:

  • Some medications used to treat epilepsy
  • Some medicines used to treat HIV and hepatitis
  • The antifungal medication griseofulvin
  • Certain sedatives, such as barbiturates
  • Certain antibiotics
  • The herbal remedy St. John’s Wort

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