Norgeston comes in strips of 28 tablets. Each tablet is marked with the day of the week it should be taken on.
To take Norgeston correctly, you should:
It’s common to not get your period when taking Norgeston. If this happens, this isn’t a cause for concern.
- swallow 1 tablet whole with water every day for 28 days.
- try and make sure it’s around the same time every day.
- take Norgeston within the same 3 hour period every day or it won’t be effective.
- start a new strip after 28 days, without a break between packs.
- start each strip on the same day every time.
When should I start taking Norgeston?
You can start taking Norgeston at any point during your menstrual cycle, though you may not be protected straight away depending on when you take it. If you start taking Norgeston on day 1-5 of your period, then you’ll be protected from pregnancy straight away, so you won’t need to use another method of contraception, like condoms. If you take it after day 1-5 of your cycle, you’ll need to keep using protection for 2 days.
What happens if you miss a Norgeston pill?
If you miss a pill, or start your new pack a day late, take the pill you missed as soon as possible. You should take the missed pill even if it means taking two pills at once. As long as the replacement pill is taken within three hours of your usual time and you take your next pill at the normal time, you should still be protected from pregnancy.
If it has been longer than 3 hours since you missed your pill, you may not be protected from pregnancy any more. Continue to take your pill as normal, but do not have unprotected sex for the next 2 days. You will need to use additional contraception during this time. If you’ve had unprotected sex since you missed your pill, you’ll need to use emergency contraception.
Can I take Norgeston to delay my period?
No, Norgeston is a mini pill that you take back to back with no break in between. Because of this, you can’t use it to delay your period.
Can I use Norgeston as emergency contraception?
Mini pills can not be used as an emergency contraceptive. If you are not using contraception and have had unprotected sex, then you should take the morning after pill within 2 or 5 days depending on which one or insert a copper coil within 5 days.
Is Norgeston safe?
Yes, if you have been prescribed Norgeston then it is safe for you to take. There is no evidence that Norgeston is any less safe than other contraceptive pills.
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