Buy Qlaira Contraceptive Pill Online
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- oestrogen (estradiol valerate)
- progesterone (dienogest)
- Fill in our brief medical assessment form online
- One of our doctors will review your medical form to check if Qlaira is a safe and suitable contraception for you
- We will post your pills to your address or you can pick it up from your local Superdrug store (Click and Collect locations may be limited during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic)
- We provide a safe, confidential and convenient service at Superdrug Online Doctor. We send your pills in discreet and unmarked packaging
Can you get Qlaira over the counter?
Can you get Qlaira on the NHS?
- They prevent ovulation (by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg).
- They make the lining of your womb thinner so it becomes difficult for a fertilised egg to implant in your womb.
- The hormones make the mucus in your cervix thicker to prevent sperm from travelling into the womb.
How long does Qlaira take to work?
How effective is Qlaira?
- Take each pill on the day it is marked with, preferably at the same time every day.
- Swallow each pill whole with water, with or without food.
- You should take one pill every day for 28 days and start the new pack of another 28 pills the next day without a break.
- You will usually have a withdrawal bleed like your monthly period during the last 2 or 3 days of taking the pill - around days 26 to 28.
- You should continue the new pack of 28 pills even if you still have a withdrawal bleed
- You will still be protected from pregnancy when taking the last 2 white pills without hormones, as long as you have taken your previous pills correctly and continue the next pack of 28 pills straight after the previous pack ends
When should I start taking Qlaira?
Can I take Qlaira without a break?
What happens if you miss a Qlaira pill?
- If you miss one pill or start a new pill pack a day late, take the missed pill immediately you remember even if you have to take 2 pills in one day.
- If it has been less than 12 hours since you missed the pill, you will still be protected from pregnancy.
- If it has been more than 12 hours since you missed the pill, you may not be protected from pregnancy. Speak to your doctor for advice on what to do next.
- If you miss taking any of the inactive white pills, you can just discard them as they do not contain any hormones. You should make sure you continue taking the rest of your pills correctly to stay protected from pregnancy.
Can I take Qlaira to delay my period?
Can I use Qlaira as emergency contraception?
- stomach pain
- painful periods
- irregular periods
- breast pain
- changes in your weight
- change in appetite
- low mood
- change in blood pressure
- hair loss
- heart palpitations
- changes in your vision
- vaginal infections
What should I do if I experience side effects from taking Qlaira?
- Blood clots in your legs or lungs
- Heart attack or stroke
- Recent surgery
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol levels
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Liver or kidney problems
- Breast or cervical cancer or a family history of these cancers
- high blood pressure
- inflammatory bowel disease (crohns or ulcerative colitis)
- sickle cell anaemia
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- breast cancer
- liver disease
- any other medical condition
- Blood clots - Your risk may be higher if you already have heart disease, if you smoke or are overweight. You should seek medical attention if you have symptoms of a blood clot, like difficulty breathing, chest pain, swelling or pain in your leg.
- Bleeding between periods - This may improve after the first 3 months of taking Qlaira when your body adjusts to the hormones in the pill. If you still have irregular bleeding after this time, speak to your doctor for advice.
- Breast cancer - Women who have a family history of breast cancer, are overweight or smoke, may have a higher risk of getting breast cancer when taking the pill. Speak to your doctor if you notice any breast lumps or discharge from your breast.
Qlaira drug interactions
- hepatitis C
- fungal infections
- Does the Qlaira pill stop periods?
- Does Qlaira increase your risk of blood clots?
- Is it normal to bleed on Qlaira?
- Does the pill Qlaira cause acne?
- Can Qlaira cause depression?
- Can Qlaira cause anxiety?
- Can Qlaira cause weight gain?
- Can Qlaira cause infertility?
- Can I drink while taking Qlaira?
- Can I take painkillers when taking Qlaira?
- Can I take Qlaira when I’m breastfeeding?
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- Qlaira patient information leaflet (2018) EMC [accessed 5 April 2021]
Dr Draper studied at the University of Oxford and finished her training to become a doctor at University College London, with a special interest in innovation in medicine, online and digital medicine, improving access to healthcare and reducing inequalities in health and well-being.
Last reviewed on: 07/06/21