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Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

What is Femodene?

Each strip of Femodene contains 21 white tablets containing 75 micrograms of the progestogen gestodene and 30 micrograms of the oestrogen ethinylestradiol. Other ways to ingest contraceptive hormones include contraceptive patches, injections, implants, the vaginal ring and the intrauterine system.

Femodene is a reliable and safe form of contraception when used correctly, but it also has other benefits too:

  • Combined pills including Femodene provide some protection against ovarian and womb cancers.
  • It makes your periods far more manageable. You will have a withdrawal bleed when you finish a strip of Femodene each month, but this is often more manageable than irregular periods.
  • You can skip a period by taking your second packet straight through without a break.
  • Femodene thins your womb lining causing periods to become lighter, quicker and with fewer PMS symptoms.
  • Femodene and other combined pills can help settle acne.
  • Femodene can help control the symptoms of endometriosis.
  • Femodene can lessen the worry of falling pregnant and help you enjoy sex.
  • Sex is uninterrupted, but if you are unsure of your partner's sexual history, it's advised you use condoms.

Non-hormonal methods are less reliable. They include the intrauterine device, condoms, caps and sponges. These work by blocking sperm from the womb. Because condoms block sperm from the vagina they are able to prevent the spread of most STIs.

How Does Femodene Work?

A woman's menstrual cycle can be controlled by hormone tablets known as 'the pill'. Femodene is one of the combined pills that provide effective contraception. Femodene protects you in three ways:

  • It prevents an egg ripening and leaving the ovaries
  • It thickens the cervical mucus so no sperm can enter the womb
  • It thins the lining of the womb so an egg can't implant and grow there

You'll need to take a small pill every day to get protection against pregnancy. Millions of women use the contraceptive pill because it has one of the highest effectiveness rates out of all available contraceptives. You are highly unlikely to fall pregnant if you take it correctly.

The Different Types of Combined Pill and Mini Pill

Contraception is available in many different forms. Femodene is a combined contraceptive pill that uses two hormones to prevent pregnancy. The mini pill, also called the POP or progesterone only pill, does not include oestrogen and is more suitable for some women. Mini pills also provide an over 99% contraception rate.

EllaOne is an emergency contraceptive that should only be used if you've had unprotected sex. It's recommended you use it a maximum of once per menstrual cycle. EllaOne works by delaying ovulation. You can take it up to three days after sex. It's available online, over-the-counter or from your local GUM clinic.

How Effective Is Femodene?

Femodene is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Women who fall pregnant on the pill are likely to have forgotten a dose or have been unwell, and not used emergency contraception.

There are also some medicines that can stop Femodene working correctly, so it's important to be aware of your health. Medicines that interfere include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungals
  • HIV and Hepatitis C drugs
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Epilepsy drugs
  • St John's Wort
  • Sedatives

Your doctor will advise if it's safe to use these drugs and Femodene at the same time because not all brands of medicine interfere with the pill. If they do you will need to use extra barrier contraception during the course of the medicine and for seven days afterwards.

Diabetics may need their medicines altered if they want to use Femodene as it can influence diabetic drugs.

Following vomiting or diarrhoea: Femodene needs time to absorb into your system so if you are sick or have severe diarrhoea, you may not be covered against pregnancy. See 'What to do if I miss a dose' for detailed instructions.

How To Take Femodene

  • Femodene is designed to be taken at the same time each day. The strip packets are printed with the days of the week to help you remember.
  • Don't break the pill or it won't work correctly.
  • Swallow it with or without water or take it with food if you prefer.

What To Do If You Miss A Dose

  • Less than 12 hours late: Take your pill straight away. You are still covered.
  • More than 12 hours late or more than one missed pill: Take the last missed pill and use condoms for the next seven days. If you have less than seven pills left proceed to the next packet without a seven-day break.
  • If you have missed pills and had unprotected sex then you should consider emergency contraception.
  • If you start a new strip later than seven days you should follow the missed pill advice above.

If you have sickness or severe diarrhoea within four hours of taking your pill, it may not have had time to absorb. If you are able, take one within 12 hours of being unwell. If your illness continues for more than 12 hours, you need to follow the missed pill instructions from the last day of your illness. You may not be covered against pregnancy during this time.

How To Start Femodene

  • Take Femodene on the first day of your period and then take one pill at the same time every day for 21 days. If you do this correctly you are covered against pregnancy.
  • When you finish the strip stop taking pills for seven days. Begin your next strip seven days later even if you are still bleeding. The pill covers your contraception during the seven pill-free days.
  • If you are swapping from another brand of contraceptive pill, you should take Femodene when you finish your current strip. Do not have a seven-day break. If you use a 28-day pill begin Femodene after you have taken the last active pill.
  • Mini pill users can take Femodene on the first day of their period and have immediate contraception.

If you've had a miscarriage or abortion in the first three months of pregnancy, you can start taking Femodene straight away if your doctor advises it. After three months you will need to use barrier contraceptives for a time. Your doctor will advise you.

If you have just had a baby, Femodene can be started 21 days after delivery provided that you are fully mobile. Don't use Femodene if you are breastfeeding.

Femodene Side Effects

Common side effects are headaches, weight gain, feeling sick, stomach aches, sore breasts and mood swings. Less common side effects vomiting, fluid retention, migraines, lack of libido, skin rashes, breast enlargement.

Rare side effects include losing weight, an increase in sexual interest, vaginal or breast discharge and difficulties using contact lenses. Rare serious side effects are blood clots and a severe allergic reaction.

If you experience the more common side effects you may find they pass after a few months of use. If you are still experiencing them after three months, contact your doctor to talk through some alternatives.

Femodene Precautions

  • If you forget to take the pill then you may not be covered against pregnancy.
  • There are no sexually transmitted infection protections from any combined pill. Only condoms offer protection from STIs.
  • You are slightly more likely to develop a blood clot (thrombosis) if you take the pill than a woman who does not. It's more likely if you are overweight, older, smoke, or have diabetes.
    If you are immobile after an operation you will need to stop taking Femodene as it raises the risk of blood clots.
  • Your risk of cervical cancer may be higher, although researchers suggest this may be due to unprotected sex rather than the combined pill.
  • You are at a higher risk of breast cancer. The risk is very small, but the longer you use the pill the higher the risk becomes.
  • Combined pills may increase the risk of liver tumours.
  • You may experience some side effects.

The majority of women can take Femodene, but it is a prescription medicine because some women should not use it. Your doctor will examine you if you have experienced these conditions:

  • If you are pregnant
  • Women who have experienced blood clots or had a heart attack
  • Those with abnormal red blood cells
  • Women who have or have had breast or womb cancer
  • Women with unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Women with jaundice
  • Women with diabetes that has affected their blood cells
  • Women with liver disease
  • Women with disorders of blood fat metabolism
  • Women who have family with the above conditions

You may be able to use Femodene under your doctor's recommendation if you have the following conditions:

Severe depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, otosclerosis, MS, porphyria, calcium deficiency, Sydenham's chorea, cardiovascular disease, breast problems, kidney disease, obesity, lupus (SLE), asthma, uterine fibroids, gallstones, migraines, or chloasma.

Other contraceptives containing the same active ingredients:

  • Femodene ED
  • Femodette
  • Katya
  • Millinette
  • Sunya
  • Triadene

How to buy Femodene?

When buying the contraceptive Femodene, and any hormonal contraception, you will need to have had a face-to-face consultation with your doctor initially. You will then obtain a prescription. Once you've ordered it in person, you can then order it online. This can be easily obtained when completing our quick consultation that will take approximately five minutes. A certified doctor reviews this and then you can order Femodene online.

Do I need a prescription?

Femodene is available in the UK but your doctor must prescribe it for you. Once you have done this the initially, you can then order it online following a consultation. This is the same for all clinically proven medication. This is to confirm the medication is perfectly safe and highly effective for you to use. The prescription process will involve a short consultation – this is the same in person as well as online – and involves medical and personal question to ensure Femodene is compatible with you.

Is it safe to order online?

When ordering from a certified online pharmacy, you can be ensured that your medication is safe. If the pharmacy doesn't ask you to complete essential health and medical question, however, this is a telltale sign that the website isn't certified. The website should also display clear signs that it is registered and approved by the relevant authorities. In the UK, this includes being registered by the MHRA and GMC.

All medication will be delivered in tamper proof packaging complete with the full patient leaflet, which confirms that the medication is clinically proven and highly effective.

What is included in the price?

When ordering Femodene online here at Medilico, this is an all-inclusive price including the prescription, consultation, medication and delivery. There are no hidden costs. The price adjusts depending on the dosage and quantity you have ordered.

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