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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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