Microgynon 30 is a combined oral contraceptive pill. It is the most prescribed pill in the UK and the often the first your NHS GP will recommend. Microgynon 30 is an NHS favourite as it is effective, generally well tollerated and relatively cheap to prescribe. Microgynon 30 contains two active ingredients: ethinylestradiol 30 mcg and levonorgestrel 150 mcg. These are synthetic versions of the female reproductive hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women naturally produce in their ovaries.
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How it works
Microgynon 30 works by overriding the natural female cycle.
The combination of oestrogen and progesterone in Microgynon 30 inhibits ovulation, thickens cervical mucus to impede sperm motility and thins the womb lining to make it less able to nurture a fertilised egg.
Taking Microgynon 30
Microgynon 30 is a monophasic pill, which means all of the tablets contained in the blister pack have the same dose of hormones.
It is usually taken every day for 21 days at about the same time every day, and then followed by 7 Pill free days. You should begin a new blister pack after your Pill-free week.
Microgynon 30 does not protect against sexually transmitted infection. Even if you are taking the pill to protect against unwanted pregnancy, you should always use a barrier method with a new partner until you have both been tested and cleared for STIs.
Other medications - such as antibiotics, the weight loss pill Xenical, and the emergency oral contraceptive pill – can decrease the effectiveness of Microgynon 30. It is important you speak to your doctor about how any medicines you are prescribed may affect your contraceptive pill.
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