There are two types of Oral Contraceptives available. A combined oral contraceptive which has an Oestrogen and Progestogen component and a Progestogen only Pill.
Both are very effective forms of contraception and offers a wide variety of choice so you can opt for a treatment which is best suited for you.
There are two types of oral contraceptives available. A combined oral contraceptive has an Oestrogen and Progestogen component.
Both are very effective forms of contraception and offers a wide variety of choice, so you can opt for a contraceptive which is best for you.
Combined oral contraceptives are more commonly given; however, they may not be suitable for all women. If you are intolerant or if having oestrogen is not recommended, then you can take Progestogen-only Pills. If you are at risk of developing blood clots or have a family history of blood clots, the combined pill may be unsuitable, and you may be given a Progesterone only pill.
For progesterone-only pills, please see our 'mini pill' section.
There are various uses of oral contraceptives. It is an effective, reliable and safe method of contraception. However, it can also be used in women with heavy, irregular or painful bleeds. The dosage cycle of contraceptives can result in the regulation of the menstrual period. It can also provide relief of pain and heavy bleeds as it reduces the uterus lining, thus reducing the amount of bleeding.
The combined oral contraceptive is the most common type of contraceptive and provides over 99% protection from pregnancy if taken correctly.
Combined contraceptives contain two different synthetic hormones, an Oestrogen and a Progestogen. They work in various ways; they can reduce the thickness of the womb lining, which does not allow an egg to implant itself onto this lining. The mucus content in the cervix increases, making it more difficult for sperm to travel from the vagina to the womb. This stops fertilisation from occurring. Lastly, it can prevent ovulation, which means the ovaries are stopped from releasing eggs into the womb. There are many brands available which contain varying Oestrogen and Progestogens and allowing you to find one which suits you best.
Normal preparations are usually taken once a day at the same time for 21 days, followed by a 7-day pill-free period. It is best to take the pill with a full glass of water. The pill is taken as directed for as long as contraception is required. For other conditions, it is taken as directed by the Doctor.
For everyday preparations – Take one daily.
There are also certain advantages and benefits involving the treatment of contraceptives.
However, you must remember to take every day at the same time and remember when to omit the 7-day period. To circumvent this, there are also everyday preparations which our doctors can prescribe.
There are always negative effects that can occur; however, the incidence is relatively low as the pill is generally well tolerated. Some effects are listed below:-
Please do not hesitate to ask the doctor for further information.
Inform our doctors if you are on any other medication or suffer from any other medical condition. This is required to ensure contraceptives are safe and effective for you.
Do not take contraceptives without consulting the doctor if you are currently taking:
We understand that sometimes you can miss a dose. It is important to know your next steps and to understand whether you are protected from pregnancy. An action guide is outlined below which will help you with your next step. Alternatively, you can contact our doctors or read the guidance written by the NHS. A missed pill is 24 or more hours late.
You should do the following if you are coming to the end of the packet and miss two pills.
Absorption of the active ingredients is reduced if you experience Diarrhoea or vomiting.
If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of taking a dose, you should take another tablet. If you experience Diarrhoea or vomiting for more than 24 hours, you should use additional precautions for seven days after recovery. Our doctors can provide further information if required.
Here at Prescription Doctor, we offer a great range of safe and reliable combined oral contraceptives from Brevinor to Zoely. They have varying active ingredients. However, all are safe and effective methods.
You can choose your treatment, and our registered doctors will perform a quick and easy consultation to ensure it is safe and effective for you. If approved before 3 pm, the UK pharmacy can dispatch your order in discreet packaging for next-day delivery.
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