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  • Lizinna
  • Lizinna
  • Lizinna
  • Lizinna


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Buy Lizinna online

Lizinna is a contraceptive pill with the synthetic hormones norgestimate and ethinylestradiol. Lizinna and Cilest have the same active ingredients and effect on your body. The manufacture of Cilest stopped the production in 2019 and Lizinna is a good alternative if you used Cilest as a contraceptive before. You can order the Lizinna pill via follow-up prescription online at Apomeds.

Package size & Dosage Lizinna

Lizinna 0.25 mg/35 mcg

from £0.70 per pill
  • 126 TABLETS
  • 63 TABLETS

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Lizinna Information

Brand name Lizinna
Manufacturer Morningside Healthcare Limited
Active ingredient Ethinylestradiol, Norgestimate
Dosage form TABLETS
Prescription requirement Prescription only

What is Lizinna?

Lizinna is an effective contraceptive pill. It contains two active ingredients, namely the synthetic hormones estrogen and progestogen. Although it is usually taken to prevent unwanted pregnancy, it is also prescribed for other problems, such as irregular periods. Lizinna contains the same active ingredients and has the same effect as Cilest. To explain, Cilest is another birth control pill that has been discontinued by its manufacturer, Janssen. If you used to take Cilest, you may switch to Lizinna via a follow-up prescription.

How does Lizinna work?

Each pill contains two active ingredients ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms and norgestimate 250 micrograms. These are synthetic female sex hormones. Through its active ingredients, Lizinna prevents you from getting pregnant by stopping the ovulation process. Also, it makes it more difficult for sperm to cross into your womb and for fertilized eggs to implant.

Lizinna uses, available doses & prices

This contraceptive pill is generally used to prevent pregnancy. However, it is prescribed for other problems, too. For instance, it can improve your overall ovarian health and make your period regular. Also, it can reduce premenstrual symptoms and make it less painful.

Lizinna is available in packages of 63 and 126 tablets for £61.10 and £83.20 Pounds. Please note that Lizinna will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections. Use condoms to protect yourself and your partner against the risk of getting an infection.

How to take Lizinna?

Lizinna comes in a pack of 21 tablets. Take one pill, at the same time of the day, for 21 days. After that, have a seven-day break. To explain, during this break, you will get a withdrawal bleed that resembles your period. You will still be protected against pregnancy during this time. After the seven pill-free days, start a new pack of Lizinna, even if you are still bleeding. It's important to take the pill every day at the same time. To achieve this, try to set an alarm or take it at a specific time of the day, such as when you wake up or go to sleep.

Lizinna Patient Leaflet

Lizinna side effects

Common side effects:

  • Headache
  • Breast pain
  • Feeling sick
  • Slight bleeding or spotting

Other side effects:

  • Skin reactions
  • Increased risk of getting a blood clot in artery and vein.

For more information on side effects and contraindications please read the leaflet carefully or ask your doctor.

Lizinna should not be taken if you:

  • Over 35 years and smoke
  • Overweight
  • Had blood clot before
  • Had a heart attack, angina or a stroke
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Migraines with aura
  • Liver diseases
  • You breastfeed


The contraceptive pill is not suitable for all women. It is generally prescribed to young, adult women, who have no serious health problems.

Lizinna should not be taken if you:

  • Are over 35 years and smoke
  • Had blood clot before
  • Had a heart attack or a stroke
  • Are overweight
  • Have high blood pressure
  • You breastfeed
  • Have liver diseases
  • Have breast cancer

Please note that this is not a complete list of contraindications. You can find all the necessary information in the leaflet. Also, when you get the follow-up prescription or a refill, inform your doctor about your health condition.

Interactions with other drugs

The active substances in Lizinna can interact with other medicines. To explain, they can interact and diminish the effect of the birth control pill. Moreover, they can also aggravate certain health conditions.

Do not combine Lizinna with:
  • Antibiotics prescribed for infections
  • Paracetamol
  • Antifungal drugs
  • Heart problems medication
  • Liver problems medication
  • Drugs that treat HIV or AIDS
If you need to take a certain medication, but also want to use Lizinna, discuss with your doctor about alternatives. Read the leaflet to see the full list of possible interactions.

Some facts about Lizinna

  • Lizinna is suitable for healthy young women and should not be taken by women over 35 who smoke.
  • Lizinna has a Pearl index of 99%.
  • Lizinna or any contraceptive pill won’t protect you against sexually transmitted infections.

How can I order Lizinna online?

You can order Lizinna online only through a follow-up prescription. To clarify, this means you can purchase it only if you used similar drugs before. At Apomeds, if you already took the contraceptive pill Lizinna, Cilest or Cilique before, you can order a follow-up prescription. We will send you the pill in 24 hours, discreetly packed, right at your door. You can find more information on how our delivery system works here.

Is Lizinna the same as Cilest?

Lizinna has the same active ingredients in the same dosage. Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms and Norgestimate 250 micrograms and have the same effect on your body. The manufacture of Cilest stopped the production in July 2019. From a medical point of view, you can switch between them very easy, as they have the same active ingredients. Both pills have a 21-day strip so you can swap them out for each other, and you are still protected against pregnancy.

What should I do if I forget a pill?

Take the pill as soon as you remember. If you missed to take one for 24 hours or more follow the instructions in the leaflet.

Normally it is advised:

One missed a pill. If you miss or forget one pill take it as soon as you remember, even if you have to take 2 pills on the same day and then continue as normal.

If you missed two or more pills: If you missed more than 1 pills you might be not protected. Take the last pill as soon as you remember and then continue as normal taking one pill every day at the same time. It is recommended to use extra contraceptives for the next seven days until you are fully protected again.

If you have unprotected sex in the timeframe of seven days after you missed pills you might need to take the morning-after pill. If it's hard for you to start the next pack after the 7 pill-free days, it might be better for you to take a pill that you need to take every day.

When can I start to take the Lizinna pill?

It depends on your personal medical history and experience with contraceptive pills. Before taking any birth control pills, you need to check with your doctor. However, if you already used Lizinna or Cilest before, you can order a follow-up prescription, online, at Apomeds.

Contraceptive pills at Apomeds

Apomeds has the following combined contraceptive pills for you: Yasmin, Microgynon, Qlaira, Ovranette, MercilonCilique.

Is Lizinna an effective contraceptive?

Yes, the combined contraceptive pill has a Pearl Index of 99%, meaning it offers you a 99% protection against pregnancy. However, its effectiveness also depends on the way you take it. To clarify, if you follow the course of the treatment exactly as instructed by your doctor, then the pill will provide you with the desired protection.

Can I use Lizinna if I just had a baby?

In general, it is not recommended to use birth control pills right after you had a baby. It should be avoided, especially if you are breastfeeding. To explain, the estrogen present in the pill can reduce the amount of breast milk you produce. Discuss with your doctor about this aspect and find an alternative until it is safe to take Lizinna.

Buy Lizinna Online

Did you use Cilest until now and you can no longer get a refill? Then Lizinna is the ideal medication for you! It has the same effect and dosage of hormones. You can easily order it at Apomeds through a follow-up prescription. Buy Lizinna online now! Find more information on how this process works here.

Christoph Pies

Medically reviewed by:

Walter Brinker studied medicine in Cologne. After his specialist training in gynecology and obstetrics and several years as a senior physician, he settled in Remscheid, where he now runs a joint practice with two colleagues. He was educated in the USA, China, Poland, Congo, Zimbabwe and later also taught there. He is also in possession of the American approbation. In Germany he conducts seminars on contraceptives. Through his work abroad, he is also trained in travel medicine and supervises travel groups on exotic trips around the world as a doctor.

Last reviewed: 10.05.2021
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