What is Microgynon?
Microgynon, from Bayer, is a combination of hormone and oral contraceptive for women. The pill contains the yellow-body hormone, progestin, and estrogen, in small doses. These ingredients are active substances. This birth control pill is the first ovulation inhibitor in the world with only 0.03 milligrams of estrogen. Microgynon user-reports are quite positive and the product is prescribed widely worldwide.
The micro-pill is mainly used to prevent pregnancy. However, you may use it for other health benefits, such as:
- Lighter, less painful menstruation
- Regular menstrual bleeding
- Reduced short-term changes of menopause
How does Microgynon work?
Through its two synthetic hormones, the micro-pill prevents ovulation from occurring. Also, it thickens the cervical mucus, blocking the sperms to get through the uterus. These two actions combined guarantee you a 99% protection against pregnancy.
How to take Microgynon?
Take the pill once a day with water; if possible, always at the same time of day. Continue the treatment for 21 consecutive days, and after that take a seven-day break. All pills contain the same dose of hormones, so it’s important to not miss one, as it will increase your chances of getting pregnant. We advise you to set an alarm or take it at a specific time, for example, when you wake up.
What to do in case you miss a pill?
In case you forget to take a Microgynon dose, take it as soon as you remember, even if you have to take two pills very close to one another. If many hours have passed since you forgot, for instance, 12 hours, use another contraceptive method (i.e. condom).
Microgynon Patient Leaflet
Microgynon side effects
In general, Microgynon serious side effects do not occur, due to the low amount of hormones in the birth-control pill. However, Hormonal contraception can cause mild side effects, especially when you take the pill for the first time.
Common Microgynon side effects include: :
- Painful period
- Feeling sick
- Breast sensitivity
- Low sex drive
Occasional and rare side effects:
- Weight gain
- Depressed mood
- Changes in mood
- Increased blood pressure
- Hair loss
Very rare side effects:
- Blood clots
Typically, common side effects cease after the first months of treatment, when your body has adapted to the inflow of hormones. However, if they do not disappear, contact your doctor and discuss a new contraceptive product. Also, seek immediate medical assistance if you experience any severe side effects. Read the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed information on Microgynon side effects.
Microgynon is a safe birth control pill, but this doesn’t mean it is suitable for all women. The hormones can aggravate certain health conditions or increase the risk of serious side effects. To explain, this is the exact reason why the medication is sold only through a prescription. Licensed physicians should asses your health condition and determine whether this pill is suitable for you or not.
Microgynon must not be used in the following contraindications:
- Before an operation
- If a long period of bed-rest is expected
- You are overweight
- In the event of a previous heart attack or stroke
- High blood pressure
- If you are a heavy smoker and are over 35 years of age
- Had a previous form of cancer
- If you suffer from migraine
Please find all known contraindications inside the Patient Information Leaflet.
Microgynon Interactions with other medications
Microgynon intake critically affects the following medications:
- Heart problems medicine
- Treatment for AIDS or HIV
- Antifungal drugs
There are numerous other medications in this category. To emphasize, always read the patient information leaflet before starting the treatment and discuss it with a doctor.
Order Microgynon and other oral contraceptives from Apomeds
We are aware that in order to prescribe Microgynon, it should be verified that the person is suitable for the medication. Apomeds connects you to mail-order pharmacies and EU-approved doctors, who check your completed questionnaire for contraindications and interactions with other medicines. So you can safely and discreetly order your birth-control pill online! Apomeds has other birth-control pills on its list, besides Microgynon: Yasmin,Qlaira, Ovranette, Mercilon, Loestrin, Cilique and Lizinna.
Does Microgynon protect me from sexually transmitted diseases?
No, the micro-pill has the role to protect you from pregnancy. As a result, you should use condoms to protect yourself and your partner against sexually transmitted infections.
Can I buy Microgynon over the counter?
Although some online pharmacies sell the birth control pill without a prescription, we advise you not to do it. To explain, as mentioned above, the hormones inside the pill can interact with other medications or aggravate a disease you have. It is essential to consult a doctor before starting a treatment with Microgynon.
Can I take Microgynon if I smoke?
There is a higher risk of getting blood clots when you are above 35 years and smoke. We do not recommend taking this medicine if you smoke, especially if you are a heavy smoker.
What are the benefits of using Microgynon?
Apart from being a very efficient contraceptive, the pill can also improve your period, ovarian health and reduce the menopause changes.
When will I get my period?
Our period should begin 2-3 days after starting to take the inactive tablets at the end of the package. Also, the period may not finish before you start the next pack.
Please note that when you begin the treatment for the first time, you may experience side effects such as spotted bleeding. Do not confuse it with your period.
Buy Microgynon online
You can purchase Microgynon at Apomeds only through a follow-up prescription. To explain, we will provide you this medication only if you used it or other similar drugs before.
After our licensed physicians approve your request, you may select the desired product and order it online. In the shortest time, the medicine, along with the follow-up prescription will be sent to your home. You can count on our discreet, professional and safe services! More Information on how Apomeds works can be found here.
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.