Microgynon 30 Contraceptive Pill


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One brand of combined contraceptive pill is Microgynon 30. It contains two hormones that can affect your menstrual cycle and protect you from pregnancy. The company Bayer produces the pill and it is over 99% effective if you use it correctly. There is another form of Microgynon called Microgynon 30 ED, which is simply an everyday version of this pill.

There are two hormone derivatives within each pill. There is 30 micrograms of Ethinylestradiol, which is an oestrogen derivative and 150 micrograms of Levonorgestrel, which is the progestogen derivative. These two hormones prevent pregnancy by stopping an egg from being released during your cycle. They also thicken the mucous fluid and thin the uterus lining so three different mechanisms are used to prevent you from falling pregnant.

Microgynon 30 is a monophasic pill so each pill contains the same amount of hormones. This version is a 21-day pill so each strip contains 21 pills for one cycle. You take a pill every day until you have finished the strip and once you have done so, there is a seven-day break where you do not take any pills. This allows for a withdrawal bleed, which resembles a period. You then start the next strip exactly one week later in order to be protected from pregnancy. If you do not take the pill correctly, you run the risk of falling pregnant.

The pill has a number of advantages. It is one of the most effective contraceptive methods available and it is also a very convenient method. It does not interfere with sex and it is easily reversible because if you want to have a baby, you stop taking the pill. It can also regulate your periods because you know exactly when your withdrawal bleed will be and it can also be much lighter and shorter than a usual period. It can also reduce pre-menstrual symptoms.  However, a big disadvantage of every contraceptive pill is that it will not protect you against any sexually transmitted diseases.

Other ingredients that each pill contains include lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate, sucrose, calcium carbonate, macrogol 6000, titanium dioxide and glycerin.


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