Microgynon 30 combined contraceptive pill (levonorgestrel 150mcg and ethinylestradiol 30mcg).Start order
How to buy online
- Read medical information about contraceptive pills
- Answer medical questions to check for eligibility
- Reviewed by doctors - posted from UK pharmacy
Microgynon 30 combined pill
Microgynon 30 is a combined contraceptive pill containing synthetic oestrogen and progesterone, and are best taken regularly every day at the same time of day for 21 days of the cycle. ED (extra day) pills come with an extra 7 tablets containing no active ingredient.
|Microgynon 30||1 x 3 month pack||£13.50|
Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.
Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.
If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).
Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.
|Order value||Prescription fee|
|up to £10||£1.00|
|up to £20||£3.00|
|up to £50||£5.00|
|up to £100||£8.00|
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About Microgynon 30
Contraceptive pill consultation process
Please read in full the medical information before completing an online consultation for Microgynon 30 supplied on prescription.
Who qualifies for Microgynon 30?
Eligible women can obtain a 3-month supply of Microgynon 30 contraceptive pill. Women qualify if:
- They have been taking Microgynon for the last year.
- They have had no problems with Microgynon in the last year.
- They have had a face-to-face pill check-up for their contraceptive pill in the last year.
Brands of contraceptive similar to Microgynon 30
Ovranette, Rigevidon and Levest contraceptive pills contain the same ingredients at the same strength and dosage as Microgynon 30, and work in exactly the same way.
Alternative contraceptive pills
Please note: Dr Fox can only issue the same pill you are already taking. Women cannot change their regular oral contraceptive pill to a new type without seeing a doctor face-to-face.
Women using online services to obtain contraception should have regular pill checks at their doctor's surgery (usually every 6 months). Women ordering regularly from Dr Fox are required to provide GP details and consent to a notification of supply letter being sent to inform surgeries.
In addition to Microgynon Dr Fox supplies all other brands of contraceptive pills including other mini pills and combined pills. Combined pills contain two types of hormone: oestrogens and progestogens. Mini pills contain progestogens only.
Why is my GP switching me from Microgynon to Rigevidon?
It is currently cheaper to the NHS to provide Rigevidon. Doctors may switch some women from Microgynon to Rigevidon as an NHS cost cutting measure.
In theory, at least, there should be no difference. The side effects and effectiveness of the two pills should be the same. The active hormonal ingredients are, after all, identical. However, for whatever reason, some women are uncomfortable with a change, over which they may not have had much say. Some women complain of feeling less well. It remains to be seen whether complaints about the switch settle down.
What is Microgynon 30?
Microgynon 30 is a daily hormonal contraceptive to prevent pregnancy manufactured by Bayer pharmaceutical company containing the following active ingredients:
- 150 micrograms of the progestogen levonorgestrel
- 30 micrograms of the oestrogen ethinylestradiol
Product characteristics of Microgynon 30 from eMC.
Further details can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet for Microgynon 30.
Women's views of Microgynon 30
Some women experience side-effects when they start using the pill – the experiences of some using Microgynon 30 are listed in these external forum links:
The comments made in the forums above are entirely personal and should not be taken as medical advice. Dr Fox is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Discussion about the replacement of Microgynon with Rigevidon can be found at the health section of this student forum. Discussion at this forum reflects the views of its contributors, not those of Dr Fox.
There has been considerable concern amongst women who have been switched by their GPs from Microgynon to Rigevidon.
Patient information leaflet
The 'Patient Information Leaflet' supplied with medication must be read before use.
Microgynon 30 Patient Leaflet
The order process
Answer short medical questionnaire
Choose treatment, register, and pay
Doctor issues prescription online
Medicine posted direct from pharmacy
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