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What are the differences?

  Combined pill Mini pill (POP) Contraceptive ring Contraceptive patch
  Examples
Examples Qlaira, Trinovum, Yasmin Noriday, Cerazette, Cerelle NuvaRing Evra Patch
  Effectiveness
Effectiveness > 99% > 99% > 99% > 99%
  Use
Use Once daily (some with a 7-day break) Once daily (no break) Once a month (with a 7-day break) Once a week (with a 7-day break)
  How to take
How to take Orally Orally Vaginally Transdermally
  Ingredients
Ingredients Oestrogen & progestogen Progestogen Oestrogen & progestogen Oestrogen & progestogen
  Features
Features
  • Regulate periods
  • Milder PMS symptoms
  • Additional effects (some pills combat acne)
  • Suitable for most women (including those breastfeeding)
  • Regulates PMS symptoms
  • Safer alternative
  • Regulate periods
  • Milder PMS symptoms
  • Effective even with vomiting/diarrhoea
  • Regulate periods
  • Milder PMS symptoms
  • Easy application
  • Effective even with vomiting/diarrhoea
  Side effects
Side effects
  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Nausea
  • Fluid retention
  • Weight changes
  • Spotting
  • Irregular periods
  • Menstrual flow changes
  • Headache
  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Nausea
  • Fluid retention
  • Weight changes
  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Nausea
  • Fluid retention
  • Weight changes
  Who can take
Who can take
No Pregnant
No Breastfeeding
No Suffer from migraine
No BMI ≥ 35
No High blood pressure
No Older than 35 and smoke
No Pregnant
Yes Breastfeeding
Yes Suffer from migraine
Yes BMI ≥ 35
Yes High blood pressure
Yes Older than 35 and smoke
No Pregnant
No Breastfeeding
No Suffer from migraine
No BMI ≥ 35
No High blood pressure
No Older than 35 and smoke
No Pregnant
No Breastfeeding
No Suffer from migraine
No BMI ≥ 35
No High blood pressure
No Older than 35 and smoke

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  • Review by a qualified doctor
  • Including prescription
  • Next-day delivery included
Combined Pill

More commonly known as 'the pill', the combined pill is the most popular form of contraception. It can also be used to treat heavy periods, premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis.

If you are already using a combined pill, fill in our online consultation and order today.

If you are still unsure, click the advise me button to discover what best suits you

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Yasmin
3 months
£44.99
6 months
£69.99
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Marvelon
£39.99
£59.99
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Femodette
£41.99
£65.99
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Microgynon
£34.99
£49.99
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Femodene
£39.99
£59.99
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Logynon
£31.99
£47.99
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Mercilon
£39.99
£59.99
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Ovranette
£32.99
£52.99
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Qlaira
£67.99
£109.99
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Zoely
£39.99
£64.99
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Contraceptive Ring

The ring is an attractive option for anyone who finds it inconvenient to take a daily pill. The ring is inserted once a month and is up to 99% effective.

If you are already using a the ring, fill in our online consultation and order today.

If you are still unsure, click the advise me button to discover what best suits you

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NuvaRing
3 months
£69.99
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Mini Pill

The mini pill is particularly popular with women who are sensitive to oestrogen. It is suitable for those over 35, smokers, and those who breastfeed or have high blood pressure.

If you are already using a mini pill, fill in our quick online consultation and order today.

If you are still unsure, click the advise me button to discover what best suits you

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Noriday
3 months
£32.99
6 months
£47.99
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Cerazette
£39.99
£59.99
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Contraceptive Patch

The contraceptive patch is an alternative to hormonal pills.

The patch contains oestrogen and progestogen. It is applied once a week and is up to 99% effective.

If you are already using patches, fill in our online consultation and order today.

If you are still unsure, click the advise me button to discover what best suits you

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Evra Patch
3 months
£49.99
6 months
£79.99
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FAQs

What is included in the online consultation?
Will a doctor review my consultation?
What happens after I submit my order?
Is the price all-inclusive?
Can I place more than one order at a time?
What are my delivery options?
Is it safe to buy prescription medication online?
How do I know which treatment is best for me?
Is this service discreet?
What is included in the online consultation?

Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.

All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.

Will a doctor review my consultation?

It is a legal and medical requirement that a doctor first reviews all completed consultations. We have a team of in-house doctors and specialists who will ensure your selected treatment is safe for your use. All information is stored securely and confidentially.

Please note, we do not guarantee that our doctors will approve treatment.

What happens after I submit my order?

Your consultation will be sent directly to our medical team, where it will be reviewed by one of our doctors.

If your chosen treatment is deemed suitable for your use, they will issue a prescription. Your prescription is then forwarded to our pharmacy, where your medication will be dispensed and dispatched for courier delivery.

Is the price all-inclusive?

Yes. All 121doc orders include a medical consultation, a prescription and next-day delivery. There are no additional costs. We believe in providing a safe and easy-to-use service.

Can I place more than one order at a time?

Yes. However, certain medications may negatively interact with each other. Our doctors may not approve your order on this basis.

You can place multiple items in one basket, and complete a consultation for all.

If you wish to place a second order for a different medication, you will have to complete a separate consultation.

What are my delivery options?

We offer several delivery options:

  • Next-day delivery
  • UPS Access Point - convenient parcel drop-off and collection near your home or work address
  • Nominated-day delivery - choose the most convenient day for delivery

All these options can be tracked and require a signature on delivery. If you are not available, a friend or relative can sign in your place.

None of these options will incur an additional charge.

Is it safe to buy prescription medication online?

To ensure you are purchasing from a reputable company, you should look to see their country’s regulatory bodies verify them.

In the UK, this is the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).Certificates can be viewed here.

How do I know which treatment is best for me?

Some treatments also offer the 'Advise Me' function. You will be asked questions about your lifestyle and needs, plus medical questions. You will then be presented with the advice of our doctors.

Is this service discreet?

Our patients’ privacy is of utmost importance. All your medical information is securely stored and only viewed by our doctors. We do not share your details with third-parties. We are also regularly inspected by various UK regulatory agencies, such as the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

All orders will only show on invoices, bank statements, etc. as ‘HHC Ltd’.

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