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Combined Pill | Active ingredient(s): Ethinylestradiol & Norethisterone | Manufacturer: Various

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How does Brevinor work?

Brevinor contains ethinylestradiol and norethisterone, two synthetic versions of the naturally occurring hormones oestrogen and progesterone.

Ethinylestradiol and norethisterone prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg while also thickening cervical mucus in the womb, making it less likely for a sperm to reach an egg. When you are on the combined pill, the womb lining does not thicken, which means that even if a fertilised egg were released, it is less likely to be able to successfully implant into the womb and grow.

Who can use Brevinor?

Brevinor is intended for women who wish to prevent pregnancy.

The combined pill is not recommended if you smoke and are over the age of 35. You may be recommended a different form of contraception, such as a mini pill, if this applies to you.

You can buy Brevinor from 121doc if you are over the age of 18 and are currently using a combined contraceptive pill.

How do I take Brevinor?

Brevinor should be taken every day at the same time each day for 21 days. This is followed by a seven-day break, during which you may experience a withdrawal bleed similar to your period. After the seven-day break, you should begin the next pack immediately.

For immediate protection, take the first pill on the first day of your period - this is the day you begin bleeding. You can take it up to the fifth day of your period, but it will take seven days for you to be completely protected against pregnancy. Before then, you should use another form of contraception, such as condoms, or refrain from sex.

What if I miss a pill?

Take the next pill as soon as possible, and the next one at your usual time, even if it means taking two pills at the same time. If you are less than 12 hours late in taking your pill, it will still be effective.

If you are more than 12 hours late, you should still take your last missed pill as soon as you remember and take the rest of your pack normally, but you may not be protected for the next seven days. You should avoid sexual intercourse or use another contraception method, such as a condom, for the next seven days.

If there are less than seven pills in your strip after you have missed the pill, continue taking the rest of the strip as normal and start the next one without taking a break.

Vomiting and diarrhoea

If you experience an upset stomach or get sick soon after taking your pill, it may not be as effective. Continue taking your pills as usual, but use an additional contraception method, such as a condom, while you are sick and for the next seven days. If there are less than seven days left on the blister strip, start the next strip without taking a break.

What are the possible side effects of Brevinor?

All medications come with the risk of side effects. Some common side effects of Brevinor are a change in sex drive and irregular vaginal bleeding.

Other side effects of Brevinor include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • breast tenderness
  • weight gain
  • appetite changes
  • headache
  • high blood pressure

Some women report feelings of depression when on contraceptive pills. It is important that you get in touch with your GP as soon as possible if you experience very serious mood changes or depressive symptoms.

Some women do not experience any side effects or find that their side effects disappear after a few days. If any side effects are severe or persistent, contact your GP. They will be able to suggest an alternative contraceptive pill.

For a full list of side effects, read the patient information leaflet.

Blood Clots

Women who take combined contraceptive pills are at an increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, a type of blood clot, although this is very rare. Smoking, increased age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, migraines, certain heart conditions, diabetes, and being overweight increase this risk. This is why it is important for us to know your height, weight, and blood pressure measurements during your consultation.

What precautions should I take?

Before taking any medication, you should inform your doctor about any medical conditions you have. Some symptoms of long-term conditions may worsen when you are on the pill.

You should also inform your doctor about other medications or supplements you are currently taking, as it is possible that they could interact with one another. This includes medications used to treat epilepsy and arthritis as well as certain antibiotics and sedatives.

What are the benefits of Brevinor?

Brevinor is very effective at preventing pregnancy. It can also help regulate your periods, making them less painful and heavy. Combined contraceptive pills like Brevinor also provide immediate protection against pregnancy when taken on the first day of your period.

Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.


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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How does it work?

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Select a condition here or use the top menu. For every condition, we provide you with information as well as the treatments we currently offer. If you don’t know which is best for you, just click the 'Advise-me' button.


If you know what you want, the quickest way to find a specific medication is to use the search bar here.


Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.

The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.

All your information is safe with us. We don’t share it with anyone unless you want us to.


If you need any guidance, you can call, message or email our customer service team via the ‘How can we help you?' section here.

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As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.


If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.

Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).


Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.

Deliver Expect your delivery the next working day.
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All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.


We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.

With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).


All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.

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With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.

The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.


There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.

You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.


There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!