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.

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  • Including prescription
  • Next-day delivery included

How does Microgynon work?

The Microgynon pill contains ethinylestradiol (oestrogen) and levonorgestrel (progestogen). The presence of these two ingredients make the Microgynon pill a combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP). It also means that this treatment can be more effective than some of the other progestogen only contraceptive pills on the market. As with other combined contraceptives, this medication works to manipulate hormone levels and uses a three stage approach to prevent conception.

Microgynon works by altering the lining of the womb in order to make it difficult for an egg to develop there. It also employs a few other techniques to prevent pregnancy. It tricks the body into thinking an egg has already been released and thus stops this from happening in the first place. It also thickens the fluids in the womb, reducing the possibility on any sperm being able to enter. This three-step approach make the Microgynon contraceptive pill one of the most effective contraceptive methods available.

What are the benefits?

When taken on the first day of your period, Microgynon offers almost complete protection against pregnancy. As this is a combined contraceptive pill, it contains synthetic forms of both oestrogen and progestogen. The presence of both these hormones make the Microgynon pill one of the most effective contraceptive methods available. Like other combined hormonal treatments, Microgynon employs a three-stage approach to offer almost complete protection against pregnancy. Microgynon can also be used to treat endometriosis and the symptoms associated with heavy or painful periods. Women suffering from these conditions have noticed a significant improvement when using this treatment.

Who can use this treatment?

This Microgynon pill can be used by women who are over the age of 18 and who want to use a combined contraceptive treatment. You should not use Microgynon if you are pregnant or currently breast-feeding. If you are suffering from any liver problems, heart problems, severe diabetes, unusual vaginal bleeding or have a history of strokes, you should consult with your doctor before using this treatment.

When you buy Microgynon online at 121doc, you will be required to complete an online medical questionnaire as part of the ordering process.Our doctors will use this information to determine whether this is the correct contraceptive treatment for you. Please ensure that you include as much information as possible in regards to your medical history and any other medication that you are currently taking.

How to use this treatment?

Microgynon should be taken for 21 consecutive days, which is followed by a seven-day rest period. You may experience a withdrawal bleed during this rest period but you will still be protected against pregnancy. You should start the next 21 day course of this medication at the end of this rest period, even if you are still experiencing the withdrawal bleed. Each pill will be calendar marked to help you keep track of your treatment course. You are able to contact our dedicated customer service team if you need any advice on using this medication.

Provided that you take your first tablet on the first day of your period, you will be immediately covered. If you take your first pill between days two and five of your period, you will need to use another contraceptive method for seven days. You will only be fully covered if you take each Microgynon pill as instructed. Any missed pills will have an impact on the effectiveness of this medication. You will be provided with a patient leaflet that will give you full instructions on how and when to take each tablet. There will also be instructions on what you would need to do in the event of any missed dosages.

What are the Microgynon side effects?

As with all prescription medication, there is a small risk of side effects when using the Microgynon pill. Possible symptoms can include weight fluctuation, mood changes and breast tenderness. While most of these side effects should pass once your body has adjusted to the treatment, you should consult with your doctor if you experience anything persistent that causes you significant discomfort. A full list of the possible side effects from this medication is included in the patient leaflet that we will send you with the medication. You are also able to download this document at the bottom of this page.

How to buy Microgynon online?

You can buy Microgynon online without a prescription or doctor's appointment. Our private team of health professionals will assess your medical questionnaire and can create a prescription for you within minutes of the order being received. The medical questions are quick, thorough and easy to understand. We offer all of our delivery options to our customers at no extra cost, ensuring that you receive your medication as quickly as possible.


Mercilon YasminMicrogynon
Overview Combined pillCombined pillCombined pill
Progestogen 150mcg Desogestrel3mg Drospirenone150mcg Levonorgestrel
Oestrogen 20mcg Ethinylestradiol 30mcg Ethinylestradiol30mcg Ethinylestradiol
Features Improves period pain & PMS symptomsImproves acne & period painImproves period pain & PMS symptoms
  Side effects
Side effects Low riskLow riskLow risk
Breastfeeding UnsuitableUnsuitableUnsuitable
Smoke CautionCautionCaution
  Over 35 & smoke
Over 35 & smoke UnsuitableUnsuitableUnsuitable
  High blood pressure
High blood pressure CautionCautionCaution
  How to take
How to take 21 days with break of 7 days21 days with break of 7 days21 days with break of 7 days
  Price 3 month course
Price 3 month course £39.99£44.99£34.99
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