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Microgynon 30 is a combined oral contraceptive (COC) tablet. It is used by women to prevent pregnancy. A COC contains two hormones (ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel) that are similar to the natural hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, which are produced by your body.
Microgynon 30 is a product that contains 21 tablets. This means that you need to take one tablet every day for 21 days. This is followed by 7 days where you take no tablets.
If you are a new user of this medicine or restarting this medicine again after a break
If you are switching from another oral contraceptive tablet
If you are currently taking a 21-day tablet:
If you are currently taking a 28-day tablet:
If you are currently taking a progestogen-only Pill (POP or ‘mini Pill’):
If you are starting Microgynon 30 after a first trimester abortion
Start taking Microgyon 30 immediately. You will have contraceptive protection with your first tablet and will not need any additional contraception.
If you are starting Microgynon 30 after delivery or second trimester abortion
If you missed a tablet for less than 12 hours from your usual time
If you missed a tablet for more than 12 hours from your usual time
Your contraceptive protection may be reduced.
If you missed a dose in the first week of the cycle:
If you missed a dose in the second week of the cycle:
If you missed a dose in the third week of the cycle:
If you took your tablets correctly in the previous 7 days, follow any of the following 2 methods. You do not need extra contraception. If this was not the case, follow the first method and you would need additional contraception, such as condoms, for the next 7 days.
This medicine may cause nausea, breast soreness, bloating, mood changes, headache, vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) and missed or irregular period. These symptoms normally improve within two to three months without treatment.
If you missed 2 menstrual periods in a row (or 1 menstrual period if the tablet has not been used correctly), contact your doctor for a pregnancy test.
It may also cause chloasma (yellow brown patches on the skin). This may happen even if you have been using Microgynon 30 for a number of months. You can reduce this by avoiding exposure to the sun or ultraviolet light while taking this medicine.
This medicine might increase your risk of problems such as blood clots, heart problems and breast cancer. Your doctor will monitor you for any problems.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medicine immediately and see your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you smoke or have the following medical conditions before starting this medicine:
The above information answers some common questions about this medicine. It does not contain all the available information. It also does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.