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Logynon is a combined oral contraceptive. It contains the active ingredients Ethinylestradiol and Levonorgestrel. To place an order, fill in our brief questionnaire. You can choose a preferred treatment, such as Logynon. Our online doctor will review your information and approve an appropriate treatment.
Prescriptions for urgent treatment can be delivered by Pharmacy Collect, usually within an hour. Or you can choose for your prescription to be delivered to your address. Prescriptions can be used at a pharmacy of your choice.
A consultation for the contraceptive pill costs €20.
Logynon is a combined oral contraceptive pill which, when taken correctly, prevents you from getting pregnant.
Logynon works by preventing eggs from being released from your ovaries every month; by making it difficult for sperm to get to the uterus (womb) by making your cervical mucus thicker, and by stopping the lining of your uterus from getting thick enough to allow an egg to implant in it and grow.
This contraceptive pill contains two artificial versions of the female sex hormones oestrogen and progestogen. It is these hormones which trigger the changes above which stop you from getting pregnant.
In common with other types of combined contraceptive pills, Logynon can help to make your periods lighter, less painful, and more regular. It could also help to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Contraceptive pills can’t protect you from getting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so if you are having sex with a new partner and don’t know their sexual history, you should use Logynon together with condoms to prevent any risk of infection.
Logynon can cause blood clots which can be very dangerous if left untreated. make sure that you talk to your doctor about your medical history before you take Logynon.
You should not take Logynon if you:
Taking certain medicines at the same time as taking Logynon can stop the pill from working properly. These include:
Logynon comes in packs of 28 tablets and you take one every day without a break. There are 21 ‘active pills’ and seven ‘inactive pills’ in each pack. Logynon must be taken as directed by your doctor to ensure that it works effectively in preventing pregnancy.
Each calendar pack of Logynon contains six light brown tablets, five white tablets, 10 ochre-coloured (yellowish) tablets and seven inactive white tablets.
Each light brown tablet (Phase I) contains the active ingredients Levonorgestrel at a strength of 50mcg and Ethinylestradiol at a strength of 30mcg and the inactive ingredients of lactose and sucrose.
Each white tablet (Phase II) contains the active ingredients Levonorgestrel at a strength of 75mcg and Ethinylestradiol at a strength of 40mcg and the inactive ingredients of lactose and sucrose.
Each ochre tablet (Phase III) contains the active ingredients Levonorgestrel at a strength of 125mcg and Ethinylestradiol at a strength of 30mcg and the inactive ingredients of lactose and sucrose.
Seven inactive white tablets are taken for seven days after the active tablets have been taken.
Each pack of Logynon is designed in a way that helps you to remember to take your pills regularly. Each pack of Logynon contains three foil strips with three sets of seven self-adhesive strips with the days of the week printed on them. Each foil strip has 28 tablets, made up of 21 small active different coloured tablets in three rows and seven larger inactive white tablets in the last row.
It is most effective to start taking your first Logynon pill on the first day of your next period. This gives you contraceptive protection from your first pill.
One Logynon pill must be taken at the same time every day for 28 days to protect you against pregnancy. Each pill must be swallowed whole with water.
You will always start each new strip of pills on the same day of the week. Don’t take a break between packets.
Logynon must be taken exactly as instructed by your doctor to ensure that you are protected against pregnancy. It is 99% effective against pregnancy when taken correctly.
As with all medicines, Logynon can cause side effects. Not everybody gets them though. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects.
Common side effects (these affect between 100 and 1000 in every 10,000)
Uncommon side effects (these affect between 10 and 100 in every 10,000)
Some women may also experience some bleeding between periods (spotting) in the first few months of taking Logynon. This normally stops on its own, but if the bleeding becomes heavier or starts again after a few months, talk to your doctor.
Logynon is a combined hormonal contraceptive (CHC) pill and these types of pills can increase your risk of developing a blood clot compared with not taking a CHC. Rarely, blood clots can cause serious problems and even death.
Blood clots can develop:
Signs of a blood clot include pain or swelling in your calf, shortness of breath, chest pain - if you experience any of these symptoms then you must seek immediate medical attention.
Do remember however that the overall risk of getting a blood clot that will cause serious complications because of taking Logynon is small. The risk of developing a blood clot while taking Logynon depends on other risk factors that increase your risk of VTE and ATE.
The risk of developing a blood clot in a vein is highest during the first year of taking a CHC such as Logynon for the first time. After the first year, the risk reduces but is still a little higher than if you aren’t taking the pill.
The risk of getting a blood clot returns to normal a few weeks after stopping Logynon.
Logynon is a low dose contraceptive pill and taking the pill can slightly increase the risk of cervical cancer although it is not known if the pill alone is to blame.
If you have or have ever had breast cancer you should not take Logynon as it slightly increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
If you have a question about this service, please email [email protected] with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.
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