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Gedarel 30/150 is a combined oral contraceptive pill, also known as ‘the Pill’.

It contains versions of two types of the female sex hormones, progesterone and oestrogen. When used correctly, it will stop you getting pregnant.

Fill in our brief questionnaire to place your order. Our GP will then review this and issue your prescription, assuming Gedarel 30/150 is suitable for you. 

If you require emergency contraception, you can order the morning after pill here.

3 month supply £24
6 month supply £29

Prices include delivery and prescription.

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What is Gedarel 30/150?

Gedarel 30/150 is what’s known as a combined oral contraceptive pill, commonly called ‘the Pill’. It comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked by the days of the week.

Gedarel 30/150 contains synthetic versions of the two female sex hormones, progesterone and oestrogen, which are called desogestrel and ethinylestradiol.

Together, these hormones will prevent you from getting pregnant, just as your natural hormones make it impossible for you to conceive again if you are already pregnant.

How does it work?

Gedarel 30/150 stops you from getting pregnant in three ways:

1.     by preventing ovulation (when your ovaries release a monthly egg)

2.     by making the fluid of your cervix thicker, so it’s more difficult for sperm to make its way through towards an egg

3.     by thinning the lining of your womb so that it’s harder for a fertilised egg to grow there

How do I take Gedarel 30/150?

You should swallow your Gedarel 30/150 tablets whole, without chewing or crushing. You can take it with or without water, on an empty stomach or after food.

Gedarel 30/150 tablets are to be taken once a day, at around the same time every day. Take the pill marked on the strip by the corresponding day of the week.

You should take one pill a day for 21 days, until the strip is finished. Then you will have a 7-day break period, when you take no tablets. In this time, it’s likely that you’ll get a ‘withdrawal bleed’, which acts a lot like your usual monthly period. After these 7 days, start a new strip of pills, and begin the cycle again.

Why would I take it?

If used correctly, Gedarel 30/150 is one of the most reliable types of contraception available for women. It doesn’t interrupt sex, and is completely reversible (meaning that it won’t affect your fertility in the long-term).

Who can take Gedarel 30/150?

You should only take Gedarel 30/150 if a licensed nurse or doctor has prescribed it to you. It’s commonly used by women who are sexually active, and who don’t wish to become pregnant. 

Who shouldn’t take Gedarel 30/150?

Gedarel 30/150 isn’t suitable for everyone. You shouldn’t take it if you:

  • are pregnant
  • are allergic to its ingredients
  • have or have had a blood clot (like DVT or PE)
  • have a disorder affecting your blood clotting (like a protein C deficiency)
  • need to have an operation
  • have a history of heart attacks, strokes or mini-strokes
  • have severe diabetes or high blood pressure
  • get ‘migraines with aura’
  • have or have had pancreatitis
  • have a history of liver disease
  • have a history of cervical or breast cancer
  • have a condition called endometrial hyperplasia

Talk to your doctor if you’re unsure about whether or not Gedarel 30/150 is safe for you to use.  

How effective is Gedarel 30/150?

If taken properly, Gedarel 30/150 is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.

How do I get Gedarel 30/150?

You can only get it with a prescription from a licensed nurse or doctor. You can get a prescription in-person, at your local doctor’s surgery, or online, using a registered health service like Dr.Ed.com.

What is the best time of day to take Gedarel 30/150? 

You can take Gedarel 30/150 at any time of day (morning, noon or night), it won’t change its effectiveness.

However, you should try to take your pill at around the same time every day, so that your hormone levels stay constant. Set yourself an alarm to do this if you have trouble remembering. 

Will it protect me against STIs?

No, taking the Pill won’t protect you against STIs, such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea. The only thing that helps protect you against STIs is a condom.  

Can I delay my monthly period with Gedarel 30/150? 

You can postpone your monthly period when taking Gedarel 30/150. This is completely safe, and a very useful option for some women.

If you don’t want to have your monthly bleed, simply skip the 7-day break period by starting a new strip of pills immediately after you finish your current one. You should only do this for periods of up to three months at a time.

What if I take a pill late?

If you’re less than 12 hours late in taking a tablet, you’ll still be protected from pregnancy. Take your pill as soon as you remember, and continue the next day as usual.

If it’s been more than 12 hours since the time you usually take your pill, your protection from pregnancy could be reduced. Take your pill as soon as you remember, but use condoms for the next 7 days if you’re having sex.

What should I do if I forget a pill?

This depends on where you are on your current strip:

·      If you forget to take the pill in Week 1 (days1-7): take the missed pill as soon as you remember, even if this means taking two in one day. Use condoms for the next 7 days if you’re having sex. If you had sex in the week before you missed the pill, you could be at risk of pregnancy. Contact a doctor, as you may need emergency contraception.

·      If you forget a pill in Week 2 (days 8-14): take the pill as soon as you remember, even if it means taking two at once, and continue the cycle as normal. You will still be protected from pregnancy.

·      If you forget a pill in Week 3(days 15-21): take the forgotten pill as soon as you remember, even if this means taking two in one day. Finish your strip, and go straight to the next strip, without taking your 7-day break.

If you’ve forgotten any of your pills, and you don’t get your usual withdrawal bleed during your next 7-day break, then you could be pregnant. Contact your doctor before continuing with Gedarel 30/150.

What if I’m sick after taking a pill?

If you’re sick (vomiting or diarrhoea) within 4 hours of taking Gedarel 30/150, the hormones in the pill might not have been fully absorbed by your body.

If you’re sick within 12 hours of taking your tablet, take another one from a spare strip of pills as soon as possible. If it’s been more than 12 hours, follow the advice for when you forget a pill.

What is in my Gedarel 30/150 pill?

Your Gedarel 30/150 pill contains active and inactive ingredients. The active ingredients are ethinylestradiol (30 micrograms) and desogestrel (150 micrograms).

The inactive ingredients are: lactose monohydrate, potato starch, all-rac-alpha-tocopherol, stearic acid, silica colloidal anhydrous, magnesium stearate, Hypromellose, povidone K 30, propylene glycol, and Macrogol 6000. 

Will it affect my fertility?

Gedarel 30/150 will prevent you from getting pregnant while you’re taking it, but will have completely left your system within 7 days of stopping. This means that your normal fertility levels will return after about 7 days.

Will Gedarel 30/150 affect my periods?

It can affect your periods. Some users find their periods are lighter and less painful while they’re on Gedarel 30/150. However, every person’s experience with hormonal contraception is different.

I smoke – will it affect Gedarel 30/150?

Smoking cigarettes doesn’t affect the Pill. Gedarel 30/150 is just as effective in preventing pregnancies in smokers and non-smokers alike. 

Common side effects:

  • nausea
  • acne
  • stomach pains
  • weight gain
  • mood swings (depression, nervousness or anxiety)
  • sore or tender breasts

Rare side effects:

  • allergic reaction
  • skin disorders
  • blood clots (thrombosis)
  • stroke, or mini-stroke
  • heart attack

What drugs does Gedarel 30/150 interact with?

Gedarel 30/150 can alter how well other drugs work, and can interact with certain medicines. 

You should ask your doctor before taking it, if you are currently taking:

  • ciclosporin (a drug given after transplant surgery)
  • tizanidine (a treatment for muscle spasticity)
  • drugs used for treating epilepsy
  • Some antibiotics-particularly those used to treat TuberculosisLevothyroxine (used to treat hormone deficiencies)
  • St Johns Wort

It may not be safe for you to use Gedarel 30/150, and you may have to use an alternative mode of contraception.

Does Gedarel 30/150 cause blood clots?

Taking Gedarel 30/150 does slightly increase your risk of getting a blood clot. However, this risk is still very small.

You should seek urgent medical attention if you notice any of the following signs of a blood clot:

  • painful swelling of one leg, with a change in colour of the skin on your leg (deep vein thrombosis)
  • sudden coughing up blood, breathlessness,  or chest pain (pulmonary embolism)
  • sudden loss or blurring of vision in one eye (retinal vein thrombosis) 

Can I use Gedarel 30/150 when breastfeeding?

It’s not recommended to use Gedarel 30/150 when breastfeeding. Consult your family-planning nurse or doctor, who can recommend another form of contraception.

When can I take Gedarel 30/150 after giving birth?

You can start taking Gedarel between 21 and 28 days after you deliver your baby. Make sure that you use condoms, or another barrier method, for the first 7 days.

Will Gedarel 30/150 affect my mood?

A common side effect of the Pill is mood swings. If you have a history of mental illness, like anxiety or depression, Gedarel 30/150 could make your symptoms worse. Talk to your doctor for advice while you consider your options.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Taking Gedarel 30/150 could affect the results of some blood tests, or the outcome of surgery. Tell your doctor if you’re taking it well in advance, because you might have to stop taking it beforehand.




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  • 5
    by , 11th Jan 2017
    Really good, especially when there are doctors who can help you and it's easy and quick as I forget my pill at home before flying to the UK so delivery is fast too.

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