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Katya has more oestrogen than some pills and a newer progesterone, meaning it can help relieve PMS-related problems while still having minimal side effects.

Once you've started taking Katya, you can reorder up to 6 months worth of your Pill online. Complete a short online assessment and your online doctor will check if you can keep using your Pill. If they agree, your Pill will be posted to your door.

Katya® £19.00
Katya® £24.00

Price include delivery and prescription.

What is Katya?

Katya is a combined hormonal contraceptive pill (CHC) that you take to avoid getting pregnant. It is available on prescription and is licensed by Stragen UK Ltd.

Advantages of Katya include:

  • It can be 99% effective if used correctly.

  • It is completely reversible (the effects are temporary).

  • It is a monophasic contraceptive (you don't have to worry about changing doses mid-cycle).

  • It contains a ‘third generation’ form of progesterone called gestodene, which is designed to cause fewer side effects.

  • It does not interrupt sex.

  • It usually makes your periods lighter, regular, and less painful.

  • It reduces your chances of developing ovarian, womb, and colon cancer.

  • It may reduce your risk of health problem like fibroids, ovarian cysts, and non-cancerous breast disease.

  • It may reduce your pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS) such as bloating.

  • It may improve your acne.

Prices for a 3 month course are from £19. Prices for a 6 month course are from £24.

What are the active ingredients in Katya?

Katya contains two active ingredients, 30 μg (micrograms) of ethinylestradiol and 75 μg (micrograms) of gestodene, which are synthetic versions of the natural hormones oestrogen and progesterone produced in women who have periods.

Ethinylestradiol and gestodene work together to prevent pregnancy in the following three ways,

  • Prevent ovulation – a process where your eggs ripen and are released from your ovaries each month.

  • Thin your womb lining – making it less likely for the fertilized egg to attach to your uterus.

  • Increase the thickness of your natural mucus at the neck of the womb – making it more difficult for sperm to reach your egg.

How does Katya compare to other pills?

Katya is called a standard strength Pill because it contains 30 μg of ethinylestradiol. This makes it better at reducing period-related problems like heavy bleeding or period pain.

Lower strength Pills only contain 20 μg. They are less likey to give side effects, but Katya also has fewer side effects than some pills because it contains Gestodene; a third-generation progesterone.

Katya is a monophasic contraceptive, which means each tablet throughout your course contains the same amount of active ingredients. This is different from other ‘phasic’ contraceptives, where you take different amounts of hormones on different days during the course. Although monophasic pills do not provide any difference in dosage, they are just effective and are easier to take. Biphasic and triphasic CHC pills have no proven benefit and are more complicated to use.

Other contraceptive pills containing the same active ingredients as Katya are:

  • Femodene.

  • Femodette.

  • Millinette.

  • Sunya.

  • Triadene.

Katya is most similar to Femodene and Millinette 30/75.

Below is a table with some Pill brands grouped by their active ingredients:

Type of pillOestrogenProgesteroneBrand

Monophasic low strength


Ethinylestradiol 20 μg (microgram)

 Desogestrel 150 μg Gedarel 20/150,
 Gestodene 75 μg Femodette,
Millinette 20/75,
Sunya 20/75
 Norethisterone acetate 1 mg (milligram) Loestrin 20
Monophasic standard strength  

Ethinylestradiol 30 μg

 Desogestrel 150 μg

Gedarel 30/150,

Drospirenone 3 mg Yasmin
Gestodene 75 μg Femodene,
Katya 30/75,
Millinette 30/75
Levonorgestrel 150 μg Levest,
Microgynon 30,
Norethisterone acetate 1.5 mg Loestrin 30
 Ethinylestradiol 35 μg Norethisterone 500 μg Brevinor,
Norethisterone 1 mg Norimin
 Estradiol (as hemihydrate) 1.5 mg Nomegestrol acetate 2.5 mg Zoley (contains 4 inactive pills)

Other options for the contraceptive pill include:

  • Biphasic preparations such as BiNovum (discontinued)

  • Triphasic preparations such as:

    • Logynon.

    • Triadene.

    • Synphase.

    • TriRegol.

  • Quadraphasic preparations like Qlaira

  • Progesterone only pills including (these contain the active ingredient desogestrel):

    • Cerazette.

    • Cerelle.

Is Katya right for me?

You can reorder Katya online if you have been taking a contraceptive pill for three months or more and are over 18 years of age.

Katya is contraindicated (not safe to use) if you have any of the following:

  • A history of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in your leg), pulmonary embolus (blood clot in your lung), or a blood clot in any other organ.

  • A close family member (such as parent or sibling) that had a blood clot at a young age.

  • A disorder affecting blood clotting or a thrombotic disorder.

  • A history of heart attack or stroke.

  • A history of angina or a transient ischaemic attack (temporary stroke symptoms).

  • Very high blood pressure.

  • Very high levels of cholesterol or triglycerides.

  • Lipid metabolic disorders.

  • Hyperhomocysteinemia.

  • Endometrial or breast cancer.

  • Liver disease or history of a liver tumour.

  • A history of migraine with ‘aura’.

  • Sickle cell anaemia.

  • Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.

  • An allergy or sensitivity to any of the ingredients in Katya.

Katya may not be suitable if you have one of the following conditions,

  • A high risk of developing breast disease.

  • Awaiting an operation, which will make you immobile for a period of time afterwards.

  • Diabetes.

  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus.

  • Haemolytic uraemic syndrome.

  • Pancreatitis.

  • Having recently given birth.

  • Superficial thrombophlebitis.

  • Varicose veins.

  • Migraines.

  • A personal or family history of heart problems or circulatory problems.

  • A personal or family history of problems with blood clotting.

  • Porphyria.

  • If you are overweight or obese.

  • If you have an illness which worsened during pregnancy, or when previously using a CHC.

  • If you are a moderately heavy smoker – especially over the age of 35.

How do I order Katya

You can reorder Katya quickly and discreetly using our online service by simply completing an online questionnaire. The doctor will review your questionnaire and confirm that Katya is the right choice for you. Your pill is then delivered the next day.

For your first prescription you would need to see a doctor. You can get a prescription either in-person at your local doctor’s surgery or clinic.

Be careful when buying medicine over the internet, because there are lots of unlicensed websites selling medication. Buying medication from someone without a license is illegal and unsafe.

How do I use Katya?

Always follow the directions for taking Katya given to you by your doctor.

  • Katya comes as a white tablet, which should be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.

  • One Katya tablet should be taken daily for 21 days in a row. After 21 days you will have a break of 7 days when you take no pills.

  • During these 7 days you will most likely have a ‘withdrawal bleed’ that is similar to a period.

  • On the following day, you will start the first pill of your next strip, and the cycle will begin again for the next month.

  • You should take your pill around the same time each day. This will ensure that your hormone levels remain constant and you are protected effectively against pregnancy. It does not matter which time of day you take your pill.

What happens if I forget to take the Pill?

If you are less than 12 hours late with taking your pill, take your missed pill as soon as you remember and continue the next day as usual. Your contraceptive cover will not be reduced.

If you are more than 12 hours late with taking your pill, or you have missed more that one pill, you may be at risk of pregnancy.

Week 1 - take your most recent missed pill as soon as you remember, even if this means taking two pills in one day. Carry on taking Katya as normal after that for the next 7 days. At the same time, you should use a barrier method of contraception (eg. condoms or diaphragm) if you have sex for the next seven days.

Week 2 - take your most recent missed pill as soon as you remember, even if this means taking two pills in one day. If you have taken Katya correctly during the previous 7 days before your missed pill then it is not necessary to take additional contraceptive precautions.

If you have not taken Katya correctly or if more than 1 pill has been missed you should use a barrier method of contraception for the next 7 days.

Week 3 - if you have taken the Katya correctly for the previous 7 days before your missed pill then you would not need to use additional contraception precaution.

If you have not taken Katya correctly in the previous 7 days before your missed pill:

  • You should use additional barrier contraception for the next 7 days.

  • You should also take the most recent missed pill as soon as you remember, even if this means taking two pills in one day.

  • You should also begin your next pack immediately from your last pill in your current strip; meaning no break.

  • You may still experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting on the days you take Katya.

If you do not get your usual withdrawal bleed during your 7 day break, you could be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test or contact your doctor immediately as you may need emergency contraception.

If you have vomiting or diarrhoea:

  • If you vomit within 3-4 hours after taking Katya, follow the advice as above for missed pills.

  • Unless you have very severe diarrhoea, it is unlikely to interfere with your contraceptive cover.  If severe diarrhoea persists for 2 or more days, then follow the  advice for missed pills.

If you are unsure or your symptoms persist, then speak to your doctor. 

What side effects could I get if I take Katya?

Common side effects can include:

  • Nausea.

  • Headache.

  • Weight gain.

  • Changes in your mood.

  • Tender or sore breasts.

  • Low libido (loss of desire for sex).

  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting.

Common side effects usually settle within the first few months, especially during the first 3 months while your body adjusts to the contraceptive. If they become too disruptive or persistent, then see a doctor. If irregular bleeding or spotting continues it is especially important to attend your GP for a check-up to exclude other causes.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these rare but serious effects,

  • Blood clots.

  • Severe liver problems (including yellow eyes or skin).

  • Allergic reaction (face, mouth or throat swelling, difficulty breathing).

Katya and the risk of blood clots - you are at a slightly higher risk of having a blood clot if you take Katya. However the risk is still very small. There are other CHCs with a slightly lower risk.

You need to seek urgent medical attention if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms of a blood clot:

  • Pain or painful swelling in one leg (deep vein thrombosis).

  • Sudden breathlessness, dizziness, chest pain or coughing up blood (pulmonary embolism).

  • Loss or blurring of vision (retinal vein thrombosis).

Don’t take Katya again until a doctor says it is safe for you to do so.

If you have a question about this service, please email with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.

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