Femodene is a combined oral contraceptive pill (also known as ‘the pill’) that works to prevent pregnancy.
Femodene contains two types of female sex hormones which prevent pregnancy, oestrogen and progestogen. These females hormones work in three ways:
They prevent an egg being released from the ovaries.
They make the mucus in your cervix thicker which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the womb.
They prevent the lining of your womb thickening, meaning that an egg cannot grow in it.
Femodene is a 21-day pill. One Femodene contraceptive pill is taken each day for 21 days, followed by 7 days when you take no pills.
The benefits of taking Femodene as a form of contraception include:
Femodene will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections; only condoms can do this.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.2544.latest.pdf
Within a few days of taking the 21st pill from one strip, you will experience a withdrawal bleed like a period. This bleed may not have finished when it is time to start your next strip of pills, however you should continue with your next strip.
You will have seven pill-free days each month with this course of medication, during which it is not necessary to take additional contraceptive medication - if you have completed the course as instructed.
You should start each month’s strip of pills on time, even if the bleeding is still occurring on the eighth day after finishing the previous month’s course. The scheduling of the Femodene contraceptive pill has been designed so that every month, the day of the week on which you begin a strip will always be the same. For further information on how to administer Femodene properly, please read the patient information leaflet enclosed in the medicine’s packaging.
Femodene consists of the active ingredients progestogen gestodene (75mg) and oestrogen ethinylestradiol (30mg), with each pack containing 3 strips of 21 tablets. Other ingredients include: povidone, macrogol 6000, magnesium stearate (E572), lactose, calcium carbonate (E170), talc, maize starch, sucrose, montan glycol wax and sodium calcium edetate.
We pride ourselves on being a responsible Femodene UK supplier, and as such, we are committed to providing comprehensive advice on the safe administration on this drug. It is vital that the symptoms of blood clots are understood before taking the Femodene contraceptive pill. This is due to an increased likelihood of blood clots or exacerbating existing blood clot conditions.
Such information is available within the patient information leaflet, alongside the positive and negative aspects of taking the medication. Assessing these considerations is a must before opting to begin the course of medication or deciding whether you wish to continue the treatment once you start it. Although Femodene is safe for the majority of healthy women, it can be unsuitable for some.
It is important that you do not take Femodene if you are afflicted by the following:
- severe diabetes causing blood vessel damage;
- very high blood pressure;
- hyperhomocysteinaemia: a condition which causes very high levels of cholesterol or triglycerides in the blood.
Always inform your doctor, pharmacist, dentist or other medical professionals that you’re taking the Femodene contraceptive pill if you are prescribed additional medicines at the same time. Some medicines can have an influence on the blood levels of Femodene and can stop it from working correctly, for example:
Femodene contains lactose and sucrose. If you are aware that you have an intolerance to certain sugars, contact your doctor before using Femodene to assess its suitability for you.
Do not take Femodene if you are currently pregnant. If you are breastfeeding, your doctor or family planning nurse may advise you not to take this medicine. They will be able to suggest alternative contraception options.