• Femodette is a combined oral contraceptive pill taken by women to prevent pregnancy.
• Femodette is one of the most reliable methods of contraception when used correctly.
• Also known as The Pill, it is a prescription-only solution for preventing pregnancies.
Femodette is a combined oral contraceptive pill ( also known as ‘the Pill’) which stops pregnancy by combining two types of female sex hormone, oestrogen and progestogen, to stop pregnancies in three ways. The Femodette contraceptive pill initially stops the egg being introduced from the ovaries, before thickening the mucus in your cervix reducing the likelihood of sperm reaching the womb. Finally, it inhibits egg growth by preventing the womb lining from thickening, creating an inhospitable environment for egg growth.
Femodette uses the common 21-pill monthly cycle, requiring one pill to be taken a day for 21 days, before a 7-day pill-free period to finish the month. Femodette provides multiple benefits including:
It is taken in advance, so it doesn’t interrupt sex;
Helps with period regularity, lightness and helps limit period pains;
It has been shown to reduce pre-menstrual symptoms.
Femodette is a contraceptive pill, it will not protect you from contracting sexually transmitted infections. In order to protect yourself during intercourse, wearing a condom is an essential precaution. Femodette must be taken as instructed for it to be an effective pregnancy inhibitor.
Each Femodette pill is marked with a day of the week; it is important to begin the course of administration by taking the pill corresponding with the day of the week. One pill must be taken per day for 21 days, ensuring that the pill is taken at a consistent time each day and that you do not miss any days. The pills must not be chewed, swallow whole with water if required. It is crucial to begin the next 21 pill course promptly after the 7 day pill abstinence period, thus, we suggest allowing ample time ahead when ordering Femodette online.
Each box of Femodette contains 21 white sugar-coated tablets with 20 micrograms of the oestrogen ethinylestradiol, and 75 micrograms of the progestogen gestodene. Femodette also contains other ingredients which should be considered, including:
Magnesium stearate (E572)
Montan glycol wax
Calcium carbonate (E170)
Certain precautions regarding blood clots need to be taken before taking the Femodette contraceptive pill, due to its effect on the cardiovascular system. Information on which can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet to guide your decision-making on whether to proceed with buying Femodette online. Femodette is perfectly safe for the vast majority of healthy women though the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment must be considered to evaluate whether Femodette is a suitable medication.
Certain medical conditions can also render Femodette as an inappropriate course of action, including:
If you have (or have ever had) a blood clot in a blood vessel of your legs (deep vein thrombosis, DVT), your lungs (pulmonary embolus, PE) or other organs.
If you have a condition affecting your blood’s clotting processes, for example, Factor V Leiden, antithrombin-III deficiency, antiphospholipid antibodies, or protein C or S deficiencies.
If you spend large amounts of time sitting down or are in need of an operation.
If you have ever experienced a stroke or a heart attack.
If you have (or have ever had) angina pectoris (a condition that causes severe chest pain and may be the first sign of a heart attack) or transient ischaemic attack (TIA – temporary stroke symptoms).
If you are afflicted by any of the following diseasing that have been known to increase the prevalence of clotting in arteries such as:
High levels of fat in the blood, caused by hyperhomocysteinaemia
High blood pressure (hypertension)
severe diabetes which has caused permanent blood vessel damage.
If you have (or have ever had) migraines or a type of migraine called ‘migraine with aura’.
If you currently have or have ever had breast cancer.
If you have ever contracted a serious liver disease, or if your doctor has informed you that your liver function test results have not yet returned to normal.
If you have ever suffered from liver tumours.
If you are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients of Femodette as listed above.
If you have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease).
If you have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE – a disease affecting your natural defence system).
If you have haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS – a disorder of blood clotting causing failure of the kidneys).
If you have sickle cell anaemia, a hereditary disease affecting red blood cells.
If you have pancreatitis, a disease causing an inflamed pancreas.
If you have recently given birth, you are at a significantly higher risk of developing blood clots.
If you have varicose veins or superficial thromobphlebitis, a condition causing blood clotting in a superficial vein.
If you are a Type 1 or 2 diabetic or are overweight.
If you have a history of heart complications or blood clotting, either yourself or within your immediate family.
If you have been inflicted by the rare hereditary disease, porphyria.
If an ailment of yours has been adversely affected during a pregnancy or prior use of the Pill.
Ensure that your doctor or any other relevant medical professionals are aware that you are taking Femodette or if you plan to take another medicine at the same time. Some medicines can have an influence on the blood levels of Femodette and can stop it from working properly – for example:
Certain epilepsy medications can cause complications
Some medicines used to treat HIV and Hepatitis C viral infections (so-called protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors)
griseofulvin (an anti-fungal medicine)
A type of sedative called barbiturates
St. John’s Wort (an herbal remedy).
Femodette contains lactose and sucrose and so may cause hypersensitivity in some people. If you are aware of such allergies, consult your doctor before purchasing Femodette online.
It is inadvisable to use Femodette if you are pregnant, though if you are breast-feeding, we recommend seeking advice on whether Femodette is a suitable option for you from your doctor or family planning nurse.
Talk to our registered online doctor and pharmacist about any of the conditions below