Logynon ED tablets are a combined oral contraceptive pill.
Logynon ED is taken by women to prevent pregnancy.
When taken correctly, Logynon ED is one of the most reliable forms of contraception.
Logynon ED contains two types of female sex hormones which stop you from getting pregnant. These female sex hormones, known as oestrogen and progestogen work in the following ways:
Prevents the egg being released each month from the ovaries.
Thickens the cervix fluid making it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb.
Prevents the womb lining thickening enough for an egg to embed.
Logynon ED is taken every day without a break. You take an ‘active pill’ each day for 21 days, followed by an ‘inactive pill’ each day for 7 days.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.3417.latest.pdf
Benefits of taking Logynon ED tablets include:
It is a very reliable method of contraception.
It doesn’t interrupt sex.
It usually makes your periods regular, lighter and less painful.
It can help with a variety of premenstrual symptoms.
Logynon ED needs to be taken as directed in the Patient Information Leaflet in order to prevent pregnancy. In addition, Logynon ED will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections or diseases. You should use condoms for protection against STI’s and STD’s.
To prevent pregnancy, always take Logynon ED tablets as instructed.
This pack is designed to help you remember to take your pills. The pack contains 3 foil memo strips with 3 sets of 7 self-adhesive strips showing the days of the week. Each foil memo strip contains 28 tablets: 21 small active tablets in 3 rows (6 red, 5 white and 10 ochre-coloured tablets) and 7 larger, white, inactive tablets in the last row.
Take Logynon ED every day for 28 days.
Find the set of self-adhesive strips. Each strip starts with a different day of the week. Peel off a strip that starts with your starting day. For instance, if you start the tablets on a Wednesday, use a strip that starts with ‘Wed’.
Stick the strip along the top of the foil memo-strip so that the first day is above the pill marked ‘start’. You can now see on which day you have to take each tablet.
Take your pill at the same time every day.
Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Swallow each pill whole per day until you have finished all 28 pills.
Start taking your next strip of Logynon ED the next day. Do not leave a gap between packs. As long as you take Logynon ED correctly, you will always start each new strip on the same day of the week.
For further information, consult the Patient Information Leaflet on taking Logynon ED.
Each box of Logynon ED tablets contains three strips of 28 tablets (21 active tablets and 7 larger inactive tablets).
Each memo strip of Logynon ED contains:
6 red tablets: 50 micrograms levonorgestrel and 30 micrograms ethinylestradiol
5 white tablets: 75 micrograms levonorgestrel and 40 micrograms ethinylestradiol
10 ochre tablets: 125 micrograms levonorgestrel and 30 micrograms ethinylestradiol
7 inactive large white tablets
Levonorgestrel is a progestogen and ethinylestradiol is an oestrogen.
Logynon ED also contains the inactive ingredients:
Lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate (E572), sucrose, polyethylene glycol 6000, calcium carbonate (E170), talc, montan glycol wax, glycerin (E422), titanium dioxide (E171), ferric oxide pigment (red and yellow) (E172).
Before you start taking Logynon ED contraceptive tablets, it is particularly important to read the symptoms of a blood clot section in the Patient Information Leaflet. It’s important that you understand the benefits and risks of taking Logynon ED before taking it or when deciding to carry on taking it. Although Logynon ED is suitable for most women with good health, it is not suitable for all.
Do not take Logynon ED tablets:
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 know you have a disorder affecting your blood clotting – for instance, protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin-III deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antiphospholipid antibodies.
If you need an operation or if you are off your feet for an extended period of time.
If you have ever suffered from a heart attack or stroke.
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 have any of the following diseases that may increase your risk of a blood clot in the arteries:
Severe diabetes with blood vessel damage;
Very high blood pressure;
A very high level of fat in the blood (cholesterol or triglycerides) a condition known as hyperhomocysteinaemia.
If you have (or have ever had) migraines or a type of migraine called ‘migraine with aura’.
If you have or have ever had breast cancer.
If you have ever had a severe liver disease, and you have been told by your doctor that your liver function test results are not yet back to normal.
If you have ever had liver tumours.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients found in Logynon ED tablets.
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 (an inherited disease of the red blood cells).
If you suffer from pancreatitis (an inflammation of the pancreas).
If you have just given birth as you are at an increased risk of blood clots.
If you have an inflammation in the veins under the skin (superficial thrombophlebitis) or varicose veins.
If you have diabetes.
If you or your close family have ever had problems with your heart, or circulation such as high blood pressure.
If you or your close family have ever had problems with blood clotting.
If you have the inherited disease called porphyria.
If you are overweight or obese.
If you experienced any illness that worsened during pregnancy or previous use of the Pill.
If you need to take another medicine at the same time as using Logynon ED tablets, always tell your doctor, pharmacist or dentist. Some medicines can have an influence on the blood levels of Logynon ED and can stop it from working properly, for example:
Some medicines used to treat epilepsy.
Some medicines used to treat HIV and Hepatitis C virus infections (so-called protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors).
Griseofulvin (an antifungal medicine).
Certain sedatives (called ‘barbiturates’).
St. John’s Wort (an herbal remedy).
Logynon ED contains lactose and sucrose. Therefore, if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before you buy Logynon online and taking Logynon ED as your form of contraception.
Do not use Logynon ED if you are pregnant. If you are breastfeeding, your doctor or family planning nurse may advise you not to take Logynon ED. They will be able to suggest alternative contraception.