Microgynon 30’s: Your Oral Contraceptive Solution
Microgynon 30’s is a combined oral contraceptive pill, commonly referred to as “the Pill,” designed to prevent pregnancy. It contains two essential female sex hormones, namely oestrogen and progestogen. These hormones work in three ways to ensure effective contraception:
- Inhibition of Ovulation: Microgynon 30 prevents the release of an egg from the ovaries, reducing the chances of fertilization.
- Cervical Mucus Thickening: It thickens the cervical mucus, creating a barrier that makes it more challenging for sperm to penetrate the womb.
- Uterine Lining Thinning: This contraceptive also hinders the thickening of the uterine lining, making it less conducive for egg implantation.
Microgynon 30 follows a 21-day regimen, requiring you to take one pill daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by a 7-day break during which you don’t take any pills.
How to Use:
Take one Microgynon 30 pill every day for 21 days.
The pills come in strips, each marked with a day of the week.
Maintain a consistent time for pill consumption.
Initiate by taking the pill marked with the correct day of the week.
Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip, consuming one pill daily until all 21 pills are finished.
Swallow each pill whole, with water if necessary—do not chew the pill.
After completing the 21-day cycle, have seven pill-free days.
You will typically experience a withdrawal bleed, similar to a period, a few days after taking the last pill in the strip.
Start your next strip of Microgynon 30 after the seven pill-free days, even if you are still bleeding.
Always begin the new strip on time, ensuring consistency by starting each new strip on the same day of the week.
Microgynon 30 is not suitable for individuals who:
Have a history of blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis), lungs (pulmonary embolus), or other organs.
Suffer from blood clotting disorders, such as protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin-III deficiency, Factor V Leiden, or antiphospholipid antibodies.
Require surgery or extended periods of immobility (see section on ‘Blood clots’).
Have a history of heart attacks or strokes.
Before using Microgynon 30, it is essential to consult with a healthcare provider, especially if you have any of the above conditions or are taking other medications. Your healthcare provider will guide you on its suitability and usage or propose other forms of contraceptives.