BinovumÂ® is a combined contraceptive measure, commonly referred to as â€˜the pillâ€™ which is taken to reduce the risk of pregnancy.
It contains 2 types of female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen, which prevent an egg being released from your ovaries. BinovumÂ® also makes the mucus in your cervix thicker, making it harder for sperm to enter the womb.
BinovumÂ® is a 21 day pill. This means you take one each day for 21 days, followed by 7 days when you take no pills.
The benefits of taking the pill include:
This treatment can be obtained through our Online Doctor service. Simply add to basket and head to the checkout to begin your consultation.
You will need to take 1 tablet of BinovumÂ® every day for 21 days.
BinovumÂ® comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a different day of the week. You must take the pill at the same time every day until the strip is finished. Swallow the pill whole, with water if necessary. Do not chew it.
Take BinovumÂ® tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are unclear on how to take this medicine, please check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Please note, like all medicine, BinovumÂ® can cause side effects â€“ although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.
Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.
Please read all packaging before taking BinovumÂ®.
Each white pill contains 500 micrograms of norethisterone and 35 micrograms of ethinylestradiol.
Each peach-coloured pill contains 1milligram norethisterone and 35 micrograms ethinylestradiol.
Binovum also contains anhydrous lactose (a type of sugar), magnesium stearate and pregelatinised starch. The coloured tablets also contain a dye called FD&C yellow No 6 (E110).