Femodene is a combined contraceptive measure, commonly referred to as â€˜the pillâ€™. They are taken to reduce the risk of pregnancy.
Femodene is a combined contraceptive pill which you take to prevent getting pregnant. It contains a progestogen hormone called gestodene and an oestrogen hormone called ethinylestradiol, which work together to prevent an egg being released from your ovaries. Femodene also makes the mucus in your cervix thicker, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg and prevents the lining of the womb from thickening enough to let an egg grow.
Femodene 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:
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You will need to take 1 tablet of Femodene every day for 21 days.
Femodene 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 Femodene 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, Femodene 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 Femodene.
Each box of Femodene contains three strips of 21 white tablets containing 75mg of the progestogen gestodene and 30mg of the oestrogen ethinylestradiol.
Femodene also contains the inactive ingredients:
Lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate (E572), sodium calcium edetate, sucrose, macrogol 6000, calcium carbonate (E170), talc, montan glycol wax.