Logynon is a combined contraceptive measure, commonly referred to as ‘the pill’. They are taken to reduce the risk of pregnancy.
Logynon is a combined contraceptive pill which you take to prevent getting pregnant. It contains a progestogen hormone called levonorgestrel and an oestrogen hormone called ethinylestradiol, which work together to prevent an egg being released from your ovaries. Logynon 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.
Logynon 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 Logynon every day for 21 days.
Logynon 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 Logynon 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, Logynon can cause side effects – 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 Logynon.
Each box of Logynon contains three strips of 21 tablets. Each strip of Logynon contains:
6 light brown tablets containing 50 micrograms levonorgestrel and 30 micrograms ethinylestradiol.
5 white tablets containing 75 micrograms levonorgestrel and 40 micrograms ethinylestradiol.
10 ochre tablets containing 125 micrograms levonorgestrel and 30 micrograms ethinylestradiol.
All tablets are sugar-coated. Levonorgestrel is a progestogen and ethinylestradiol is an oestrogen.
Logynon 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).