Millinette 30/75


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Updated on 4 Apr 2024

What to do if you missed your MILLINETTE 30/75 dose

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Other known brand names

Microgynon, Femodette, Rigevidon, Yasmin, Gedarel

About Millinette 30/75

Millinette 30/75 is a combined contraceptive pill used to provide protection against pregnancy. It contains gestodene, progesterone and ethinylestradiol, an oestrogen as its active ingredients.

Millinette 30/75 works by stopping the release of an egg each month from the ovaries, preventing ovulation during the menstrual cycle. It also thickens cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to pass through the cervix, and makes the lining of the womb thinner, so fertilised eggs are less likely to implant in the uterus wall.

NowPatient offers the Millinette 30/75 birth control pills for the prevention of pregnancy only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Millinette 30/75

  • For the prevention of pregnancy
  • There is no evidence that the Millinette pill causes weight gain
  • Millinette 30/75 has some common side effects which include headache and migraine
  • It can be dangerous if you take Millinette 30/75 with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician
  • Millinette 30/75 will not prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Who is Millinette 30/75 not suitable for?

Millinette 30/75 may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before taking Millinette 30/75 if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredients gestodene or ethinylestradiol, or inactive ingredients such as lactose, sucrose, talc, or calcium carbonate
  • Have ever had a blood clot in the leg or lungs
  • Have a family history of heart attacks or stroke
  • Have ever had angina or transient ischaemic attack
  • Suffer from migraines with aura
  • Have a liver disease or any other liver problems
  • Have kidney failure
  • Have ever had breast cancer or cancer of the cervix, vagina or uterus
  • Have unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Have suffered from jaundice, pemphigoid gestationis (a rash involving blisters of the hands and feet), or pruritus while pregnant
  • Have a family history of breast cancer
  • Have diabetes
  • Have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Have haemolytic uraemic syndrome, high blood cholesterol, or sickle cell anaemia
  • Have epilepsy
  • Have systemic lupus erythematosus

How and where to get Millinette 30/75?

Millinette 30/75 is available with a prescription only. It is not available over the counter at a pharmacy.

NowPatient does not allow customers to buy Millinette 30/75 directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with one of our prescribers for a contraceptive, you can discuss if Millinette 30/75 is a suitable treatment option for you.

At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by NowPatient.

Dosage and strength for Millinette 30/75 for contraception

Millinette 30/75 pills contain 75 micrograms of gestodene and 30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol. Millinette 20/75 pills contain 75 micrograms of gestodene and 20 micrograms of ethinylestradiol.

Information about how to take Millinette 30/75 for contraception

Take 1 Millinette 30/75 tablet each day, at the same time for 21 days. After 21 days, you will take a 7 day break from taking Millinette 30/75 tablets. You should expect a withdrawal bleed during your pill-free week. Start a new pack of Millinette 30/75 tablets on day 8. Take your first tablet in order of the day of the week and follow the directions printed on the pack.

If you forget to take a Millinette 30/75 tablet, take the missed pill as soon as you are able to do so. You will need to use extra precautions such as a condom for the next 7 days. Also, read the patient information leaflet or speak to a healthcare professional if you need further medical advice.

What happens if you take too much Millinette 30/75?

If you take more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have taken too much Millinette 30/75 and you experience any of the following side effects.

What are the side effects of Millinette 30/75?

Side effects of Millinette 30/75 are split into common and serious.

Common side effects include:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Breast pain
  • Weight changes
  • Irregular bleeding between periods
  • Mood swings
  • Headache and migraine
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal thrush
  • High blood pressure
  • Hair loss

Serious side effects include:

  • Increased risk of blood clots
  • Cervical cancer
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism

If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.

If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.

  • Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
  • You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
  • Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
  • Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
  • You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
  • Someone faints and cannot be woken up

Information about taking Millinette 30/75 at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements

There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Millinette 30/75. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements or other medications such as:

  • Epilepsy treatments – phenytoin or carbamazepine
  • Rifampicin
  • HIV medicines – ritonavir
  • Hepatitis C medicines – telaprevir or boceprevir
  • Antifungal medicines – ketoconazole or griseofulvin
  • St John’s Wort
  • Medicines for high blood pressure, chest pain or irregular heartbeats – diltiazem or verapamil

Why might Millinette 30/75 not work for contraception?

Millinette 30/75 may not work for you and common reasons may be:

  • Missed pills
  • Taking other medicines that interfere with Millinette 30/75
  • Millinette 30/75 not being absorbed due to vomiting and diarrhoea

Can Millinette 30/75 taken for contraception be taken long term?

Using medication like Millinette 30/75 is safe, provided your doctor has approved it. You should speak to your doctor when deciding to stay on hormonal contraception long-term.

Is there a herbal Millinette 30/75?

No. Herbal Millinette 30/75 does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.

Can women use Millinette 30/75?

Women can take Millinette 30/75 for contraception, but it is not advised when breast-feeding. Speak to your doctor if you are considering taking Millinette 30/75 while you are breast-feeding.

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking Millinette 30/75?

You can eat and drink normally when taking Millinette 30/75

Alternatives to Millinette 30/75

Alternative methods of contraception include:

  • Implants
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Oral birth control pills (combined oral contraceptive pill and progestogen-only pill)
  • Vaginal rings
  • Barrier method – condoms, diaphragms
  • Tubal ligation and vasectomy
  • Emergency contraception
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