Ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel
About Microgynon 30
Each box of Microgynon 30 contains three strips of 21 tablets. Each tablet contains 150 micrograms of the progestogen levonorgestrel, and 30 micrograms of the oestrogen ethinylestradiol.
How do I take Microgynon 30?
Take one tablet every day for 21 days. Start your next strip after 7 pill-free days. Always read the patient information leaflet before taking the pill. If you miss a pill, the information leaflet will tell you what to do.
Are there any other contraceptive methods?
Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods such as implants, contraceptive injections or an intrauterine device (IUD) can be more effective and more convenient than the pill for some women. Unlike condoms, the pill doesn’t reduce your risk of getting an STI.
Please note that combined contraceptives can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can be dangerous. Your blood pressure needs to checked before starting any combined contraceptive, and also within the first 3 months of taking it and once a year after that.