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Authorises the supply of all hormonal contraceptives to women over 18 years of age. Combined oral contraceptives and progesteron-only pills are the most commonly used and most frequently prescribed form of contraception for women. Popular medicines include Microgynon, Cerazette and Yasmin.

Oral Contraceptives Information

About the PGD(s)

Treatments available: Expand to see treatments,

Price: £39.00

  • The Oral Contraceptives includes the following resources

    Progestogen Only Pills, Cerazette® - desogestrel 75 micrograms (Organon); Desogestrel 75 microgram tablets Femulen® - etynodiol diacetate 500 micrograms (Pharmacia); Etynodiol diacetate 500 microgram tablets; Norgeston® - levonorgestrel 30 micrograms (Bayer Schering); Levonorgestrel 30 microgram tablets; Micronor® - norethisterone 350 micrograms (Janssen); Noriday® - norethisterone 350mg (Pharmacia); Norethisterone 350 microgram tablets; Monophasic Mercilon® - ethinylestradiol 20 micrograms and desogestrel 150 micrograms; Ethinylestradiol 20 micrograms and desogestrel 150 microgram tablets; Femodette® - ethinylestradiol 20 micrograms and gestodene 75 micrograms; Ethinylestradiol 20 micrograms and gestodene 75 microgram tablets; Loestrin 20® - ethinylestradiol 20 micrograms and norethisterone 1mg; Ethinylestradiol 20 micrograms and norethisterone 1mg tablets; Marvelon® - ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and desogestrel 150mg; Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and desogestrel 150mg tablets; Yasmin® - ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and drosperinone 3mg; Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and drosperinone 3mg tablets; Femodene® - ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and gestodene 75 micrograms; Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and gestodene 75 microgram tablets; Levest® - ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and levonorgestrel 150 micrograms Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and levonorgestrel 150 microgram tablets; Loestrin 30® - ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and norethisterone 1.5mg; Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and norethisterone 1.5mg tablets; Cilest® - ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms and norgestimate 250 micrograms; Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms and norgestimate 250 microgram tablets; Brevinor® - ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms and norethisterone 500micrograms; Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms and norethisterone 500microgram tablets; Norimin® - ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms and norethisterone 1mg; Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms and norethisterone 1mg tablets; Monophasic every day Femodene® ED - ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and gestodene 75 micrograms + 7 inactive; Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and gestodene 75 micrograms + 7 inactive tablets; Microgynon 30 ED® - ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and levonorgestrel 150 micrograms + 7 inactive; Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and levonorgestrel 150 micrograms + 7 inactive tablets; Phasic Triadene® - ethinylestradiol 30/40/30 micrograms and gestodene 50/70/100 micrograms; Ethinylestradiol 30/40/30 micrograms and gestodene 50/70/100 microgram tablets; Logynon® - ethinylestradiol 30/40/30micrograms and levonorgestrel 50/75/125 micrograms; Ethinylestradiol 30/40/30micrograms and levonorgestrel 50/75/125 microgram tablets; BiNovum® - ethinylestradiol 35micrograms and norethisterone 0.5/1mg; Ethinylestradiol 35micrograms and norethisterone 0.5/1mg tablets; Synphase® - ethinylestradiol 35micrograms and norethisterone 0.5/1/0.5mg; Ethinylestradiol 35micrograms and norethisterone 0.5/1/0.5mg; TriNovum® - ethinylestradiol 35micrograms and norethisterone 0.5/0.75/1mg; Ethinylestradiol 35micrograms and norethisterone 0.5/0.75/1mg Phasic every day; Logynon ED® - ethinyloestradiol 30/40/30 micrograms and levonorgestrel 50/75/125micrograms + 7 inactive; Ethinyloestradiol 30/40/30 micrograms and levonorgestrel 50/75/125micrograms + 7 inactive tablets; Qlaira® - estradiol valerate 3/2/2/1mg + dinogest 0/2/3/0mg + 2 inactive; Estradiol valerate 3/2/2/1mg + dinogest 0/2/3/0mg + 2 inactive tablets Qlaira®▼ is black triangle medication.

All our PGD service packages come with free access to our 9-5 Monday to Friday clinical support and medical information line.

 


Why this PGD

About 3.5 million women in the UK rely on the pill to avoid unwanted pregnancy. While contraceptives are available on the NHS free of charge, GPs are often reluctant to prescribe the newer, more sophisticated pills due to budget restrictions. Convenience is also a strong selling point as the pill is often taken at the long term over many years, which means that not having to book an appointment with the GP each time a new supply is needed saves the patient time and hassle. Using this PGD also offers a wider choice of contraceptives to women who may otherwise be limited to one option as prescribed by their GP.


Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Adverse events should also be reported to the relevant pharmaceutical company.