Femodette is a monophasic 21-day contraceptive pill containing the active ingredients ethinylestradiol and gestodene. It helps to make it harder for the sperm to penetrate the womb and to reduce the chance of a fertilised egg implanting in the womb. It is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy if taken correctly.
Femodette is a prescription only medicine, like any other prescription medication you must consult a doctor before using it.
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Who can take Femodette?
Private Doc will prescribe a 3-month supply of Femodette contraceptive pill to women where Femodette is suitable. Women qualify for Femodette if:
- They have been taking Femodette for the last year.
- They have had no problems with Femodette in the last year.
- They have had a face-to-face pill check-up for their contraceptive pill in the last year.
How to take Femodette/h2>
Take Femodette every day for 21 days
- Femodette comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a day of the week.
- Take your pill at the same time every day.
- Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week.
- Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one pill each day, until you have finished all 21 pills
- Then have a 7-day break when you will have your period.
- Following the 7-day pill-free period start your new pack of pills on the 8th day.
- Note - Swallow each pill whole, with water if necessary.
- Do not take Femodette if you are pregnant.
- Do not take Femodette if you are breast feeding.
- Do not take Femodette if you have, or asre at risk of, Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Do not take Femodette if you allergic to any of the active ingredients
- Some medicines can reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill including some antibiotics, please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of medicines that may affect your contraceptive pill.