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Oral medication

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.

Medication effect duration

Femodette is a prescription only medicine, like any other prescription medication you must consult a doctor before using it.

 Nutrition information for medication

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Who can take Femodette

PrivateDoc 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 much does Femodette cost?

Femodette medication pack

Packs and prices

Prescription and delivery included
Prescription and delivery included

How to take Femodette

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.

Treatment Warnings

  • 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.
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