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Logynon

Oral medication

Logynon is a phasic 21-day contraceptive pill containing the active ingredients ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel. Logynon 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

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

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PrivateDoc offers a confidential free consultation service that may result in you receiving a prescription for Logynon if it is deemed appropriate and can prescribed safely. Complete a 100% free and secure consultation to explore your treatment options.

Who can take Logynon

PrivateDoc will prescribe a 3-month supply of Logynon contraceptive pill to women where Logynon is suitable. Women qualify for Logynon if:

  • They have been taking Logynon for the last year.
  • They have had no problems with Logynon 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 Logynon cost?

Logynon medication pack

Packs and prices

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Prescription and delivery included

How to take Logynon

Take Logynon every day for 21 days

  • Start your packet of pills with the first pill, marked tablet 1, in the red coloured 7 day section.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day.
  • 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.
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Treatment Warnings

Do not take Logynon:

  • If you have (or have ever had) a blood clot in a blood vessel of your legs (deep vein thrombosis, DVT), your lungs (pulmonary embolus, PE) or other organs
  • If you know you have a disorder affecting your blood clotting – for instance, protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin-III deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antiphospholipid antibodies
  • If you need an operation or if you are off your feet for a long time (see section 2.3 ‘Blood clots’)
  • If you have ever had a heart attack or stroke
  • If you have (or have ever had) angina pectoris (a condition that causes severe chest pain and may be a first sign of a heart attack) or transient ischaemic attack (TIA – temporary stroke symptoms)
  • If you have any of the following diseases that may increase your risk of a clot in the arteries:
    • severe diabetes with blood vessel damage
    • very high blood pressure
    • a very high level of fat in the blood (cholesterol or triglycerides)
    • a condition known as hyperhomocysteinaemia
  • If you have (or have ever had) a type of migraine called ‘migraine with aura’
  • If you have or have ever had breast cancer
  • If you have ever had a severe liver disease, and you have been told by your doctor that your liver function test results are not yet back to normal
  • If you have ever had liver tumours
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients in Logynon.

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