Gedarel 20/150
  • Gedarel 20/150

Gedarel 20/150 - 3 month course

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Medication features

  • Combined Contraceptive Pill
  • Gedarel 30/150 available from £9.95
  • Contains Ethinylestradiol/Desogestrel

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Overview

Buy Gedarel 20/150 Contraceptive Pills Online

Gedarel 20/150 is a combined contraceptive pill. Like Marvelon and Mercilon, this pill's two active ingredients are ethinylestradiol 20 micrograms and desogestrel 150 micrograms, the synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female oestrogen and progestogen hormones. 

The combined pill can be prescribed for females who experience painful or irregular menstruation in order to ease the pain and regulate the period. 

Although it is not recommended for females who have an elevated risk of having a thrombosis. 

FAQ

What are the side effects of the Contraceptive Pill? 

While side effects are usually uncommon and mild in nature, it is best to be aware of any that may occur. Some of the most common side effects include mood swings headaches nausea breast tenderness For a full list of side effects and more information, you can read the NHS Choices site on contraception.

What are the Advantages of the Combined Oral Contraceptive

  • Can reduce the risk of some cancers
  • Can improve acne symptoms (Dianette)
  • Can reduce menopausal symptoms

What are the disadvantages of the Combined Oral Contraceptive

  • Can cause headaches, breast tenderness and mood changes
  • Can increase blood pressure
  • Can experience breakthrough bleeding

What are the advantages of the Progesterone only contraceptive

  • Reduced likelihood of side effects associated with combined pill
  • Can be used during breastfeeding
  • Can help with premenstrual symptoms


What are the disadvantages of the Progesterone only contraceptive

  • Can cause irregular periods
  • Can cause periods to be more frequent, or stop altogether.
  • Must be taken at the same time each day

Which pill is right for me?

Prescribers will take a thorough medical history before choosing the right contraceptive pill for you. For most people, the combined contraceptive pill works best. For those who are over 35, smoke, suffer from migraine or have other risk factors your doctor will look into, the Progesterone-only pill may be more suitable.

Am I protected straight away?

Some pills, if taken correctly, will provide protection immediately, while others take time to provide contraceptive cover. Refer to your patient information leaflet to find out when you are protected on your pill.

Do I still need to use a condom?

Although you will be covered against pregnancy with the pill, it is always advised to use a condom. This is to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

I forgot to take my pill – what should I do?

You should always take your pill around the same time each day to ensure maximum contraceptive cover. Different pills vary in the amount of time you can delay your dose. Always refer to your prescribed medication’s patient information leaflet to find more detailed information relating to missed doses.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Gedarel

While side effects are usually uncommon and mild in nature, it is best to be aware of any that may occur.

Some of the most common side effects include:

  • headaches
  • mood swings
  • nausea
  • breast tenderness

For a full list of side effects and more information, you can read on the information leaf

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Warnings

Tell your doctor if any of the following conditions apply to you.

If the condition develops or gets worse while you are using Gedarel, you should also tell your doctor.

  • if you have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease);
  • if you have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE - a disease affecting your natural defence system);
  • if you have haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS - a disorder of blood clotting causing failure of the kidneys);
  • if you have sickle cell anaemia (an inherited disease of the red blood cells);
  • if you have elevated levels of fat in the blood (hypertriglyceridaemia) or a positive family history for this condition.
  • if you need an operation, or you are off your feet for a long time (see in section 2 ‘Blood clots’);
  • if you have just given birth you are at an increased risk of blood clots. You should ask your doctor how soon after delivery you can start taking Gedarel;
  • if you have an inflammation in the veins under the skin (superficial thrombophlebitis);
  • if you have varicose veins;
  • if a close relative has or has had breast cancer;
  • if you have a disease of the liver or the gallbladder;
  • if you have diabetes;
  • if you have depression;
  • if you have epilepsy (see “Other medicines and Gedarel”);
  • if you have a disease that first appeared during pregnancy or earlier use of sex hormones (for example, hearing loss, porphyria (a disease of the blood), gestational herpes (skin rash with vesicles during pregnancy), Sydenham’s chorea (a disease of the nerves in which sudden movements of the body occur));
  • if you have or have ever had chloasma (golden brown pigment patches, so-called “pregnancy patches”, especially on the face). If this is the case, avoid direct exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light;
  • if you have hereditary angioedema, products containing estrogens may induce or worsen symptoms of angioedema. You should see your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of angioedema such as swollen face, tongue and/or pharynx and/or difficulty swallowing or hives together with difficulty breathing.

Ingredients

ethinylestradiol
desogestrel

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