Microgynon ED (Levonorgestrel/Ethinylestradiol)
How does Microgynon ED (Levonorgestrel/Ethinylestradiol) work:
Microgynon ED (Levonorgestrel/Ethinylestradiol) is a combined oral contraceptive, commonly known as a `birth control pill`. Microgynon ED is used to prevent pregnancy.
Microgynon ED prevents you from becoming pregnant by inhibiting the egg release by stopping it maturing and changing the cervical mucus consistency, making it more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg. You may also experience more regular and shorter periods and a decrease in the amount of blood you lose each month, a decrease in anaemia and period pain.
Dosage & Administration:
Take 1 tablet daily at about the same time everyday. You must take Microgynon ED every day even if you do not have sex very often. It will also help you remember when to take it. It does not matter if you take this medicine before or after food. Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water.
If you do not understand the instructions printed on the pharmacist label, ask your physician or pharmacist for help.
Do not take Microgynon ED if you have an allergy to ethinyloestradiol and/or levonorgestrel. Do not take Microgynon ED if you have or have had a blood clot in the blood vessels of the legs (deep vein thrombosis), the lungs (pulmonary embolism), the heart (heart attack), the brain (stroke) and other parts of the body.
Do not take Microgynon ED if you have, or have had angina pectoris or chest pain severe kidney insufficiency or an acute failure of your kidney migraine, accompanied by visual symptoms, speech disability, or weakness or numbness in any part of your body, diabetes mellitus with blood vessel damage, pancreatitis associated with high levels of fatty substances in your blood, jaundice, severe liver disease, cancer that may grow under the influence of sex hormones, benign or malignant liver tumour, or unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Tell your physician or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you get without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop, also if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.