How does Norgeston work?
Levels of sex hormones change throughout the month when women have their usual menstrual cycle. The hormones cause the ovaries to release an egg, this process is known as ovulation and prepares the lining of the womb for possible pregnancy. If an egg hasn’t been fertilised at the end of the cycle, the hormones will drop and you will experience your monthly menstrual bleed.
When you take the Norgeston on a daily basis, it contains the synthetic hormone-levonorgestrel, which tricks your body into thinking you have already ovulated. This stops an egg from being fertilised and being released from the ovaries every month. Hormones will also increase the texture of mucus on the opening of your womb making it harder for sperm to reach an egg, which can result in pregnancy.
How do I take Norgeston?
If you want immediate cover when you start norgeston tablets, then start on the first day of your period. If you do not start taking the pill on the first day then make sure you are using another form of contraception until Norgeston starts to take effect. It will usually start to work after 7 days of taking the tablets. The tablets are then taken daily with no rest during your period. Once you finish the 28-day packet you simple commence taking the next packet.
A combination pill would usually be taken for 21 days followed by a rest for 7 days. Some women prefer the mini pill, as they are less to forget taking the tablet as you are in a routine of taking it daily.
Are there side effects?
There are always side effects associated with medications however the mini pill does have less side effects than the ordinary pill. People react differently and some will never experience anything. Here are possible side effects you need to be aware of. They include:
- Sore and tender breasts
- Mood swings
- Lack of sex drive
- Weight loss or gain
- Bleeding and spotting
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in menstrual cycle
Can I buy Norgeston online?
Buying Norgeston contraception online is a simple process. As it’s a prescription pill, first you will have to complete a short consultation online with the doctor. This is confidential and free process that replaces the face-to-face appointment that you would normally undergo to receive a prescription medication. Norgeston will then be sent from our pharmacy to arrive to you once the online doctor has approved you for Norgeston.