How does Qlaira work?
The ingredients in Qlaira are estradiol valerate and dienogest. Both ingredients are synthetic copies of actual female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone. 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 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.
How do I take Qlaira?
Qlaira comes in strips of 28 tablets and consists of 4 different tablets each containing different doses of hormones. Every tablet is taken in order with the day of the week listed above the pill to follow the packet easily and that way you always know where you are up to. It is always best to start taking the pill on the first day of your period to make sure you are protected.
However you can start anywhere on the packet but make sure you use another form of contraception for 7 days until you are protected from unwanted pregnancy. It’s always important with any contraceptive tablet to get in the habit of taking it everyday at the same time. This helps with forming a routine and making it less likely you miss a day.
Women react differently to birth control medications and some will never experience any side effects. Here are possible side effects you need to be aware of when taking contraceptive tablets. They include:
- Changes in menstrual cycle
- Sore and tender breasts
- Mood swings
- Lack of sex drive
- Weight loss or gain
- Bleeding and spotting
- Nausea and vomiting
Can I buy Qlaira online?
Qlaira is a prescription medication and requires you to complete a free, short consultation online with our doctor. This is a confidential process that replaces the face-to-face appointment that you would normally undergo to receive a prescription medication. Qlaira will then be sent from our pharmacy to arrive to you once the online doctor has approved you the medication.