The combined contraceptive pill is a very popular form of contraception for women worldwide. The combined contraceptive pill contains synthetic versions of the female sex hormones oestrogen and progestogen. The names of the hormones in combined pills will be different however they all work in the same way.
How does the pill work?
When you take the combined contraceptive pill on a daily basis, it contains hormones, which tricks your body into thinking you have already ovulated. This stops an egg from being fertilized 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 a combined contraceptive pill?
Most brands of combined contraceptive pills are packaged in one of two different packet sizes, with days marked off for a 28-day cycle. For the 21-day pill packet, a pill is consumed daily for three weeks, followed by a week of no pills. For the 28-pill packet, 21 pills are taken, followed by week of placebo or sugar pills. During this time (placebo week) you will experience a menstrual bleed and your hormones in your blood will drop. You must remember to start a new pack after the 7-day break even if you are still bleeding.
What are the advantages of a combined contraceptive pill?
A combined contraceptive pill can help improve acne in women who have not responded well to treatment with oral antibiotics. They can also be used to treat women who have abnormal hair growth (hirsutism), which is a result of excessive production of male sex hormones. They are one of the most popular forms of birth control used by women today.
The pill can also be prescribed to women to treat other medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis and painful periods.
How can contraceptive pills be purchased online?
You can buy combined contraceptive pills online, safely and securely. First you will be asked to complete a free online consultation form which will include relevant medical details. Our specialists can then make sure this is the right medication for you and your prescription will be sent to our pharmacy for next day delivery to your door.