Ethinylestradiol 0.02mg / Drospirenone 3mg
Take one pill a day. Comes in a pack of 28, including 4 non-active pills for a 4 day break.
Can make periods more regular, lighter and less painful
We’ll ask you some questions about your health, family history and any contraception you use. Our prescribers review your answers before prescribing.
When you order we'll ask you for a recent blood pressure reading.
What happens next
We’ll ask you questions about your health, family history and current contraceptive use. Our prescribers will review your answers before prescribing.
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Delivery is included. Your order will be delivered in plain packaging by 1st Class post. We'll send you updates and a tracking code by text message.
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How to take Eloine
Each pack of Eloine has 24 light pink pills and 4 white pills.
The pink pills are the active pills. These contain the contraceptive hormones. Take one light pink pill a day, for 24 days.
The white pills have no active ingredients. You take these if you want to have a break between packets of pills. Take them for 4 days before starting your next packet of Eloine.
The pack includes stickers that you can use to help you keep track of which type of pill to take.
You can use the pill to control when, and how often, you bleed. You can have a regular bleed by taking the 4 white pills and having a break from the contraceptive hormones. Or you might want to avoid bleeding completely by continuing onto the next pack of pink pills, without taking any white pills.
If you do have a break, you’re still covered for contraception as long as you’ve been taking it every day for the 7 days before your break, and you start your next packet 4 days later.
When to try Eloine
If you’ve had side effects with other brands of combined pill, you could try Eloine. This offers a slightly different dose of hormones. It has been marketed as helping with acne and bloating side effects. If you've had trouble with these you might want to try it.
Eloine can reduce painful periods. It can make bleeding lighter and more regular.
It does have a slightly higher risk of blood clots (thrombosis) compared to other brands, so we only recommend you use Eloine if other pills have not worked well for you. Because of this increased risk, we do not recommend this brand for anyone over 40.
If you want a pill where you can have regular, period-like bleeding, Eloine has a break built into the packs. So you do not have to change your routine of taking a pill each day.
It’s less good if you want to stop your period, as the way the Eloine packs are designed, with non-active pills included, can make this confusing.
Health benefits and health risks
The pill is generally safe to use but there are some health risks.
There's a small chance that it can increase your risk of blood clots (thrombosis). And it's very rare, but this contraception can increase your risk of breast and cervical cancer. This risk returns to normal when you stop using it
There are some benefits too. As well as working as contraception, combined pills can lower your risk of ovarian, womb and colon cancer. They can also have a positive effect on the symptoms of acne, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.