Ethinyloestradiol 20mcg / Norethisterone 1mg
Take one tablet per day, for 21 days, then have a 7 day break allowing for a withdrawal bleed. There are 21 pills per pack.
usually makes periods regular, lighter and less painful
may help with premenstrual symptoms
reduces the risk of cancer of the ovary, uterus and colon
improves acne in some women
you are protected from pregnancy straight away if you start taking the combined pill in the first five days of your period
when you stop using the pill your fertility will return to normal
there are safe ways to take the pill where you take packs back to back and bleed less often, read about these methods here
this is a type of combined pill that you may want to take if you have experienced side effects with another brand - you may respond better to a slightly different dose of hormone..
What users say
Best combined pill I’ve tried - I’ve used it for over 5 years. Had headaches on other combined pills with higher oestrogen levels, but no side effects with Loestrin 20 and keeps my skin clear too!
I used to have heavy and painful periods and now they are GONE I would 100% recommend this pill - I usually only have 3 days of light, pain- free bleeding every month :)
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