Femodette

Femodette is a 99% effective contraception pill. Read the most important things to know about Femodette, what it is made of, instructions on taking the pill and the side effects you may be concerned about. Clarify your questions about Femodette.

  • 99% Effective
  • Combined Oral Treatment
  • 21 Days Followed By 7 Day Break
  • Low dose oestrogen
  • Sourced In The UK

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Femodette Pill? 

Femodette is a combined oral pill also known as “the pill” which you take if you want to prevent getting pregnant.  Femodette pill contains two active ingredients, ethynylestradiol and gestodene. Both are a synthetic versions of naturally occurring female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. These hormones prevent pregnancy by working in three different ways:

  • By preventing an egg being released from the ovary;
  • By thickening the fluid (mucus) in your cervix, thus preventing the sperm from entering the womb;
  • By preventing the lining of your womb thickening enough for an egg to grow in it.

This type of contraception is the most reliable to the user if used correctly and it usually regulates your period making it lighter and less painful.  Thus, it may help with premenstrual symptoms. 

What is Femodette Pill Made Of? 

Each box of Femodette has 21 sugar-coated tablets containing 75 micrograms of the progestogen gestodene and 20 micrograms of the oestrogen ethinylestradiol. It also contains the following inactive ingredients: lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate (E572), sucrose, macrogol 6000, calcium carbonate (E170), talc, montan glycol wax. 

How Does It Work? 

Femodette is a combined oral contraceptive pill also known as “The Pill.” Its active ingredients are ethinylestradiol and gestodene which are the synthetic version of the natural female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. Ethinylestradiol is the synthetic version of Oestrogen. Gestodene is known as a third-generation synthetic form of progesterone. The pill works by tricking the body into thinking that ovulation has already happened thus preventing the egg from ripening and releasing it to the womb from the ovaries each month. The synthetic hormones also increase the thickness of the natural mucus in the womb that makes it difficult for the sperm to reach the egg. It also changes the quality of the womb lining and makes it less likely to accommodate an implanted egg there.

Why Should You Take Femodette? 

Femodette pill is one of the most effective contraceptive pills if used correctly with 99% effectiveness. Taking the pill will not interrupt sex and you will not have to worry about an unexpected pregnancy. Also, One of Femodette’s side effects is regularizing your period and making it lighter and less painful thus helping you with menstrual symptoms.

Want To Know More About Femodette?

Femodette is a monophasic pill which means that each tablet has the same dose of hormones in it. One pack of Femodette consists of 21 sugar-coated tablets that should be taken each every day. After you finish the pack, you have a 7-day break from taking the pill. During these 7 days, your hormones level will drop which results in a withdrawal bleed that is similar to a normal period. After seven days of break from pill-taking, you start another pack of Femodette even if you are still bleeding. The tablet comes with a calendar pack marked with the days of the week to help you remember to take a pill each day. Try to take every day pill at the same time to help you monitor the tablets you have taken. Swallow it with water. During your 7-day pill break, you do not need additional contraceptive precaution if you have followed the instructions of taking the pill correctly. 

  • Femodette cannot be taken by women who are breastfeeding
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Women who have or had a blood clot in a vein in the legs or the lungs
  • Women with a family history of a blood clot
  • Women with a disorder affecting their blood clotting – for instance, protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin-III deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Women undertaking treatment of varicose vein
  • Women who need to undergo an operation
  • The pill should not be taken by women who have or had a heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke caused by a blood clot in the artery
  • Women with atrial fibrillation, angina or heart valve disease
  • Women with high blood pressure
  • Women who are heavy smokers (4o cigarettes per day minimum) 
  • Women over 50 years old
  • 35-year old women and above who smoke more than 15 cigarettes per day
  • Women with severe diabetes
  • Women who experienced or experiencing a type of migraine called “migraine with aura”
  • Women with any of the following diseases that may increase their risk of a clot in the arteries: Severe diabetes with blood vessel damage, severe high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, smoking, obesity, migraine
  • Women who have or had breast cancer
  • Women who have or had a liver tumour
  • Women who are allergic to any ingredients of Femodette

Who Should Take Extra Caution Taking It?

  • Women aged over 35
  • Obese Women
  • Smokers
  • Women with hypertension
  • Women with heart failure
  • Women who use a wheelchair 
  • Women with a history of depression
  • Women with hyperprolactinemia

Before taking the pill, talk to your doctor and inform them about any medical history or complications you are having. It is also important for the doctor to know the current medicines you are taking before you start taking Femodette. Likewise, consult your doctor before taking another medicine while on the pill. 

Each pack of Femodette comes in a strip of 21 tablets with markings of the days of the week. Start by taking the pill on the correct day. Take one pill each day at the same time or schedule following the direction of the arrow from the strip. Swallow with water and do not chew. After you finish the 21 pills, take a 7-day break from pill-taking. During these days, you will bleed the same as your normal period. It is safe to have sex during the 7-day break pill-taking if you have followed the instructions in taking the pill. 

After seven days, start another pack of Femodette even if you are still bleeding. Always remember to take your pill at the same time without missing a day.

 

  • If your previous pill is a 21-day pill, you may start taking Femodette the next day after you have consumed your pill. 
  • If you are taking a 28-day pill, you can start taking Femodette the day after your last active pills. You will not bleed until after your first strip of Femodette
  • If you are taking a mini-pill, start Femodette on the first day of bleeding even if you already have taken the progestogen-only pill on that day. 
  • If you follow these instructions, you will be protected right away without additional contraceptive precaution. 

If you had an abortion or miscarriage during the last three months, you may start Femodette right away. This means that you will be protected right away. If three months have passed, you may need to talk to your doctor to consult for additional contraceptive precaution. 

If you just had a baby, it is advisable to start Femodette on the 21st day after your baby was born. Use another contraceptive method along with Femodette on the first seven days of pill-taking.

If you forgot to take your pill for less than 12 hours, you should take the forgotten pill as soon as you remember it. Stick on taking the pill at the same time even if it means taking two pills on the same day. You will still be protected as long as you take the pill in less than 12 hours. 

If you forgot to take your pill for more than 12 hours, or you have missed more than 1 pill, take the most recently missed pill even if it means taking two pills on the same day. Leave out the remaining missed pills. Your contraceptive protection may reduce so continue taking one pill each day at the same time for seven days. If you have come to the last pill of the strip, start a new pill without taking the 7-day break. 

Use contraception for seven days after missing a pill such as a condom.

Like all other medicines, taking Femodette may lead to some side effects for some people who take it. However, not everyone will experience them. 

  • A feeling of sickness (Nausea and vomiting)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Breast tenderness and enlargement
  • Headache/ Migraine
  • Fluid retention
  • Weight change
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Change in menstrual bleeding
  • Depression
  • Decrease sex drive
  • Skin reactions
  • Irregular brown patches on the skin, usually of the face (chloasma)
  • A rise in blood pressure
  • Gallstones
  • Blood clots in the blood vessels