Binovum

Active Ingredient(s) Ethinylestradiol (35mcg) and Norethisterone (500mcg/1mg)
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What is BiNovum?

BiNovum is a biphasic combined oral contraceptive; it administers two different dosages of oestrogen and progestogen to the body at different points of your cycle. This allows your hormone levels to rise and fall in a way that mimics your natural cycle, whilst offering over 99% protection against pregnancy.

If you think the BiNovum pill could be the best contraceptive for you, you may be able to buy it from HealthExpress.eu. We send all medications to patients with free next-day delivery, which means you could begin using BiNovum tomorrow.

What are the benefits of BiNovum?

The BiNovum pill reduces the risk of your breasts becoming tender and offers some protection against your internal genital organs becoming infected.

Other benefits associated with a biphasic pill include a reduced risk of side effects because your body is exposed to a lower hormone dosage. These range from reduced spotting to improved premenstrual symptoms and regular, lighter and less painful periods.

How does BiNovum work?

Each BiNovum pill contains an artificial oestrogen called ethinylestradiol and an artificial progestogen called norethisterone, but the dosage changes during the cycle. The seven white tablets contain a lower dose of progestogen than the 14 peach ones, which contain double the dosage.

It’s important to understand how conception works, in order to understand how BiNovum stops it. In order for conception to take place, sperm must find an egg and fertilise it. This fertilised egg then needs to implant itself in the womb lining so it can use the nutrients to grow and fuel its development.

BiNovum stops this process at every stage: it thickens the mucous to stop sperm from reaching the womb, it tricks the body into thinking ovulation has already occurred so it doesn’t release an egg, and it stops the womb lining from thickening so a fertilised egg can’t develop.

Who can use it?

If you’re over 35; obese; have varicose veins; a history of gallstones, migraines or severe depression; or if you smoke, it may not be safe for you to take the BiNovum pill. Suitability is reviewed on an individual basis, so you should answer questions about your medical history as accurately as possible.

You should also mention any medications you’re using because medications such as rifampicin, phenytoin and eslicarbazepine stop BiNovum from working properly. The BiNovum pill can also increase the blood level of certain medications like tacrolimus and voriconazole, boosting the risk of developing side effects associated with the medication.

How do you use it?

It’s important that you take each BiNovum pill in the correct order, or it won’t be as effective. The pack will clearly mark which order to take the BiNovum pills in. After 21 days you’ll have a seven-day break from taking pills, during which you’ll probably experience a withdrawal bleed but you’ll still be protected from pregnancy providing you took BiNovum correctly throughout the month.

If you do forget to take BiNovum, you should take one as soon as you remember and continue with the pack as usual. Don’t panic: you’ll still be protected against pregnancy if you miss one or two pills. However, if you miss three or more pills you won’t be protected; you’ll need to use a barrier contraceptive for the next seven days, take the last pill you forgot and continue with the pack as usual.

Are there any side effects?

All prescription medications can cause side effects, but with contraceptive pills these are usually mild and disappear when your body gets used to the hormones. The uncommon side effect unique to using the BiNovum pill is a reduced libido. The rare side effects reported by a few women using BiNovum include hearing impairment, asthma, hypersensitivity, painful reddish skin and a rash with reddening scars.

Other more common side effects include headaches, breast tenderness and nausea. However, the risk of developing these is reduced because the total hormone dosage over a month is lower when using a biphasic pill.

How can I buy BiNovum online?

All you need to do is complete a consultation, which will be reviewed within the hour by one of our registered doctors. This allows us to make sure it’s safe for you to use BiNovum before our registered pharmacy dispenses your contraception via free next-day delivery.

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