Logynon

Active Ingredient(s) Ethinylestradiol (30mcg/40mcg/30mcg) and Levonorgestrel (50mcg/75mcg/125mcg)
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What is Logynon?

Logynon is a triphasic pill which is over 99% effective in protecting against pregnancy. Each Logynon pill pack contains three different hormone doses which mimic the way your hormones naturally rise and fall throughout your cycle.

If you think a triphasic pill would suit you, you may be able to buy Logynon online from HealthExpress. You’ll need to complete a consultation which one of our registered doctors will review. This is a quick, easy and convenient alternative to wasting time in the waiting room at the doctor’s, but gives you access to experienced doctors who can decide if it’s safe for you to use Logynon.

What are the benefits of using Logynon?

The Logynon pill is proven to treat endometriosis and help with premenstrual dysphoric disorder - a severe form of premenstrual syndrome that is marked by severe depression, irritability and tension.

Many women will be prescribed the Logynon pill if they experience heavy menstrual bleeding, painful or irregular periods or emotional premenstrual symptoms affecting mood and stress levels, because it can help manage these symptoms.

A triphasic pill allows you to take different doses of hormones at different points in your cycle, which is closer to your natural fluctuation in hormone levels. This has the benefit of reducing side effects and is especially effective in combating mood swings.

How does it work?

Logynon uses a synthetic oestrogen called ethinylestradiol and a synthetic progestogen called levonorgestrel. These hormones override your natural hormone balance and change the environment of your reproductive system in three key ways which make it almost impossible for you to conceive.

The progestogen in Logynon thickens the mucous in the cervix and also prevents the womb lining from thickening. The oestrogen stops the ovaries from releasing a mature egg by tricking your body into thinking that ovulation has already happened.

Who can take it?

Most women who are over the age of 18 can use the Logynon pill. However, it’s not safe for you to use Logynon if you’re a smoker; over 35; breastfeeding; if you have ever had issues with blood clotting, angina or heart valve disease; if you have high blood pressure or cholesterol; or if you have existing or historical diabetes, liver problems or migraines.

Some medications may influence how well Logynon works, such as those used to treat epilepsy, certain antibiotics, certain sedatives and St. John’s Wort. The Logynon pill can also raise the blood levels of certain medications.

For these reasons, it’s important that you tell a doctor if you’re using any medication and make sure they know your medical history.

How do you use it?

It’s important you take each Logynon pill to ensure you’re fully covered each cycle. You should start with the light brown pills which have the lowest dosage of oestrogen and progestogen. Next you will take a white Logynon pill, which has more oestrogen and more progestogen in it. After this you’ll be directed to take the tan tablets, which contain less oestrogen but even more progestogen.

After 21 days you’ll have a seven-day break from taking pills, during which you’ll still be protected from pregnancy though you’ll probably experience a withdrawal bleed.

Are there any side effects?

The side effects associated with using Logynon include weight changes, and a reduced libido which is uncommon and affects a few women. Taking a combined pill can cause nausea, vomiting and water retention, for example.

If you experience side effects with Logynon, they will usually be mild and disappear once your body gets used to the hormones.

How can I buy Logynon online?

If you complete a consultation you may be able to buy Logynon online. This allows one of our registered doctors to assess whether it’s a safe contraceptive for you to use and write you a prescription if they feel it’s suitable.

HealthExpress.eu sends all medications to patients with free next-day delivery. We also guarantee that all prescription treatments are genuine, which you can verify by checking for a hologram and pharmacy label on the packet and by checking the batch number with the manufacturer of Logynon pill packets, namely Bayer.

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