Gedarel Contraceptive Pill
- Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill
- Contains Ethinylestradiol & Desogestrel
- Easy to take
Gedarel Contraceptive Pill
Order a 3 or 6 month supply of Gedarel online
Gedarel 30/150 is a combined oral contraceptive pill, also known as ‘the Pill’.
It contains versions of two types of the female sex hormones, progesterone and oestrogen. When used correctly, it will stop you getting pregnant.
Fill in our consultation form to place your order. One of our online prescribers will then review this and issue your prescription, assuming Gedarel 30/150 is suitable for you.
If you require emergency contraception, you can order the morning after pill here.
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Gedarel 30/150 Contraceptive Pills Online
Gedarel 30/150 is a combined contraceptive pill. Like Marvelon and Mercilon, this pill's two active ingredients are ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and desogestrel 150 micrograms, the synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female oestrogen and progestogen hormones.
The combined pill can be prescribed for females who experience painful or irregular menstruation in order to ease the pain and regulate the period.
Although it is not recommended for females who have an elevated risk of having a thrombosis.
What is Gedarel?
Gedarel is a combined oral contraceptive pill that’s made up of 2 types of female hormones, progesterone (desogestrel) and oestrogen (ethinylestradiol).
It’s available in 2 different doses 20/150 and 30/150. 20 and 30 refer to the different amounts of oestrogen in each pill.
20/150 is a low-dose version of the combined pill which means it can cause fewer side effects.
How effective is Gedarel?
Gedarel, like other combined pills, is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when taken correctly.
Because it’s hard to take the pill ‘perfectly’ – as you sometimes might forget to take one or you are sick or have diarrhoea – it’s closer to 91% effective in practice.
How do I take Gedarel?
Combined pills are all taken in a similar way:
- Start taking Gedarel on the first day of your period
- After you finish the strip, stop taking Gedarel for 7 days. You should get a period-like bleed at this time. This is called a ‘withdrawal bleed’
- Start a new strip after 7 days
- Start each strip on the same day every time
You’ll be protected from pregnancy during the 7-day break as long as you’ve taken the pack correctly.
There are other ways to take the combined pill if you’d rather not have a 7-day break. You can choose to have a 4-day break, a break after 9 weeks, or no break at all.
It’s best to talk to a doctor about which way might work best for you.
How long does Gedarel take to work?
You'll only be protected from pregnancy once you’ve been taking Gedarel for 7 days, so you need to use condoms for the first 7 days if you’re new to taking the combined pill.
Will I gain weight on Gedarel?
Although weight gain is listed as a common side effect in the patient information leaflet for Gedarel, there are actually no studies showing a definitive link between taking the combined pill and weight gain.
Can I delay my period when taking Gedarel?
It’s possible to delay your period while taking a combined pill like Gedarel by skipping your 7-day break between packs.
If you’re already taking Gedarel, you should not take period delay tablets.
Side Effects of Gedarel
Whilst side effects are usually uncommon and mild in nature, it is best to be aware of any that may occur.
Some of the most common side effects include:
- Mood swings
- Breast tenderness
For a full list of side effects and more information, you can read the patient information leaflet here.