Contraceptive Pill (The Pill)

For the contraceptive pill and emergency contraception, check out 123 Meds today; we offer a range of treatments and prescriptions that can be delivered to your door. The contraceptive pill, which is also referred to as “the pill,” is a hormonal method of birth control used to prevent pregnancy. It is taken orally and contains synthetic versions of female hormones: oestrogen and progesterone, or just progesterone alone, depending on the type of pill. At 123 Meds, we provide a range of prescription medications and treatments including the contraceptive. When it comes to needing the contraceptive pill or a combined pill, all you need to do is fill in our online form, our team of pharmacists will be in touch to arrange to deliver your treatment order.

Contraceptive Pill (The Pill)

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The pill works in the menstrual cycle by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary ( this is referred to as the process of ovulation). It thickens the cervical mucus which makes it difficult for the sperm to enter the uterus, and it will also alter the lining of the uterus, making it less receptive to the implantation of a fertilised egg. When it comes to using the contraceptive pill effectively, you should make sure that you take the pill at the same time every day. There are different types of pills available, including combination pills which include both oestrogen and progesterone and progestin-only pills like the Zelleta pill (sometimes called the mini-pill) that only contain progesterone. Combination pills are usually taken for 21 days, followed by a 7-day break, during which a withdrawal bleed similar to a period occurs. The progestogen-only pill is taken continuously without a break.

Information has informed us that taking the pill can provide an increased risk of breast cancer, high blood pressure, blood clots, cervical cancer, and breast tenderness; however, if you have any concerns about this information, you can speak to a medical professional, visit your sexual health clinic, or get in touch with 123 Meds. When it comes to everything that you need to know, should you need to take the pill, make sure that you speak to our professional team today.

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill

contraceptive-pillThe emergency contraceptive pill, which is sometimes called “morning-after pill” or “day-after pill,” is birth control and it’s used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, should you have experienced a contraceptive failure (such as a condom breaking or missing birth control pills).

The emergency contraceptive pill is usually most effective when it is taken straight away after unprotected sex, ideally within 72 hours (3 days), although some types of emergency contraception can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. It is important to note that the sooner you take the pill, the more effective it will be at preventing pregnancy.

The two main types of emergency contraceptive pills that are available: those containing levonorgestrel and those containing ulipristal acetate. Levonorgestrel-based emergency contraceptive pills are available over the counter without a prescription and are commonly used. Ulipristal acetate-based emergency contraceptive pills, on the other hand, require a prescription in many countries.

The Combined Contraceptive Pill

The combined contraceptive pill, often referred to simply as “the pill,” is a type of birth control that includes both oestrogen and progesterone hormones. Combined pills are taken orally on a daily basis to prevent pregnancy, this includes Ovranette and Cilest.

The combined oral contraceptive pill works by suppressing ovulation, which means it prevents the release of an egg from the ovary. Taking the pill thickens the cervical mucus making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus, as well as changing the lining of the uterus, making it less receptive to the implantation of a fertilised egg.

There are various brands and formulations of the combined contraceptive pill available, but they generally come in packs of 21 or 28 pills. In a 21-pill pack, active pills containing hormones should be taken for 21 consecutive days and then there needs to be a 7 day break where no pills are taken. During this break, a withdrawal bleed similar to a period usually occurs. In a 28-pill pack, all the pills are active, and no break is taken, resulting in a withdrawal bleed at the end of each pack.

To ensure the effectiveness of taking the combined pill, it is important to take it at the same time every day. Missing pills or taking them inconsistently can decrease its effectiveness. In addition to preventing pregnancy, the combined contraceptive pill may also offer other benefits, such as more regular and lighter periods, reduced menstrual cramps, and a decreased risk of certain conditions, including ovarian and endometrial cancers, ovarian cysts, and pelvic inflammatory disease. However, it’s important to note that the pill is not protective of sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STIs and STDs). In order to prevent STIs, it is recommended to use additional contraception and barrier methods such as condoms.

Why Choose 123 Meds?

At 123 Meds, we provide treatments for all of your medical conditions, all you need to do is complete an online questionnaire, and our pharmacists will assess your order; it will then be delivered discreetly to your home. When it comes to the treatments and services that we provide, here at 123 Meds, we are known for providing excellent service. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose 123 Meds as your sexual health clinic for the contraceptive pill:

  • Easy to fill in a questionnaire
  • Quick service
  • Fast delivery
  • Discrete packaging

For The Contraceptive Pill, Contact 123 Meds Today

When it comes to the contraceptive pill, at 123 Meds, we have got you covered. Our online treatment and prescription service can provide you with the contraceptive pill and a treatment that suits your needs and requirements; there is a solution out there for you. For more information, get in touch with 123 Meds today; we can always be on hand to help you. You can find out more about our women’s health services here.