Norgeston - Contraceptive pill
  • Daily progestogen-only tablet 
  • Few reported side effects
  • A good alternative to combined pills

Norgeston

An effective progestogen-only mini pill containing levonorgestrel. Taken at the same time every day, it prevents pregnancy in 99% of cases.

Norgeston - Contraceptive pill

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  • Daily progestogen-only tablet 
  • Few reported side effects
  • A good alternative to combined pills

About Norgeston

  • Taking Norgeston

    Take 1 pill every day, at the same time. Take the packs back-to-back without a break, including during your period.

    It is very important to take the pill at the same time daily. If you are more than 3hrs late, you will not have contraceptive protection.

  • Side effects

    Most women will not experience any side effects on Norgeston. However, side effects are possible and can include headaches, feeling sick, tummy pain, breast discomfort, acne, and mood changes.

    For full information on side effects and correct use, see the patient information leaflet. If any side effects concern you, contact us via your Patient Record.

  • Effectiveness

    Used correctly, Norgeston can be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, if you are vomiting or have severe diarrhoea you may not be protected against pregnancy. If this happens, continue to take the pill as usual but use a condom whilst you're ill. If this continues for more than 24 hours you should follow the same steps as a missed pill.

    If you are more than 3hrs late taking it, you will not have contraceptive protection.

  • If you forget your pill

    Take the forgotten pill as soon as you remember. Then take the next pill at the normal time. This may mean taking 2 pills in one day.

    If you do not take it within 3hrs of the usual time, you will not be protected against pregnancy. Continue to take your pills as normal, but use a condom for the next 2 days. If you've had unprotected sex during this time, you may need emergency contraception.

  • How it works

    Norgeston is a form of progestogen-only mini pill. Its active ingredient is levonorgestrel, which changes the environment in your womb. This makes it harder for the sperm to reach an egg during ovulation and alters the lining of the womb so that a fertilised egg cannot develop. Norgeston is an effective means of contraception.

  • Important information about Norgeston

    Please note that if this is your first order, you will need to collect your treatment in-store. For future orders, you may opt in for store collection or choose from a delivery option.

  • Safety: taking other medicines

    You should be able to take Norgeston alongside other medicines. However, it is important that you let us know which prescription, over-the-counter medicines and recreational drugs you are taking so that we can prescribe Norgeston safely.

  • Alternative treatments

    We offer a range of contraceptives, including NuvaRing, Evra Patch, combined pills, low-dose pills and mini pills. View all our contraception options.

    Condoms are an effective form of contraception and protect against STIs.

    There are also long-acting contraceptives available through your GP or family planning clinic, including implants, the coil and injectable contraception.

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