The pill : Hi. I have been on the 'Microgynon... - BASHH


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The pill


Hi. I have been on the

'Microgynon' contraceptive pill for years (3 weeks of pills and 1 week off for period) and i recently moved away from my hometown for a year. I have been given 'Eleanor 150/30 ED' as an alternative as it is the cheaper brand. i am confused as there is 4 weeks worth in one blister pack (instead of 3). Do you take the packs back to back? When do you have your period? Please help. Many thanks.

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Hi, the hormones in microgynon (levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol)

are available in other cheaper, generic brands although it should still be 3 weeks on, 1 week off. I have just checked 'Eleanor', it seems to be available in Australia - is that where you are from? if that is that case there will be one week of 'placebo' pills ie as if you are having a week off. If you are confused have a chat with whoever prescribed it for you to check things out.

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