Choose Femodette for an effective, low oestrogen combined contraceptive pill.

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3 months

3 x 21 tablet(s) - £16.00

6 months

6 x 21 tablet(s) - £26.00

How does Femodette work?

Femodette is a birth control pill also known as a combined oral contraceptive pill, or COC. Each Femodette pill contains 2 types of hormones. These work together to prevent pregnancy. These are ethinylestradiol (an oestrogen) and gestodene (a progestogen).

Femodette works by:

  • Preventing the ovaries from releasing an egg during ovulation
  • Thickening the mucus in the cervix, making it difficult for sperm to reach the womb
  • Keeping the womb lining thin so an egg can not attach itself and grow

Femodette prevents you from getting pregnant. It does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like HIV.

You may not be protected from pregnancy if you have severe vomiting or diarrhoea within 2 hours after you take your Femodette pill.

Who can take Femodette?

Femodette is suitable for most healthy women for contraceptive protection. You can take Femodette if you:

  • Are under 50 years old
  • Are not breastfeeding or pregnant
  • Have never had a blood clot
  • Have never had a heart attack, angina pectoris (severe chest pain) or stroke
  • Do not have migraines with aura
  • Are not allergic to any of the ingredients in Femodette
  • Have never had a tumour, breast cancer or cancer of the cervix
  • Have no liver problems
  • Have no cholesterol problems
  • Have not got diabetes
  • Are not overweight
  • Do not have high blood pressure
  • Have not got hepatitis C

Please speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further advice to check that Femodette is right for you.

If you develop any health problems in future, you may need to stop taking Femodette. Your doctor may suggest an alternative like a progesterone only pill, or mini pill.

Femodette interactions

Speak to your doctor if you take other medicines before you take Femodette. They may affect how Femodette works or certain blood test results.

These include medicines for:

  • Epilepsy
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C such as ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir, dasabuvir, glecaprevir or pibrentasvir
  • Fungal infections such as griseofulvin
  • Bacterial infections such as antibiotics
  • Sedation such as barbiturates
  • Low mood like the herbal remedy St. John’s wort
Medically reviewed by:
Dr Crystal Wyllie Online Doctor

Crystal qualified in Medicine at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010. She then trained as a GP in London hospitals and practices. She has a particular interest in reproductive, sexual, and women’s health.

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Last reviewed: 11 Feb 2019

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