Gedarel

Gedarel is a low oestrogen combined contraceptive pill. Choose between Gedarel 30/150 and 20/150.

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Prices from £15.00

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20 mcg

3 x 21 tablet(s) - £19.00

6 x 21 tablet(s) - £24.00

30 mcg

3 x 21 tablet(s) - £15.00

6 x 21 tablet(s) - £24.00


How does Gedarel work?

Gedarel works by using 2 types of female sex hormones. These stop you from getting pregnant by:

  • preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg during ovulation
  • making your cervix mucus thicken and make it harder for sperm to get through
  • thinning the lining of the womb so a fertilised egg is unable to implant itself

If you take Gedarel perfectly, it can be 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Gedarel does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like HIV. Stay up to date with your smear tests to prevent STIs like HPV.

Gedarel side effects

You can get side effects when you take Gedarel. Common side effects of Gedarel include:

  • mood swings
  • headache
  • nausea
  • acne
  • weight gain
  • sore breasts

Uncommon side effects of Gedarel include:

  • fluid retention
  • low sex drive
  • hearing problems
  • migraine
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • rash
  • breast enlargement

Rare side effects of Gedarel include:

  • high sex drive
  • difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • itching
  • skin disorders
  • vaginal or breast discharge
  • blood clots
  • weight loss
  • cancer

If you’re experiencing any side effects, please get in touch with your doctor.

Taking Gedarel does increase your risk of thrombosis (blood clot) slightly. You can get a blood clot in places like your:

  • leg (deep vein thrombosis or DVT)
  • lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  • eye (retinal vein thrombosis)
  • heart (heart attack)
  • brain (stroke)

You can find out more about the side effects of Gedarel in the patient information leaflet in your pack of pills.

You can report any side effects using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme in the Google Play or Apple App Store.

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Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Article created: 16 Sep 2021

Last reviewed: 16 Sep 2021


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