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Femodene Bayer

Hormonal contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy

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Reliable hormonal contraceptive treatment
Prevents ovulation to reduce the chance of fertilisation.
Can help to treat acne and skin conditions.
Contains artificial hormones ethinylestradiol and gestodene
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Treatment Information
Product Name: Femodene
Active Ingredient(s): Ethinylestradiol and Gestodene
Manufacturer: Bayer
Description: Femodene is an effective combined contraceptive that offers over 99% protection against pregnancy
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 30 mcg, 75 mcg
Application: Offering protection against pregnancy for women over 18
Posology: Take 1 tablet per day for 21 days followed by a 7 day break
Drug class: Combined pill (POM)
Alcohol consumption: No influence
When breastfeeding: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
When pregnant: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
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What is Femodene ?

Femodene is a highly effective oral combined contraceptive pill, with the synthetic female hormones ethinylestradiol and gestodene (oestrogen and progesterone). This hormonal contraceptive overrides the standard functions of the menstrual cycle, tricking the body to believe ovulation has already occurred thereby preventing the release of an egg for fertilisation.

How does Femodene work?

The active ingredients in the Femodene pill work by preventing standard bodily functions that prepare the female body for fertilisation of an egg. This contraceptive treatment comes in a strip of 21 tablets, with each strip containing tablets with differing levels of the artificial oestrogen and progestogen. The active ingredients (ethinylestradiol/gestodene) prevent an egg from ripening and being released from the ovaries each month, meaning a very low chance of conception. The vaginal fluid is also thickened which helps in preventing sperm from reaching an egg and fertilising it.


The Femodene pill not only provides the standard contraceptive cover required, but also certain non-contraceptive benefits such as:

  • Possible reduction of acne and excess hair in women.
  • Increase in oestrogen levels reducing effects of excess terstosterone.
  • Approx. 99% contraceptive effectiveness when used properly.
  • Providing effective relief for premenstrual pain.

Who can use Femodene?

Femodene contraceptive pill is suitable for use by women between the ages of 18-35 who require an effective hormonal contraceptive treatment. It is essential when taking the online consultation to state accurately any other medication you may be using as the interactions between the treatments may not allow suitability.

Who cannot use it?

Certain women may not be suitable to buy Femodene, especially if they are:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Suffering from blood clots in any area of the body
  • Recovering from a heart attack
  • Struggling with problems associated with blood cells
  • Suffering from a liver disease, liver tumours, or ovarian cancer
  • Suffering from vaginal bleeding with no explainable reason
  • Suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure

Certain women may also be allergic to the synthetic ingredients contained within the Femodene pill, and may be unable to use it for this reason, if this is the case, please inform your doctor as an alternative treatment may be more suitable.


Generally hormonal contraceptives such as the Femodene pill, work effectively to prevent pregnancy only when taken regularly. When using this treatment, it is important to build a daily routine of when to take the pill to ensure you don't forget.

  • Ensure you take this contraceptive treatment on the first day of your period to ensure immediate coverage. If you do not, you may need a barrier contraceptive method for at least seven days until you are covered effectively.
  • Follow the marked pattern of usage on the pack
  • Each pill is to be taken once a day for 21 days with a 7 day break wherein you are still covered

After the 7 day break is complete, ensure you start a new strip immediately to remain covered. During the break you will usually expect to have a withdrawal bleed. If a withdrawal bleed is not present after you have have taken all the pills correctly, it is highly unlikely you will be pregnant. If you do however miss two withdrawal bleeds in a row, then contact a doctor or health specialist as soon as possible, as there is a possibility you may be pregnant, and this treatment should not be taken during pregnancy.

I forgot to take my pill

If you forget to take your pill, ensure you use it as soon as you remember and carry on with your usage as normal. If you forget over a 24 hour period, do not attempt to take two pills to make up for the forgotten dose. Use one pill as you normally would, but be aware that you may not be fully covered for another 5-7 days, so it is essential that you use an additional contraceptive barrier such as a male or female condom during this period.

Side Effects

Femodene contraceptive pill, like other prescription contraceptive medication may cause side effects as each woman reacts in a different way. The most commonly reported side effects include:

  • Headache, stomach pain, breast soreness, change in libido and behavioural changes (mood swings).

Fortunately, these usually subsid after a short while as your body becomes used to the differing hormonal cycles. If adverse symptoms do persist, please contact your doctor for further advise as an alternative contraceptive method may be more suitable.

Can I buy Femodene online?

You can purchase the Femodene pill by completing an online medical consultation here at Meds4all today. The procedure is straightforward and the medical information you share is kept strictly confidential. If your order is approved by the doctor and it poses no risk to your health, the medication will be dispatched from our UK pharmacy for same or next day delivery.

Should you have any questions about ordering oral contraception online please don't hesitate to call or email our friendly patient support team.