What is Norgeston tablets ?
Norgeston is a contraceptive pill used by women to prevent pregnancy. Containing levonorgestrel, it is a mini pill which is taken every day. By making it harder for the sperm to reach an egg during ovulation, and altering the lining of the womb so that a fertilised egg cannot develop, Norgeston is an effective means of contraception.
Norgeston tablets are taken every day without a break. You take a pill every day for 35 days.
The effect of Norgeston is similar to that of other POPs. Failure rate may increase if pills are missed or taken incorrectly (see section 3).
The benefits of taking the Pill include:
– one of the most reliable reversible methods of contraception if used correctly
– doesn’t interrupt sex
Norgeston tablets will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections, such as Chlamydia or HIV.
Only condoms can help to do this.
Norgeston tablets is not intended for use after the menopause.
If used correctly, Norgeston can be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancies.
The likelihood of getting pregnant is slightly higher if you take a progestogen-only pill (POP) such
as Norgeston than with some other medicines for hormonal contraception such as combined
hormonal contraceptives containing an oestrogen and a progestogen.
How to take it
To prevent pregnancy, always take Norgeston as described below. Check with your doctor or family planning nurse if you are not sure.
Take Norgeston every day for 35 days
Norgeston comes in strips of 35 pills, each marked with a day of the week.
– Take your pill at the same time every day. Make sure that you are never more than three
hours late with a pill otherwise the contraceptive protection may be lost.
– Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week.
– Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one pill each day, until you have
finished all 35 pills.
– Swallow each pill whole, with water if necessary. Do not chew the pill.
Then start your next strip
Start your next strip of Norgeston tablets the very next day after finishing the previous pack, again taking a pill marked with the day of the week. Always start the new strip on time.
You will be taking pills through your periods and there must be no break between packs. As long as you take Norgeston correctly, you will always start each new strip on the same day of the week.
Please see My pharmacy contraception range for alternative contraception pills.
For further information on contraception generally see the nhs contraception section.