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Norgeston is a type of hormonal contraceptive commonly known as the ‘mini pill’ or progestogen-only pill (POP). It contains an levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic version of the hormone progestogen. Norgeston is taken every day without a break for 35 days.

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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.

Mini Pills (Progestogen-Only)

The mini pill contains only progesterone. The most common side effect when this pill is commenced is irregular bleeding, but this tends to be light and usually settles down within 3 months.

The important thing to note about the mini pill is that it must be taken at the same time daily. If you are more than three hours late to take it, you will not have contraceptive protection. With this in mind, it is a good idea to make taking the mini pill part of your regular daily routine or set an alarm to make sure you take it on time. In addition, use condoms to stop the transmission of STIs.

How the mini pill works

The mini pill works by thickening the mucus in the neck of the womb, so it is harder for sperm to penetrate into the womb and reach an egg. Some varieties of the mini pill also stop ovulation.

Side Effects

Most women will not experience any side effects from Norgeston, but they can occur in a small number of women.
While the potential side effects are varied, the majority of women will not experience any undesired reactions from Norgeston. However, women using this pill should be aware of the following possibilities:

– headaches
– upset stomach
– breast tenderness
– acne
– weight and mood changes

If you have any concerns about the side effects, consult your doctor.

Further Information

Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.