Microgynon 20 ED Tablets 1 x 28


Our Price $15.99
PBS $0.00
Concession $0.00
Safety Net $0.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Microgynon 20 ED Tablets 1 x 28

Microgynon 20 ED Tablets 1 x 28

Product ID: 6247

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information


(Schering P/L)
This leaflet has been written to provide you with some background information on Microgynon 20 ED tablets and how you should
take this medicine. Your doctor and pharmacist have detailed information on Microgynon 20 ED tablets; they are trained to help
you to understand why you are taking this medicine.

Read this information carefully before you start taking Microgynon 20 ED tablets. Keep this leaflet in a handy place; you may wish
to refer to it again before you have finished taking these tablets. Please contact either your doctor, clinic or pharmacist if you have
any questions about your treatment with Microgynon 20 ED tablets or if you have any problems or difficulties before, during or after
taking Microgynon 20 ED tablets.

It is important to remember that Microgynon 20 ED tablets is a PRESCRIPTION ONLY MEDICINE - you should only use
Microgynon 20 ED tablets as directed by your doctor.
Microgynon 20 is the brand name for 21 small pink tablets containing 2 active ingredients; 20 micrograms of ethinyloestradiol (an
oestrogen hormone) and 100 micrograms of levonorgestrel (a progestogen hormone). The ED in the name refers to the "every day"
presentation where 7 white lactose containing placebos or "sugar tablets" are also included in the package, so that a tablet is
taken each day of the month instead of having a break.

Microgynon 20 ED's Aust R number is 63484. As well as its active ingredients, Microgynon 20 ED contains lactose, maize starch,
Povidone, pregelatinized starch, glycerol, magnesium stearate, sucrose, polyethylene glycol, calcium carbonate, talc, titanium
dioxide, red and yellow ferric oxide and wax.

Microgynon 20 ED is presented in PVC/Aluminium backed blister platforms of 28 (21 + 7) tablets with each tablet allocated to a
day of the week. It is sold in boxes containing 1 blister platform, contained within a protective aluminium pouch.
What is Microgynon 20 ED used for and how does it work?
Microgynon 20 ED is an oral contraceptive, commonly known as a "Birth Control Pill" or "The Pill" that has been prescribed to
prevent you from getting pregnant. Microgynon 20 ED prevents pregnancy in several ways:-

inhibiting the egg release by stopping it maturing changing the cervical mucus consistency making it difficult for the sperm to
reach the egg

changing the lining of the uterus making it less suitable for implantation.

When taken as directed Microgynon 20 ED is very effective at preventing pregnancy.

Your doctor may have prescribed Microgynon 20 ED for another purpose. Microgynon 20 ED can normalise periods which are
irregular or very painful or heavy, leading to iron loss and anaemia.

Ask your doctor if you have any questions why Microgynon 20 has been prescribed for you.

Microgynon 20 pills are not addictive.
Checklist before using Microgynon 20 ED
Before being prescribed Microgynon 20 ED your doctor should perform a thorough medical and gynaecological examination
(including the breasts). Your doctor will also note your family medical history.

The use of Oral Contraceptives such as Microgynon 20 ED by cigarette smokers may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
This risk increases with heavy smoking and advancing age and is quite marked in women over the age of 35 years. You should
therefore stop smoking if you want to use an oral contraceptive such as Microgynon 20 ED.

You must not use Microgynon 20 ED if any of the following apply to you:

you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant

you have a history of or currently have blood clots in the legs, brain, lungs or heart

you have had a heart attack or stroke

you have known or suspected cancer of the breast or lining of the womb, cervix or vagina

you have previous or existing liver tumours

you have jaundice or s
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