Contraception pill and patch service
The combined pill vs The mini-pill
The combined pill, also known as combination birth control pills or combined contraceptive or the pill contains oestrogen and a progestin and hence can cause a rise in your blood pressure, which increases the risk of a stroke, heart attack and blood clots and can be life-threatening. To safely prescribe the combined oral contraceptives, please ensure that you have had you’re your blood pressure checked in the last 12 months.
The mini-pill, also known as progesterone only pill, may be safer to use if you are breast-feeding because the mini-pill will not change your milk production. If may be also suitable if you are over 35 and smoke, are overweight or have high blood pressure.
The contraceptive patch (such as Evra patch) is a combined contraceptive. Combined contraceptives contain a combination of two female hormones - an oestrogen and a progestogen. These hormones are released into the skin from the patch.
Request Treatment (6-month prescription)
This service allows you to request a treatment from our doctors. You will be asked a series of questions related to the treatment, after which you will be asked to pay a fee of €20. To proceed, select the required dosage and click on "Start Consultation".
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