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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Before we prescribe you the required medication, we would like to check if this product is suitable for you. Once you fill in the questionnaire, one of our doctors will assess the answers. It will only take you up to 5 minutes to fill in the questionnaire. Once completed our doctors will assess the request and send the prescription directly to the pharmacy of your choice. Our prescriptions can be used in any Irish pharmacy. We offer a 100% refund if our doctors do not deem you suitable for this service.

We kindly ask you to be honest when you provide your answers. Contact your GP if you are unsure or need to verify any information.

To safely prescribe the combined oral contraceptives, please ensure that you have had you’re your blood pressure checked in the last 12 months.

If our doctors deem that we cannot prescribe the medication safely via online consultation, then you will receive a full refund and the assessing doctor will give your further advise.

Please confirm that you are 18 years or above and the prescription request is for yourself only.

Which pill are you requesting?

Missed contraceptive rules

Remember to follow the missed contraceptive advice in the patient leaflet as you may be at risk of pregnancy. Please click here for further advice on missed contraceptive rules to see if you are at risk of pregnancy.

To help prevent further episodes of missed contraception, you could consider:

  • Changing to a long acting reversible contraceptive like the implant or a coil.
  • Setting an alarm so you remember to use the contraceptive on time.
What should I do if I am at risk of pregnancy?
  • If you have lost contraceptive effect within the last 5 days, you may benefit from emergency contraception. UK patients can click here to have an assessment for emergency contraception.
  • Irish patients can get emergency contraception from a pharmacy, GP or family planning service.
  • Perform a pregnancy test at least 3 weeks from the missed pill episode.
  • If the pregnancy test is positive please see your GP and stop using the contraceptive.
  • On restarting your contraception please use condoms until the contraceptive if fully effective again.
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Women between the ages of 25 and 60 are eligible for free cervical screening in Ireland. It's done to detect abnormalities in a woman's cervix that might lead to cancer. It has been demonstrated to be useful in lowering cancer rates. We advise you to follow the HSE's recommendation that women obtain smear tests on a regular basis. has further information and test booking information. Please check the box that you understand.

I know that missing pills or having severe diarrhoea and/or vomiting may stop the pill working and I will need to follow the advice in the patient leaflet or contact the online doctor for more advice if this happens.

  • I completely understand all of the questions and information presented. I shall contact Eirdoc if I am unsure about any part of the service before proceeding.
  • I am aware of the treatment's adverse effects, efficacy, and alternatives; and I am aware of the necessity of informing my GP about any drugs or advice I may obtain from this service so that they can continue to offer safe medical care
  • I have answered honestly and supplied complete and correct information that matches my current medical history and information, allowing the doctor to assess and advise me securely.
  • I understands and am aware of the treatment's adverse effects, efficacy, and alternatives
  • I understand that my GP needs to know about the any drug or advise obtained via this online platform to continue safe medical care.
  • I have read, understand, and agreed to the most recent terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policy.

I confirm that the above statements are true

Prescription Delivery
You will be contacted to arrange the home delivery. Orders usually take 1-2 working days to be delivered anywhere in the Republic of Ireland.
Delivery charges are as follows (to be paid when you are contacted to arrange the delivery):
Orders over €40: €2.95
Orders under €40: €4.95