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Brevinor is classified as a combined contraceptive because it contains both artificial progestogen and oestrogen ingredients. If this pill is taken correctly it’s 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.

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Contraceptive Pills

UK Meds asked our favorite doctor, Dr. Christian Jessen, to explain Contraceptives. Below is what he has to say.

Contraceptive pills, or birth control pills are a simple and effective way to prevent pregnancy. They can also help make your periods more regular and ease menstrual cramps. They can even, in some cases, help with acne. If you follow instructions properly and you use contraceptive pills in the right way they can provide reliable protection against pregnancy.

They work by stopping ovulation, if there is no egg being released then there is nothing to be fertilized by a sperm. Most birth control pills contain synthetic forms of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. You can order contraceptive pills by UK Meds, a prescription is required but if you don't have one, the online doctor's service at UK Meds can assist you so you can order your contraceptive pills online, such as Brevinor, Cerazette, Cerelle, Cilest, Dianette, Evra Patch and many others from the convenience of your home.

- Dr. Christian Jessen

The video and article above is for information purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose a condition or prescribe a medicine. If you have any specific concerns about your health, please consult your GP or use our online doctor's service. You can follow Dr. Christian Jessen online on his Twitter account.

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What is Brevinor?

Brevinor tablet is a hormonal contraceptive commonly referred to as the pill. It is a combined oral contraceptive pill that contains two active ingredients – ethynylestradiol and norethisterone. They are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone respectively.

Brevinor is used for preventing pregnancy. Taking the pill will most likely result in lighter and less painful but regular menstrual bleeding. This medication is sometimes prescribed for women who have problems with heavy, painful, or irregular periods.

How does Brevinor work?

Brevinor tablets contain the synthetic versions of estrogen and progesterone, naturally occurring female sex hormones. Combined oral contraceptives such as Brevinor work by over-riding the normal menstrual cycle. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, the levels of sex hormone change throughout each month. The hormones cause the ovaries to release an egg during the process of ovulation and prepare the lining of the womb for the possibility of a pregnancy. At the end of each menstrual cycle, the levels of the hormones fall if the egg has not been fertilized, causing the shedding of the womb lining as a monthly menstrual period.

The daily dose of hormone provided by the pill work mainly by convincing the body into believing that ovulation already occurred. This prevents the ripening and the subsequent release of an egg form the ovaries each month.

The hormones also thicken the natural mucus at the womb’s neck, making it difficult for a sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb and reach an egg to be fertilized. The hormones also change the quality of the womb lining, making it less conducive for the implantation of a fertilized egg.

What are the benefits of using Brevinor?

Brevinor is beneficial in preventing pregnancy. The medication contains synthetic estrogen and progesterone which tricks the body into believing that ovulation has occurred, preventing the ripening and the subsequent release of an egg from the ovaries. Even if an egg is fertilized and released by the ovaries, Brevinor is effective in increasing the thickness of the natural mucus at the womb’s neck, making it difficult for a sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb.

How do I take Brevinor?

Brevinor tablets are monophasic – having the same dose of hormones in them. One tablet of Brevinor is taken daily for 21 days with a seven-day break from pill-taking. During the break of seven days, the levels of hormones in the blood will drop, resulting in a withdrawal bleeding that is similar to your normal menstrual period. Start the next pack after the seven pill-free days are over, even if you are still experiencing bleeding.

The tablets come in a calendar pack with marking of the days of the week for easy remembering that you have to take the pill each day for the next three weeks, followed by a week off. You are still protected from pregnancy during the pill-free week as long as you took all the pills correctly and you start the next packet of the medicines on time.

To help you remember taking the pills, take the pill at the same time each day. Each Brevinor tablet should be swallowed with a drink. You can take Brevinor with or without food.

You should start taking the pill on the first day of your menstrual cycle for the medication to protect you against pregnancy immediately. You don’t have to use any other method of contraception while you are taking Brevinor. If you have a very short menstrual cycle, you will not be protected from pregnancy if you will start taking the pills on the fifth day of your period.

You can start taking this pill at any time during your pregnancy if the doctor is reasonably convinced that you are not pregnant. Starting the pill at any other time in your cycle will not protect you from pregnancy. You might need to use other forms of contraception, such as the condom for the first seven days of taking the pill.

If you have given birth and you are not breastfeeding, you can start taking the pill on the 21st day after giving birth. Use an extra contraception such as a condom for the first seven days.

Starting taking the pill immediately after a miscarriage or abortion at under 24 weeks will immediately provide you protection against. Pregnancy. If you start taking the pill more than seven days after a miscarriage or abortion, you should use an extra contraception for the seven days of taking the pills.

If you forget to take a pill, or start the pack of pills one day later, take the missed pill as soon as you remember even if you have to take two pills at the same time. Then continue taking the rest of the pack as scheduled. You are still protected from pregnancy and you don’t have to use extra contraception.

If you forget to take two pills or you start the new pack two or more days late, you will not be protected against pregnancy. Take the last pill that you missed together with the pill for the day, which means that you have to take two pills. Forget about the other pill that you missed. Then continue taking the rest of the pills in the pack as scheduled. You should not have sex or use an extra barrier method of contraception such condoms.

If you have less than seven pills remaining in the pack after your last missed pill, finish the pack and start a new pack straight away without taking the seven day pill-free days.

If you vomit within two hours of taking a pill, the medicine may not be fully absorbed into the bloodstream. Take another pill as soon as you feel better and take the next pill at your usual time. You will still be protected against pregnancy.

Brevinor will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections. You need to use condoms for protection against sexually transmitted infections.

Women who are using Brevinor for the first time may experience irregularity in menstruation such as spotting, breakthrough bleeding or missed period. Consult your doctor if you experience persistent bleeding. If you don’t have a withdrawal bleed for two consecutive months, use a pregnancy test before you start the next month’s contraceptive cycle.

Brevinor dosage

Brevinor tablet should be taken daily for twenty-one days then rest for seven days before starting a new pack.

Side effects & precautions

Medicines and their possible side effects affect individual users differently. Not everyone who uses Brevinor will experience the possible side effects.

The following are the possible side effects of Brevinor:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache or migraine
  • Weight changes
  • Breast enlargement or tenderness
  • Water retention
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Change in menstrual bleeding
  • Depression
  • Menstrual spotting or breakthrough bleeding
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Skin reactions
  • Rise in blood pressure
  • Irregular brown patches on the skin
  • Steepening of corneal curvature, making wearing of contact lenses uncomfortable
  • Liver problems
  • Gallstone
  • Blood clots in the blood vessels


Brevinor should not be used by women with certain medical conditions. Check first with your doctor if it is safe for you take this medication. It should be used with caution by women who are over 35 years of age or those with family history of stroke, heart attack, or blood clot. It should also be used with caution by women with certain medical conditions. Check first with your doctor if you need extra monitoring while you are taking Brevinor.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Brevinor is used to prevent pregnancy and should not be used during pregnancy. If you think you could be pregnant while taking the pills, stop taking the pills and consult your doctor right away.

The hormones in Brevinor can cause a reduction in the production of breast milk. It is recommended that breastfeeding women not use Brevinor until after weaning.


It is necessary that you give your GP a list of all the medications you are currently taking or have recently taken before you start taking Brevinor. Similarly, check with your doctor before you start taking a new medication while you are taking Brevinor. This is to make sure that the combination of drugs will be safe.

How do I buy Brevinor online?

You can safely buy Brevinor online at UK Meds. You will have first an online consultation with a medical doctor before your order of will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Brevinor is the right medication for your medical condition.