- Brand: Millimed
- Product Code: MD28
- Availability: In Stock
Contain 2 active ingredients: Gestodene 60 mcg, Ethinyl Estradiol 15 mcg. These are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. Ethinyl estradiol is a synthetic version of oestrogen and Gestodene is a 'third generation' synthetic form of progesterone.
Combined oral contraceptives like Minoz work by over-riding the normal menstrual cycle. In a woman's normal menstrual cycle, levels of the sex hormones change throughout each month. The hormones cause an egg to be released from the ovaries (ovulation) and prepare the lining of the womb for a possible pregnancy. At the end of each cycle, if the egg has not been fertilized the levels of the hormones fall, causing the womb lining to be shed as a monthly period.
The daily dose of hormones taken in the pill work mainly by tricking your body into thinking that ovulation has already happened. This prevents an egg from ripening and being released from the ovaries each month.
The hormones also increase the thickness of the natural mucus at the neck of the womb, which makes it more difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb and reach an egg. They also change the quality of the womb lining (endometrium), making it less likely that a fertilised egg can implant there.
What is it used for?
Size : 28 tablets /day (24 light brown tab each containing gestodene 60 mcg, ethinyl estradiol 15 mcg, 4 green tab each containing placebo)
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