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Feanolla

Feanolla is a type of contraceptive pill used to protect takers from pregnancy. It is a progestogen-only type of pill, commonly referred to as a mini-pill. When taken, this treatment works to prevent ovulation and makes it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and any egg cells in there.

Prices start from £43.00 for 84 tablets

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  • You should take ONE tablet at the same time each day
  • If you miss a dose or take your tablet more than 12 hours later than you should, read the patient information leaflet or speak to a GP or pharmacist for advice, as you may not be protected against pregnancy.
  • If you experience vomiting or severe diarrhoea, this medication may not work effectively. Because of this, it's recommended that you use condoms or other barrier methods for 7 days after you've experienced illnesses like these.
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What is Feanolla?

Feanolla is a progestogen-only contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy. This tablet medication contains a synthetic hormone which works to prevent ovulation so that fertilisation is unable to occur. This type of pill is commonly known as a mini-pill, but Feanolla is different to other mini-pills in having a dose that in most cases prevents the egg cell from ripening, which this type of drug is not usually capable of.

How does Feanolla work?

Feanolla works by adding desogestrel to the body. This is a synthetic version of desogestrel which usually falls in a woman’s body so that ovulation occurs. By replacing the falling levels of this hormone with Feanolla, the body is less likely to allow ovulation to happen. The drug also helps to thicken cervical mucus which makes it harder for sperm to make their way towards any eggs that are in the uterus.

While progestogen-only contraceptives typically work to prevent sperm from reaching the womb, they do not always prevent egg cells from ripening. Feanolla is more effective at preventing this ripening compared to other mini-pills.

How do I use Feanolla?

Each strip of this medication contains 28 tablets – representing 4 weeks’ supply. A single tablet is taken each day at about the same time and they are swallowed whole with water. Arrows are printed on the front of the strip, between the tablets, and the days of the week are printed on the back of the strip, making it easier for patients to keep track of using their medication.

You’ll continue to take a tablet on each day until a strip is empty and then move straight on to the next one. You’ll continue taking a tablet each day until the pack is entirely empty. Remember that the day to take your first Feanolla tablet is the same day your latest period begins. If you take your first tablet on days 2 to 5 of your period, then use an additional barrier method of contraception for the first seven days of tablet-taking.

If you want to start taking this medication just after you have a baby, then it’s advised you start between 21 to 28 days after the birth of your baby. If you start using Feanolla later than this, use an extra barrier method of contraception during the first seven days of tablet-taking.

What are the side effects of Feanolla?

The most common side effects that could occur while using Feanolla include the following:

  • Mood changes
  • Depressed mood
  • Decreased sexual drive (libido)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Acne
  • Breast pain
  • Irregular or no periods
  • Weight increase

Other side effects can occur but the vast majority are a rarity. It is also possible that vaginal bleeding may occur at irregular intervals while using this medication. This is not a sign that the Feanolla is not working, so you should be okay to continue taking it if this does happen. The amount of bleeding could range from just slight staining to heavier bleeding which looks rather like a scanty period. If bleeding is heavy or prolonged, or you experience side effects that are severe or persistent, then you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Can I use Feanolla?

There are certain health conditions that can make it ill-advised to take this medication. You should avoid using Feanolla if you have any of the following:

  • A blood clot (thrombosis) in a blood vessel of the legs or the lungs
  • You have or have had jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
  • You have or have had a severe liver disease and your liver is still not functioning normally
  • Any unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • You have or are suspected to have a cancer that grows under the influence of sex-steroids, such as certain types of breast cancer.

If any of these above do apply to you, your doctor may advise you to use a non-hormonal type of birth control. There are other conditions which may not necessarily prevent you from using Feanolla, but you should still tell your doctor about as certain precautions may be required before using this contraception. These conditions include:

  • Liver cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Tuberculosis
  • High blood pressure
  • You have or have had breast cancer
  • You have or have had thrombosis
  • You have or have had chloasma (yellowish-brown pigmentation patches on the skin, particularly of the face)
  • You are intolerant to some sugars (Feanolla contains lactose)

You should also let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines or herbal products. Some treatments can prevent Feanolla from working properly. These particularly include the following medication:

  • Medicines for epilepsy (such as primdone and phenytoin)
  • Medicines for tuberculosis (such as rifampicin)
  • Medicines for HIV infections (such as ritonavir)
  • Medicines for stomach upset (medical charcoal)
  • St. John’s Wort (herbal remedy for depressive moods)

Feanolla is not designed to protect against HIV or any other sexually transmitted disease. This applies to other hormonal contraceptives which you can acquire from pharmacies.

What if I take too much Feanolla?

If you accidentally take more of this medication than you’re meant to then it is unlikely to cause any serious harmful effects. Some symptoms may occur such as nausea and vomiting plus, for some young women, slight vaginal bleeding.

What if I forget to take Feanolla or stop using it?

If you forget to take a dose of these tablets, then you’re best course of action depends on just how late you are when you eventually remember about it. If it is fewer than 12 hours overdue, then take the missed tablet as soon as you remember and take the following dose at the usual time. The medication should still protect you from pregnancy.

If you are over 12 hours late taking a dose, you may not be completely protected against pregnancy. The more tablets you forget, the less protected you are from it. You should still take your forgotten dose as soon as you remember, and take the following tablet at the usual time. This could mean taking two tablets in one day, but this should not prove harmful (although side effects can’t be completely ruled out). Continue to take tablets on following days at the usual time, but use additional barriers against pregnancy for the next seven days.

You may fall pregnant if you forget one or more dose during your very first week of tablet-taking and you have intercourse in the same week. If this scenario happens to you, speak to your doctor for advice.

If you decide you want to stop taking this medication, then you can do so whenever you want. Just remember that from the first day you stop taking Feanolla, you will no longer have full protection against pregnancy.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Advice on Addiction and Medication Restrictions

If you are at all worried or concerned about an addiction to any type of medication, we urge you to speak to a professional for help and advice. Below are links to organisations that can help.

  • Talk To Frank

  • NHS Help & Advice On Drug Addiction
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    Feanolla contains 75 micrograms of the active ingredient desogestrel. One tablet is taken once a day.
    Active ingredient: Desogestrel
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    Feanolla Dosage Quantity Cost Including Consultation
    Feanolla 75mcg 84 Tablets £43.00

    Delivery Charges

    The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

    UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service

    standard UK delivery within 3-5 working days

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    UK Express Delivery, £2.99

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

    If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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    Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 9am, £14.99 (This service includes Saturday)

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    DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    Active ingredient: Desogestrel
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