Please confirm that you have no new concerns about this pill (if you have new concerns/questions please book an appointment to discuss further):
Please be aware that certain over the counter medicines and herbal remedies such as St Johns wort can reduce the efficiency of the pill. Please check with a health care professional if you have any concerns
Information about what to do if you miss a pill can be found on the Family Planning Association website.
If you experience:
*A sudden sharp pain in your chest, breathlessness or coughing up blood
*Painful swelling in your legs
*Weakness, numbness or bad “pins and needles“ in an arm or leg
*Unusual headaches or migraines that are worse than usual
*Sudden problems with your speech or eyesight
Seek medical advice immediately.
If you develop any new conditions, tell your clinician so that they can check its safe for you to take the pill.
If you go into hospital for an operation or have an accident which affects the movement of your legs or mobility, tell the doctor you are taking the combined pill. You may need to stop taking the pill or need other treatment to reduce the risk of developing thrombosis (blood clots). There are other contraceptive methods you can use instead.
Be breast aware, visit www.nhs.uk/how-should-i-check-my-breasts for further advice.
It is important we check your blood pressure and weight while you are taking the pill.