Many women take the Microgynon pill, which is a popular type of combined oral contraceptive pill. In terms of its composition, Microgynon is essentially the same as other types of pill, including Levest and Rigevidon. As it is a combined contraceptive pill, this means it has two active ingredients. In the case of this particular pill, these are 30 micrograms of oestrogen ethinylestradiol and 150 micrograms of the progestrogenlevonorgestrel.
It is worth noting that while it is a reliable contraceptive, Microgynon does not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases. It is important that you take Microgynon in the proper way so that it can work as it is supposed to. This particular type of pill comes in blister packs of 21. This means that you take one pill a day for 21 days and then you have 7 days where you take no pills at all.
A couple of days into the 7 pill-free days, you should have a withdrawal bleed that takes place in the place of your regular period. This bleed may still be going on at the end of the 7 pill-free days. However, this is not a problem and you can simply move on to your new pack of 21 pills. It helps if you take the pill at the same time each day as this provides the most effective contraception.