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Reliability, ease of use and minimal side effects make for a great contraceptive pill. Lizinna ticks all those boxes. It’s in the safest category of pills and gives over 99% protection against pregnancy.

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LizinnaNorgestimate/Ethinylestradiol

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CiliqueNorgestimate and ethinyl estradiol

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What is Lizinna?

Lizinna is a combined birth control pill. When taken correctly, it stops you from getting pregnant by altering your menstrual cycle.

Lizinna has other benefits too. It isn’t primarily prescribed for heavy or painful periods, but can help to make these more regular and manageable.

How does Lizinna work?

Lizinna is a combined pill, so it contains two hormones that work like progesterone and oestrogen. These hormones do a little number in your body to trick it into not ovulating. No ovulation = no egg = no baby. They also stop your uterine wall from getting thicker. This means no implantation for any stray fertilised eggs (just in case) but also lighter periods. The pill makes cervical mucus thicker, so sperm can’t make their way to an egg as easily.

How safe is Lizinna?

Lizinna is actually in the safest category of combined pills. Blood clots are rare anyway with the pill, but women taking Lizinna are even less likely to get a blood clot than they are with some other options.

But you should read the information that comes with it before you start taking it, so you know what side effects you should see a doctor about if they happen.

If you have any risk factors for a blood clot, like high blood pressure or if you smoke and are over 35, combined pills like Lizinna aren’t the best option for you. In this case, you’ll usually be advised to take the mini pill instead.

How safe is Lizinna?

With perfect use, Lizinna offers more than 99% protection against pregnancy, which means less than one in 100 women will get pregnant while using Lizinna over the course of a year.

If you make an occasional faux pas – so miss a pill, for example – it’s a little less effective. Around 91%. So it’s better not to deviate from the instructions, and to get into the regular routine of taking it.

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How to take Lizinna

Take one Lizinna pill at the same time every day. Swallow it whole with water. Lizinna comes in strips of 21, each with the day of the week marked on them. At the end of the 21 tablets per strip, you should take a seven day break, during which you will experience a withdrawal bleed. On the following day after your break, you should start the next strip of 21 tablets.

When to start taking Lizinna

If you can, start it on the first day of your cycle, which is the first day of your period. You’ll be instantly protected against pregnancy from the first pill and won’t have to use a barrier contraceptive (e.g. a condom) for the first seven days.

You can start taking Lizinna on another day, but you will need to use a barrier contraceptive for the following week while the pill starts to work.

If you have been using a different combined contraceptive up until the day you’re starting to use Lizinna, you should start the new course without a break. There is no need to take the week break between the two and you will be protected immediately. At the end of the first Lizinna strip, you should take the seven day break as normal.

What should I do if I miss a Lizinna pill?

Try not to panic, and check the leaflet for advice on what to do.

Everybody forgets to take their medication once in a while. One of the advantages of the combined pill is that it offers some flexibility with missed pills. If you normally take it at a certain time, and remember to take it within 12 hours of that time, you will stay over 99% protected against pregnancy.

If it’s been over 12 hours since your missed pill, take the one you forgot as soon as you remember and then the next at the normal time (this might mean taking two on the same day). When you miss more than one, you only need to take the most recent pill you forgot. The other pills you’ve missed can be discarded.

If you miss one or more pills, you’ll need to use a barrier contraceptive for the following seven days.

Sometimes, you might need to skip your usual seven day break and ‘stack’ pill packs – it depends where in your pack your missed pill is. The leaflet that comes with your pill will have more info on this.

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FAQ: Lizinna

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Does Lizinna treat acne?

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Some women find that combined pills like Lizinna can help with acne. The hormones can help to regulate symptoms, particularly if they normally get worse at a certain time of the month.

But it’s dependent on what the cause of acne is. If it’s down to hormones, then it’s more likely to help. If acne is being caused by something else, Lizinna may not make much of a difference.

Tell the prescriber during your consultation if you’re experiencing acne and are looking for a suitable treatment.

How does Lizinna work?

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For a high level of protection against pregnancy, Lizinna, like all combined contraceptive pills, does three things.

First, it stops an egg from being released from the ovary. Without an egg to fertilise, you can’t get pregnant (even if sperm enters your reproductive system). Second, by thickening the cervical mucus, sperm are unable to reach an egg, even if ovulation happens. Lastly, a fertilised egg will normally settle in the uterus and grow. Birth control pills stop this, making the lining of the uterus thinner so an egg can’t attach itself there.

What ingredients are in Lizinna?

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Lizinna contains 250 micrograms of norgestimate and 35 micrograms ethinylestradiol. These hormones work together to prevent pregnancy.

Non-active ingredients in Lizinna are: lactose anhydrous, monohydrate, povidone K-25, dl-a-tocopherol, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, pregelatinised starch, magnesium stearate and indigo carmine aluminium lake (E132).

Does Lizinna cause weight gain?

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Though there’s no evidence of a direct connection, some women have reported weight gain when they used combined pills like Lizinna.

According to a review of studies by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, weight gain is not thought to be caused by the active substances in each medication.

Is Lizinna similar to other combined contraceptive pills?

Answer:
Yes. There are many different types of combined pills, and several manufacturers make their own versions of each type.

So, there are many combined contraceptive pills to choose from. Some have the exact same active ingredients as Lizinna. There are others with different doses and types of progesterone.

Lizinna is very similar to Cilest (a discontinued pill that was quite widely used) and Cilique. There are also other pills that are slightly weaker versions of Lizinna with a lower dosage of hormones.

Some of these pills are easier or more difficult for some women to tolerate, while others won’t cause any problems. A little bit of trial and error might be required before you find the right pill for you.

Lizinna pill and Cilest: what’s the difference?

Answer:
Very little, at least as far as ingredients are concerned. They’re the same pill but in different packaging. However Cilest has been discontinued by the manufacturer, so if you used to take it and are looking for a similar pill, Lizinna and Cilique are good alternatives.

Lizinna vs Microgynon: are they the same pill?

Answer:
Not quite. Lizinna and Microgynon contain the same version of oestrogen, ethinylestradiol, but at different dosages (35 micrograms for Lizinna and 30 micrograms for Microgynon). They also contain different versions of progesterone (norgestimate for Lizinna and levonorgestrel for Microgynon).

They both provide over 99% protection against unwanted pregnancy. But which one you use will depend on the hormonal balance you’re looking for, and what menstrual symptoms you’re looking to control.

Why should I buy Lizinna from Treated?

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Treated is the answer. It’s easy and simple. 

Complete an online consultation by answering a few questions about your health. One of our clinicians will review your case and suggest contraceptive options for you. You then get the power to choose. 

You can select from the choices given, and have your preferred option dispensed and shipped to you from our UK pharmacy. The first package in your plan will arrive in one working day. 

You can choose to get repeat deliveries of your pills as often as you need them and as much you need. We know that you might change your mind or have questions. So you can change, pause or cancel your subscription any time you like.

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