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20 mcg

6 x 21 tablet(s) - £24.95

3 x 21 tablet(s) - £19.95

30 mcg

6 x 21 tablet(s) - £24.95

3 x 21 tablet(s) - £19.95

About Gedarel

How do I take Gedarel?

You should swallow your Gedarel 30/150 tablets whole, without chewing or crushing. You can take it with or without water, on an empty stomach or after food.

Gedarel 30/150 tablets are to be taken once a day, at around the same time every day. Take the pill marked on the strip by the corresponding day of the week.

You should take one pill a day for 21 days, until the strip is finished. Then you will have a 7-day break period, when you take no tablets. In this time, it’s likely that you’ll get a ‘withdrawal bleed’, which acts a lot like your usual monthly period. After these 7 days, start a new strip of pills, and begin the cycle again.

Recent guidelines advise that you don’t have to use the combined pill in the standard pattern of taking the pills for 21 days, then having a 7-day break. You can shorten or miss the 7-day break, which means that you may not have a “withdrawal bleed” and this can reduce the risk of pregnancy. There are several options of how to do this. One option is to shorten the pill-free interval to 4 days, instead of the standard 7. This usually means that you have a shorter withdrawal bleed.

Another option is to take strips of pills without a break for 9 weeks, and then take a 7-day break at the end of this time. You will then have a withdrawal bleed at the end of the 9 weeks.

Alternatively you can take the pill continuously until you start to have spotting or breakthrough bleeding, and only then take a 4-day break. If you think that one of these new regimes might suit you better, speak to your doctor.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 12 Mar 2019

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