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Pack of 28 Qlaira estradiol valerate/dienogest film-coated oral tablets
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6 x 28 tablet(s) - £67.00

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How to take Qlaira

Always follow the directions given to you by your healthcare professional. Each pack contains 28 pills. There are five different types of pill in each pack, which are different colours. Four of the types of coloured pills contain hormones at different strengths, and the white pills don’t contain any hormones.

Qlaira pills are numbered to make it easy to see that you have taken the right pill, and there are also helpful stick on strips in each pack to tell you on which day of the week you should take which pill. The last two white tablets in each pack are inactive.

It doesn’t matter what time of day you take Qlaira but it’s best to take it at around the same time every day. You can take them with or without food.

Qlaira active ingredients

The active ingredients in Qlaira tablets are estradiol and dienogest at varying strengths.

  • two dark yellow tablets contain 3 mg estradiol
  • five medium red tablets contain 2 mg estradiol and 2mg dienogest
  • 17 light yellow tablets contain 2 mg estradiol and 3 mg dienogest
  • two dark red tablets contain 1 mg estradiol
  • two white tablets contain no active ingredients

Common side effects (affecting between 1 and 10 in every 100 users)

  • headache
  • abdominal pain, nausea
  • acne
  • loss of periods, sore breasts, painful periods, irregular bleeding (and heavy irregular bleeding)
  • weight gain

You may experience irregular periods, spotting, and breakthrough bleeding when you first start taking Qlaira. If you don't have a withdrawal bleed for two months in a row, take a pregnancy test before you start the next pack.

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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