Mini-pills are also known as progesterone-only-pills.
Many women go through several contraceptive pills until they find the one that suits them. Some women have absolutely no side-effects, while others on the exact pill present adverse symptoms. There are many types of pills, like the combined pill and now we have progesterone only pills, or so called “mini-pills”. When taken correctly mini-pills are 99% effective, just like the combined pill. However, differently from the combined pill, the mini-pill is taken continuously (28 day pack) and presents some possible side effects:
- Breast tenderness
- Mood changes
- Weight gain
- Irregular bleeding
Furthermore, it is essential to take a mini-pill within a 12 hour window in order to be fully protected against pregnancy. Many women choose to use smartphone apps to help them take their type of mini-pill. And so simply scanning your medicine box with the Medsmart® app, will make it appear in your virtual medicine cabinet and will enable you to set up reminders. Using Medsmart® could help you remember to take your pill at the exact same time every day, in order for you to go about your busy life worry free!
Written by Julie Regamey.
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