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!
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Written by Julie Regamey.
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