Logynon ED

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  • Combined contraceptive pill.
  • 21 active tablets and 7 inactive tablets.
  • Up to 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • Always read the patient information leaflet before use. 
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Logynon ED is a type of combined contraceptive pill containing the active ingredients levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol. These ingredients are synthetic versions of the female sex hormones progestogen and oestrogen, working to prevent pregnancy by stopping the release of an egg from the ovaries and making the mucus in the cervix thicker. When used correctly, combined contraceptive pills like Logynon ED are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. 


How Logynon ED prevents pregnancy

Logynon ED contains two female sex hormones to help protect against pregnancy: levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol. These active substances work as a contraceptive by preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg every month. It also thickens the mucus in the cervix (the neck of the womb) so it’s harder for sperm to reach an egg, and thins the lining of the womb so there’s less chance of a fertilised egg being able to implant itself into the womb and start growing. This means there are three preventative measures in place, making it extremely unlikely for you to fall pregnant.



Logynon ED comes in strips containing 6 light brown, 5 white and 10 ochre-coloured active tablets as well as 7 larger white inactive tablets. You should take one pill per day, at the same time each day. 

Find the set of self-adhesive strips - each strip starts with a different day of the week. Peel off the strip that starts with your starting day (i.e. if you start the tablets on a Wednesday, use a strip that starts with ‘Wed’)


What should I do if I miss a pill? 

If you realise you were due to take a pill less than 12 hours ago, take the missed pill as soon as you remember, even if this means taking two pills in one day. You will still be protected from pregnancy in this case. 

If the pill you missed should have been taken more than 12 hours ago, or you’ve missed more than one pill, take the most recently missed pill straight away and leave any earlier missed pills in the strip. In this case, you will need to use another method of contraception for the next 7 days. 

If you are sick or have severe diarrhoea within 4 hours of taking Logynon ED, your body may not have absorbed the hormones in the pill. You should follow the instructions on what to do in the event of a missed pill.


Starting Logynon ED

The ideal way to start Logynon ED for the first time is by taking your first pill on the first day of your next period. By doing this, you will be protected from pregnancy straight away. You can take your first pill on any day in your cycle, but you will have to use a barrier method of contraception for the first 7 days of pill use. 

If you’re currently taking a different combined contraceptive pill, start taking Logynon ED the next day after the end of the previous strip. If your current pack contains inactive pills, start taking Logynon ED the day after your last active pill. Both of these methods will protect you from pregnancy straight away. 

If you are swapping from a progestogen-only mini-pill, start taking Logynon ED on the first day of bleeding, even if that means you’re taking both pills on the same day. You’ll be protected from pregnancy immediately.


Side effects

As with all medicines, Logynon ED can cause side effects, but not everyone will get them. See a doctor straight away if you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction, blood clots, breast cancer, cervical cancer or severe liver problems. Information on the symptoms of these conditions can be found in the patient information leaflet. These side effects are rare but severe.

Common side effects can include: 

  • Feeling sick

  • Stomach ache

  • Weight gain

  • Headaches

  • Depression

  • Mood swings

  • Sore or painful breasts

For further information on uncommon and rare side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


Blood clots

Using a combined contraceptive pill like Logynon ED can increase your risk of developing a blood clot. Whilst still rare, the risk is highest during the first year of taking the pill, and you should be aware of the symptoms. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Throbbing or cramping pain, swelling, redness and warmth in your leg or arm

  • Sudden breathlessness, sharp chest pain and a cough or coughing up blood 

For further information on the link between the combined contraceptive pill and blood clots, refer to the patient information leaflet. 


Breast cancer

Breast cancer has been found slightly more often in women who take a contraceptive pill compared to women who don’t. Once you stop taking the pill, the risk gradually decreases and 10 years after stopping the pill the risk will be the same as someone who has never taken a contraceptive pill. Breast cancer is still rare for anyone under the age of 40, even in women who take the pill.



Logynon ED is a female contraceptive - do not take this medication if you are male. You should also avoid this medication under any circumstances if: 

  • You have or have ever had a blood clot in a blood vessel of your legs, lungs or other organs. 

  • You have a disorder affecting your blood clotting - for instance, protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin-III deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antiphospholipid antibodies.

  • You need an operation or you are off your feet for a long time.

  • You have ever had a heart attack or stroke.

  • You have or have ever had angina pectoris (a condition that causes severe chest pain and may be the first sign of a heart attack) or transient ischaemic attack (TIA - temporary stroke symptoms)

  • You have severe diabetes with blood vessel damage

  • You have very high blood pressure

  • You have a very high level of fat in the blood (cholesterol or triglycerides)

  • You have a condition known as hyperhomocysteinaemia 

  • You have or have ever had a type of migraine called ‘migraine with aura’ 

  • You have or have ever had breast cancer. 

  • You have ever had severe liver disease, and you have been told by your doctor that your liver function test results are not yet back to normal. 

  • You have ever had liver tumours

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients in Logynon ED

You must not use Logynon ED if you have hepatitis C and are taking medicinal products containing ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir, dasabuvir, glecaprevir/pibrentasvir or sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir. 

If you are taking any other medicines or herbal remedies, including those obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking Logynon ED. 

Some conditions can be made worse by taking Logynon ED. You should take extra caution and speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist if any of the below conditions apply to you: 

  • If you experience symptoms of angioedema such as a swollen face, tongue and/or throat and/ or difficulty swallowing or hives potentially with difficulty breathing contact a doctor immediately. Products containing oestrogens may cause or worsen the symptoms of hereditary and acquired angioedema. 

  • If you have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease) 

  • If you have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE – a disease affecting your natural defence system) 

  • If you have haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS – a disorder of blood clotting causing failure of the kidneys) 

  • If you have sickle cell anaemia (an inherited disease of the red blood cells) 

  • If you have inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)

  • If you have elevated levels of fat in the blood (hypertriglyceridaemia) or a family history of this condition. Hypertriglyceridaemia has been associated with an increased risk of developing pancreatitis 

  • If you need an operation, or you are off your feet for a long time

  • If you have just given birth you are at an increased risk of blood clots. You should ask your doctor how soon after delivery you can start taking Logynon ED 

  • If you have an inflammation in the veins under the skin (superficial thrombophlebitis) 

  • If you have varicose veins

  • If you have diabetes

  • If you or your close family have ever had problems with your heart or circulation such as high blood pressure

  • If you or your close family have ever had problems with blood clotting

  • If you have an inherited disease called porphyria

  • If you are overweight or obese

  • If you have migraines

  • If you have any illness that worsened during pregnancy or previous use of the pill 

  • If you are intolerant to some sugars - Logynon ED contains lactose and sucrose


Pregnancy and breastfeeding

You should not take Logynon ED if you’re pregnant, or think you may be pregnant. You should speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking Logynon ED if you’re breastfeeding, to make sure it’s right for you and your baby. You may be advised not to take this pill.


If you’ve just had a baby:

It is usually recommended that you should wait 21 days after the birth of your baby until you start taking Logynon ED, provided you’re fully mobile. For the first 7 days of taking the pills, you should use a barrier method of contraception.


If you’ve just had an abortion or miscarriage:

If you have a miscarriage or abortion during the first three months of pregnancy, your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist might advise you to start taking Logynon ED straight away - this will protect you from pregnancy straight away. If you’ve has a miscarriage or abortion after the third month of pregnancy, you should ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist first for advice.


Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.



Keep in the original packaging in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date printed on the packaging, referring to the last day of the stated month.


  • The active substances are levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol. Each light brown tablet contains 50 micrograms levonorgestrel and 30 micrograms ethinylestradiol. Each white tablet contains 75 micrograms levonorgestrel and 40 micrograms ethinylestradiol. Each ochre tablet contains 125 micrograms levonorgestrel and 30 micrograms ethinylestradiol. The larger white tablets are inactive. All tablets are sugar-coated. The other ingredients are: Lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate (E572), sucrose, macrogol 6000, calcium carbonate (E170), talc, glycol montanate, glycerin (E422), titanium dioxide (E171), ferric oxide pigment (red and yellow) (E172).

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Logynon ED Reviews

Claire Mckeown,
I’ve used this previously and seem to get on with it better than other contraceptive pills due to the gradual release of the hormones rather than an onslaught. It did take a long time to find the right contraceptive for me and it may not be suitable for everyone but I am happy with it. I am only using it for the short term though
Frequently Asked Questions

Combined contraceptive pills are not specific treatments for acne.

However, some doctors will prescribe a combined contraceptive pill to women who suffer from hormonal acne, as there does seem to be a beneficial effect.

This is only the case with combined contraceptive pills, not progestogen-only mini-pills.

It can take around 2-3 months of taking the pill before you may notice any effect on your acne.

Logynon comes in strips of 21 pills, meaning you should have a 7-day break between finishing your pills and starting a new strip.

On the other hand, Logynon ED comes in strips that contain 7 inactive pills.

This means you won’t have to stop taking your daily pill but will still have a 7-day break from the hormones.

No matter which pill you're taking, this medication will work in the same way.

You do need a prescription for this medication in the UK.

Our healthcare professionals can provide prescriptions if they think this treatment would be right for you and your condition.

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Just like an in-person consultation with your GP, our doctors will assess your answers to their questions and write a prescription for the treatment they think will be best for you.

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