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Maexeni Tablets

  • Oral contraception
  • Prevents pregnancy
  • 21-day pill
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Maexeni Tablets are a combined oral contraceptive pill that are designed to prevent you from getting pregnant.


How Maexeni Tablets work

Maexeni Tablets contain two types of female sex hormones: oestrogen and progestogen. 

The tablets prevent an egg from being released from your ovaries by making the mucus in your cervix thicker. With thicker mucus, it means that it is more difficult for sperm to enter the womb. 



Always take Maexeni Tablets exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. 

Take 1 tablet every day at the same time. 

The strip contains 21 tablets. After you have completed the strip you should take a break for 7 days. You should experience ‘breakthrough bleeding’ during your 7-day break.


When you can first start taking Maexeni 

No hormonal contraception has been taken in the previous cycle

You should start taking Maexeni on the first day of your period. Starting the tablets on the first day of your period will immediately protect you from pregnancy. 


Changing from another contraceptive pill

If you are currently taking a 21 or 28-day pill: start taking Maexeni the next day once you have finished your previous strip. You will be protected from your first pill. You will not experience any bleeding until you finish your first strip of Maexeni.

If you are taking a progestogen-only pill: Start Maexeni on the first day of bleeding, even if you have already taken your previous pill. 


After miscarriage or abortion

If you have had a miscarriage or an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy, your doctor might advise you to start taking Maexeni straight away.

If you have had a miscarriage or an abortion after the third month of pregnancy then you must talk to your doctor for advice. You may need to use extra contraception for a short time.


After childbirth

You can start taking Maexeni 21 to 28 days after childbirth. If you start taking the pill after 28 days, additional contraception is required.


Side effects

Maexeni Tablets may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Common side effects include: 


  • Feeling sick 
  • Stomach ache 
  • Weight gain 
  • Headaches 
  • Depressive moods 
  • Sore or painful breasts 


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.


Serious side effects

Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. 

The risk of developing a blood clot is higher in your first year of taking the contraceptive pill, however, this is a rare side effect. After the first year, the risk gets smaller but is always higher than if you weren't using a combined oral contraceptive pill. 

If you notice any signs or symptoms of a blood clot you must seek emergency medical attention. 

The risk of breast cancer is slightly higher in women taking any contraceptive pill. A woman’s risk is higher the older she is rather than how long she has been on the pill for. When a woman stops taking the pill, the risk of breast cancer gradually reduces.  



Maexeni Tablets may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not take these tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if:


  • You have ever had a blood clot in the leg (DVT) or a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism)
  • You have a disorder affecting your blood clotting e.g. protein C deficiency or protein S deficiency 
  • You need an operation and will be off your feet for a long time 
  • You have ever had a heart attack or stroke 
  • You have or have ever had angina pectoris
  • 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
  • You have hyperhomocysteinemia 
  • You have or have ever had migraines with aura
  • You have or have ever had breast cancer 
  • You have or have ever had severe liver disease and have been told that your liver function has not returned to normal 
  • You have ever had liver tumours


Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if: 


  • You experience symptoms of angioedema 
  • You have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • You have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 
  • You have haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)
  • You have sickle cell anaemia 
  • You have inflammation of the pancreas 
  • You have elevated levels of fat in the blood or a family history with this condition
  • You need an operation and will be off your feet for a long time
  • You have just given birth 
  • You have inflammation in the veins under the skin
  • You have varicose veins 
  • You have diabetes 
  • You or close relatives have ever had problems with the heart or circulation e.g. high blood pressure 
  • You or your close relatives have ever had problems with blood clotting 
  • You have porphyria 
  • You are overweight 

Using/taking other medicines

Talk to your GP or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking or have recently taken any medication, including medication obtained without a prescription. 

Some medicines can impact the way that Maexeni works including:


  • Medication to treat epilepsy
  • Medication used to treat HIV and hepatitis C 
  • Griseofulvin (an ant-funagl medication)
  • Some antibiotics 
  • Some sedatives (e.g. barbiturates)
  • St John’s Wort

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Maexeni Tablets If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby. You must always speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new product.


Storage information

Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. 


Important information

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

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist if this product is right for you.

Store 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.


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