Millinette 30/75 is a combined pill with a standard dose of oestrogen and a progestogen called gestodene. It may be a good option to try if the 'starter' pills like Microgynon and Rigevidon or similar don't suit you.
What is in the Millinette 30/75 pill?
Alternative to Millinette 30/75 pill
This contraceptive sits in Group 7 and has the same hormonal ingredient as:
Reviews we've collected show that most women taking the combined pill see improvements in their acne, which is also what medical evidence shows. It's important to remember, however, that birth control isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, so we recommend that you check out our user-generated reviews to see how our community report Millinette 30/75 affects their complexion. Find out more in our guide to the contraceptive pill and acne.
Can Millinette cause depression?
There is no evidence that Millinette causes depression, however, like other hormonal methods of contraception, Millinette may affect your mood. There are also several factors that influence this such as your age, medical history and contraceptive history, as well as what else may be going on in your life. Most women report no mood changes with their contraception. For more information on what you can expect from Millinette, take a look at our user-generated reviews. You may also be interested in reading our in-depth guide on contraception and mood.
Does Millinette have drospirenone in it?
No. Millinette contains the hormones ethinylestradiol and gestodene. Combined oral contraceptive pills containing drospirenone include Yasmin and Lucette.
Can Millinette 30/75 stop periods?
Traditionally combined pills have been taken for 21 days followed by a 7 day break during which you may have a withdrawal bleed like a period. Some people may experience very light bleeding or no bleeding at all during the break. If packets of the combined pill are taken continuously or back to back without a break it is also possible to avoid having a bleed altogether. Find out more in our guide to continuous pill taking. If you experience a change in bleeding pattern whilst taking the combined pill and may be at risk of pregnancy, you should take a pregnancy test.
Can Millinette help PMDD?
Yes Millinette and other combined pills may be able to help with PMDD. Combined pills like Millinette are associated with predictable bleeding patterns and can help manage conditions such as heavy periods, period pain, acne, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). If you're looking for more info on PMS and PMDD read this.
How the Millinette 30/75 pill works:
Millinette 30/75 is a combined pill that is taken daily to prevent pregnancy. It makes the fluid in your cervix thicker (which makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb) whilst also stopping ovulation. Millinette 30/75 also prevents the lining of your womb from thickening enough for a fertilised egg to implant into it. Millinette 30/75 is around 93% effective with typical use, which means that 7 in 100 women fall pregnant whilst taking it each year. Find out more about how clinical effectiveness is determined. There are a few things that can stop the combined pill from working properly including vomiting, some antibiotics, or missing a pill. Take a look at our complete guide to the combined pill to find out more. You can also use our Missed pill calculator to help you understand what to do if you miss a pill.
How to use the Millinette 30/75 pill:
You should take your Millinette 30/75 pill around the same time every day. We recommend keeping your pill packet somewhere you look at everyday (like your makeup bag) to remind you to take it, or set an alarm on your phone. Millinette 30/75 is designed to be taken for 21 days followed by a 7 day break during which you'll experience a withdrawal bleed (like a period). If you want to, you can choose to shorten this break or miss it out altogether (check out our blog on taking your pill back to back). Depending on where you are in your cycle when you start the pill, you might not be protected against pregnancy straight away. Check out our blog about the combined pill for more info.
Coming off Millinette 30/75 is easy - you just stop taking it. When you do, you’re no longer protected from pregnancy. If you want to stop the pill but do not wish to become pregnant then you should complete your current packet before stopping and consider switching to another form of contraception before you stop taking your pill. If you have unprotected sex and stop your pill before the packet is finished you may ovulate (release an egg from the ovary) and could become pregnant. You can use our Missed pill calculator if you have missed any pills from your packet. Read our complete guide to coming off the pill for more advice.
How safe is the Millinette 30/75 pill:
Millinette 30/75 is safe to take. There are however some small risks associated with taking the pill. With any combined type of hormonal contraception that contains oestrogen, there is a slightly increased risk of developing blood clots in your veins and arteries. The combined pill may also increase your blood pressure. Your doctor will check your individual risk before prescribing the pill. Use of the combined pill is also associated with small increased risks of breast cancer and cervical cancer. These reduce with time after stopping. It's also important to remember that the combined pills does not protect you from STIs.