Sunya 20/75 is a low oestrogen combined pill that contains the progestogen gestodene. This brand of pill might be a good option if you are suffering from side effects related to oestrogen with other combined pills, like nausea and sore boobs.
What is in the Sunya 20/75 pill?
Alternative to Sunya 20/75 pill
This contraceptive sits in Group 3 and has the same hormonal ingredient as:
Sunya 20/75 are coated tablets (sugar-coated or film-coated tablets). These tablets are covered with a layer to protect them against external influences, such as dampness or bacteria. Coated tablets are smooth, coloured, and often shiny. They go down easier when you swallow and are tasteless!
Can I buy Sunya 20/75 online?
Yes! The Lowdown offers Sunya 20/75 from £7 per month (including delivery). Head to our Pill Prescriptions service to fill in a short questionnaire about you and your medical history. Your request will then be reviewed by our pharmacy. We'll post a 3 month supply of your chosen pill directly to your door in discreet packaging.
How the Sunya 20/75 pill works:
Sunya is a type of combined pill, a small tablet you swallow daily that contains the hormones oestrogen and progestogen. Sunya 20/75 prevents pregnancy in three ways – by stopping ovulation, making the fluid in your cervix thicker (which makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb), and by preventing the lining of your womb from thickening enough for a fertilised egg to implant into it. Sunya 20/75 is around 93% effective with typical use which means that 7 in 100 women fall pregnant whilst taking the pill 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 Sunya 20/75 pill:
You should take your Sunya 20/75 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. Sunya 20/75 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 straight away. Check out our blog about the combined pill for more info.
Coming off Sunya 20/75 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 Sunya 20/75 pill:
Sunya 20/75 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.