If you are happy with your current oral contraceptive pill, use our service to request a further supply without any GP appointments or hassle.

Simple Process! Complete a brief online questionnaire, select your pill and register or log in to make payment. Your order will be dispensed and dispatched to you in discreet packaging via registered royal mail post.


Complete a short consultation before selecting your medication. All our consultations are approved by a UK Medical Doctor.


Summary of available medications

Medication Quantity Price
Brevinor 3 one month calendar packs £11.95
Cilest 3 one month calendar packs £14.95
Femodene 3 one month calendar packs £13.95
Femodene ED 3 one month calendar packs £15.95
Femodette 3 one month calendar packs £16.95
Loestrin 20 3 one month calendar packs £13.95
Loestrin 30 3 one month calendar packs £13.95
Logynon 3 one month calendar packs £13.95
Logynon ED 3 one month calendar packs £13.95
Marvelon 3 one month calendar packs £13.95
Gedarel 20/150 3 one month calendar packs £11.95
Gedarel 30/150 3 one month calendar packs £11.95
Mercilon 3 one month calendar packs £16.95
Microgynon 30 3 one month calendar packs £12.95
Microgynon 30 ED 3 one month calendar packs £12.95
Norimin 3 one month calendar packs £11.95
Norinyl-1 3 one month calendar packs £11.95
Ovranette 3 one month calendar packs £11.95
Cerazette 3 one month calendar packs £18.95
Micronor 3 one month calendar packs £11.95
Noriday 3 one month calendar packs £11.95
Yasmin 3 one month calendar packs £23.95
Rigevidon 3 one month calendar packs £12.95

All medications

Brevinor

Medication Quantity Price
Brevinor 3 one month calendar packs £11.95

Cilest

Medication Quantity Price
Cilest 3 one month calendar packs £14.95

Femodene

Medication Quantity Price
Femodene 3 one month calendar packs £13.95
Femodene ED 3 one month calendar packs £15.95

Femodette

Medication Quantity Price
Femodette 3 one month calendar packs £16.95

Loestrin

Medication Quantity Price
Loestrin 20 3 one month calendar packs £13.95
Loestrin 30 3 one month calendar packs £13.95

Logynon

Medication Quantity Price
Logynon 3 one month calendar packs £13.95
Logynon ED 3 one month calendar packs £13.95

Marvelon

Medication Quantity Price
Marvelon 3 one month calendar packs £13.95

Gedarel

Medication Quantity Price
Gedarel 20/150 3 one month calendar packs £11.95
Gedarel 30/150 3 one month calendar packs £11.95

Mercilon

Medication Quantity Price
Mercilon 3 one month calendar packs £16.95

Microgynon

Medication Quantity Price
Microgynon 30 3 one month calendar packs £12.95
Microgynon 30 ED 3 one month calendar packs £12.95

Norimin

Medication Quantity Price
Norimin 3 one month calendar packs £11.95

Norinyl-1

Medication Quantity Price
Norinyl-1 3 one month calendar packs £11.95

Ovranette

Medication Quantity Price
Ovranette 3 one month calendar packs £11.95

Cerazette

Medication Quantity Price
Cerazette 3 one month calendar packs £18.95

Micronor

Medication Quantity Price
Micronor 3 one month calendar packs £11.95

Noriday

Medication Quantity Price
Noriday 3 one month calendar packs £11.95

Yasmin

Medication Quantity Price
Yasmin 3 one month calendar packs £23.95

Rigevidon

Medication Quantity Price
Rigevidon 3 one month calendar packs £12.95


All prices exclude prescription fee


What is the contraceptive pill?

Contraceptive pill has been around since the 50’s and is a popular method of contraception for women who enjoy spontaneous sex and do not wish to become pregnant. The combined contraceptive pill or “the pill” is also used for heavy or painful periods, endometriosis or premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The pill is also known to be an effective treatment for acne such as Dianette. The pill stops the egg from getting fertilised and thus prevents pregnancies. An estimated 4 million women use the contraceptive pill in the UK. How effective is the contraceptive pill? The modern contraceptive pill comes in different types but they all essentially achieve the same desired outcome. If any of the contraceptive pills are taken as advised, they will protect you 99.8% against pregnancies. Some popular combined contraceptive pills are Cilest, Marvelon and Yasmin.

Is the contraceptive pill safe?

The pill like any other medicine does have some undesired side effects but the benefits of it seem to outweigh these, making it one of the most popular contraceptives in the UK. The can cause a change in mood, headaches, nausea, bleeding and painful breasts but these normally disappear once you have been on the pill for a few months. If they don’t settle then speak to your GP and ask to change to another pill.

What is thrombosis?

Thrombosis is another name for blood clots, which are often associated with taking the pill. These are rare but can be discussed in more detail with your GP to find you the most suitable contraceptive.

What does blood pressure have to do with the pill?

The pill can possibly raise your blood pressure; hence it is important to have this checked if you are starting a new pill for the first time. If you have already done this, then you only have to do it once annually.

How do I know if I can or cannot take the contraceptive pill?

If you are above the age of 35, smoke, have a BMI which above 30, have a family history of blood clots, have high blood pressure or suffer from migraine then speak to your GP. It is often the case if at least two of these are applicable to you then the contraceptive pill is not suitable for you.

Does the pill increase the risk of cancer?

There is currently no conclusive research for this at the moment, but it is currently undergoing. There are some negatives but also some positives, if you are concerned please speak to your GP for more details before starting the pill.

How to safely take the contraceptive pill?

The pill is taken once a day, usually easier to do this at the same time every day with a full glass of water. The pill can come in a pack of 21 tablets or 28 tablets. The main difference is the last 7 tablets in the 28 pack are placebos which contain no medicine, to help you maintain a routine so you don’t forget to take the pill. Contraceptive Pill 21 tablets: Take one tablet daily for 21 days then a break for 7 days. Contraceptive Pill 28 tablets: Take one tablet everyday without any breaks.

Can I buy the pill over the counter?

No, the all contraceptive pills in the UK are prescription only medication, therefore you can either get one from your regular doctor or use our online doctor service and one of our doctors can provide a prescription and have the pill delivered to your home or place of work.

Combined Pill vs Low Dose Pill vs Mini Pill – which is the best?

All of them essentially achieve the same result but one might be suitable for some women while another may suit others better. You doctor will be able to advise you which one will be suitable based on your medical history. It is often the case that you will try one pill and then change it once or twice before you find the one which works for you best. There are however some popular pills which are prescribed more often than others such as Rigevidon, Gedarel, Micrgynon, Cilest, Marvelon and Yasmin. Yasmin is a popular choice not just in the UK but across the world and is often preferred by women who are concerned about weight gain as it stops water retention.

Can I have unprotected sex soon as I star the pill?

Some pills offer protection immediately like Marvelon and Cilest if you take the first pill on the first day of your period, if you take it any later then a barrier protection is required for a week i.e. a condom. Some pills like Micrgynon come in a pack of 28 tablets, 7 of these are placebo tablets to help keep you in a routine so you don’t forget to take the pill and lose protection. You should avoid unprotected sex unless you are certain your partner is not carrying any infections especially chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HPV, herpes etc. as these often show no symptoms.

I forgot to take my pill – what do I do?

You should take the pill at the same time every day; if you miss one then it can affect the contraception. Most pills allow for a maximum delay of 12 hours; however the effect can be lost quicker for some pills. Please refer to the patient information leaflet for more detailed information on how to take your pill.

What are the different types of contraceptive pills in the UK?

The contraceptive pill comes in three different types:

  • Combined Pill
  • Low Dose Pill
  • Mini Pill

What is the different between Combined Pill, Low Dose Pill and Mini Pill?

A combined contraceptive pill contains synthetic versions of both the hormones which occur naturally in the body, estrogen and progestin. The low dose version contains a lower amount of the hormones in the combined pill, your GP will decide which one is suitable for you. The mini pill only contains one of the hormones i.e. progestin. If taken correctly the mini pill is 99% effective. All three kinds work in a similar manner by stopping ovulation and making it harder for the sperm to fertilise the egg.

What contraceptive pills does DrFelix supply?

Brevinor, Cilest, Femodene, Femodene ED, Femodette, Loestrin 20, Loestrin 30, Logynon, Logynon ED, Marvelon, Gedarel 20/150, Gedarel 30/150, Mercilon, Microgynon 30, Microgynon 30 ED, Norimin, Norinyl-1, Ovranette, Cerazette, Micronor, Noriday, Yasmin and Rigevidon.

Which contraceptive pill is right for me?

If you don’t have any medical conditions which might stop you from taking the pill, you can safely be on the pill all the way up until you hit menopause. Your GP has to evaluate your health and decide which is most suitable since every woman can react differently to a pill. You might have to change it several times before you can find the one which works best for you.

Drug Microgynon Marvelon Yasmin Cilest Cerazette
Active Ingredient Estradiol and levonorgestrel Ethinylestradiol and desogestrel Ethinylestradiol and drospirenone Estradiol and norgestimate Desogestrel
Risks Not to be taken if:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • History of blood clots
  • Smokers over 35
Not to be taken if:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • History of blood clots
  • Smokers over 35
Not to be taken if:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • History of blood clots
  • Smokers over 35
Not to be taken if:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • History of blood clots
  • Smokers over 35
Not to be taken if:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • History of blood clots
  • Smokers over 35
Common side effects feeling sick, stomach ache, putting on weight, headaches, depressive moods or mood swings, sore or painful breasts. depression and mood swings, headaches, nausea, stomach aches, tender or sore breasts weight gain depressive moods, headache, migraine, nausea, breast pain, breast tenderness, menstrual disorders, bleeding between periods, thick whitish vaginal discharge, vaginal yeast infection Headache nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, bloating, bleeding and spotting, migraine, swollen hands, ankles or feet, depression, feeling nervous or dizzy, difficulty sleeping, acne, rash, muscle spasms, pain in the legs, arms and back, painful breasts, urinary tract infections, vaginal infections such as thrush, vaginal discharge, no menstrual periods, feeling weak, weight gain mood change, decreased sexual drive (libido) headache, nausea, acne, breast pain, irregular or no periods, weight increase
Benefits the hormones in microgynon are well-known and have been used for decades can have a positive impact on acne does not cause weight gain lighter, less painful periods mini-pill with 12h window, leads to a lower increase of the risk of thrombosis, can be taken while breastfeeding

Common side effects of contraceptive pill

Like any other medicine, the contraceptive pill can cause some temporary side effects which can range from sore breasts, headaches, mood swings, nausea and bleeding. Once you have been taking the pill for 3 months the side effect usually settle down. If you feel as though they are not, you can try a different oral contraceptive pill.

Does the contraceptive pill cause any serious risks?

The contraceptive pill can increase your blood pressure hence, before you can start the pill you normally need to have your BP tested, you can get this done free of charge at most community pharmacy including the drfelix pharmacy. The pill is also linked to the risk of getting breast cancer and blood clots but also known to lower your risk of getting fibroids or cysts in your ovary (non-cancerous).

Can you take the pill with other medicine?

Yes, some medication used to treat HIV, tuberculosis, meningitis, epilepsy and St. Johns Worts can interact with the pill. If you are taking medicine for any of these conditions please speak to your doctor and always refer to the patient information leaflet before taking medicine.