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Norgeston - welzo
Norgeston - welzo


Norgeston - welzo
Norgeston - welzo
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Norgeston is a progesterone only pill, commonly referred to as the mini pill. It helps prevent...
Norgeston is a progesterone only pill, commonly referred to as the mini pill. It helps prevent unwanted pregnancies in women. It can be used by women that cannot take oestrogen.
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Norgeston as a Contraception

Norgeston is a POP, progesterone-only pill, sometimes known as the mini-pill. This is an oral birth control pill to be taken consecutively for 35 days to prevent pregnancy.

Progesterone-only pills are a suitable alternative for people who cannot take oestrogen such as when breastfeeding, if you smoke or if you are overweight.

What is Norgeston and how does it work?

Norgeston contains a type of progesterone which is the female sex hormone. This contraceptive works to prevent pregnancy by thickening the lining of the cervix thicker and preventing the lining of the womb from becoming thick enough to host an egg. For some people, it can also stop the ovary from releasing an egg each month.

Norgeston is not intended for use before the first menstrual bleeding or after menopause.

Is Norgeston right for me?

If you are looking for an effective oral contraceptive, Norgeston may be right for you. However, it may not be suitable for you if you have the following:

  • If you are allergic to progestogen levonorgestrel or any other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you are pregnant or might be pregnant
  • If you have thrombosis 
  • If you have ever had a blood clot or are at risk of a blood clot
  • If you have severe heart, liver or kidney problems
  • If you are suspected of having breast cancer
  • If you have unexplained bleeding from the vagina
  • If you are taking medication for hepatitis C

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects of Norgeston. However, these do not always occur and are mostly mild in nature. But if you experience any prolonged or worrying side effects of Norgeston, please discontinue the medication immediately and consult your doctor.

Common side effects include:

  • Mood altered,
  • Decreased sexual drive,
  • Dizziness,
  • Headache, migraine,
  • Nausea, vomiting,
  • Irregular or no menstruation,
  • Weight fluctuations.

How to take Norgeston?

Always take Norgeston exactly as prescribed by your doctor or advised by the pharmacist. 

  • Take 1 Norgeston tablet every day for 35 days 
  • Always take your pill at the same time each day
  • Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week
  • Make sure you are never more than three hours late with the pill, otherwise you might not be fully protected against pregnancy
  • Follow the directions of the arrows on the strip and take a pill every day until you have finished the pack
  • Do not take a break between packs
  • It can be taken with or without food, if necessary with a small amount of water
  • Do not use Norgeston if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant
  • Ask your doctor if you are breastfeeding and want to use Norgeston.

Warnings and Precautions

Norgeston may not be safe if taken with certain other medications or recreational drugs. 

Please inform the prescriber if you are taking any of the listed medications:

  • Epilepsy (e.g. primidone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, felbamate, topiramate and phenobarbital);
  • certain sedatives (barbiturates)
  • HIV infections (e.g. ritonavir, nelfinavir, nevirapine, efavirenz);
  • Hepatitis C virus infection (e.g. boceprevir, telaprevir);
  • or other infectious diseases (e.g. griseofulvin);
  • high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs (bosentan);
  • depressive moods (the herbal remedy St. John’s Wort);
  • macrolide antibiotics (e.g. clarithromycin, erythromycin);
  • fungal infections (e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole);
  • high blood pressure (hypertension), angina, or certain heart rhythm disorders (e.g. diltiazem).

The above-listed warnings are not exhaustive, please consult a doctor, pharmacist, or nurse if you have further questions on the use of this medication or potential interactions with other medicines.


Next Day Delivery Guarantee

All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

Our Discreet Packaging Promise

We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or envelopes. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!

Product reviews

Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

Can I get Norgeston on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Norgeston on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Norgeston from the NHS.

Can you get Norgeston over the counter?

No, you can’t get Norgeston over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Norgeston is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Norgeston online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched.

Is Norgeston safe?

If you have been prescribed Norgeston then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Norgeston then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Norgeston?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Can I buy Norgeston from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Norgeston, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Norgeston from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Norgeston, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Norgeston from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Norgeston, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Norgeston take to work?

The time it takes for a Norgeston to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Norgeston may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Norgeston?

The effectiveness of Norgeston can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Norgeston?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Norgeston.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Norgeston in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Norgeston in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Norgeston is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Are Norgeston users satisfied with the product?

We have a list of reviews from customers taking Norgeston at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Norgeston head over to for further details.

Can I buy Norgeston from an online pharmacy?

This is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Norgeston cost?

The costs of Norgeston are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as we do not sell Norgeston.

How to take Norgeston?

Norgeston is a progestogen-only pill, also known as the mini pill. It works by thickening the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg. Norgeston doesn't usually affect your period, but some women may have irregular bleeding or no period at all while taking this medication. If you're concerned about your bleeding pattern, speak to your doctor. 

You can take Norgeston at any time of day, but it's important to take it at the same time each day to maintain an even level of hormone in your body. You should start taking Norgeston on the first day of your period, or on the first Sunday after your period starts. If you start taking Norgeston at any other time, you will need to use additional contraception (such as condoms) for the first 7 days of your cycle.&nbs;

What is the difference between Norgeston and Noriday?

Norgeston and Noriday are both progestogen-only pills. They work in the same way and have similar side effects. The main difference is that Norgeston is taken for 21 days, followed by 7 days off, while Noriday is taken continuously. This means you may have a period on Norgeston, but not on Noriday. 

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

What is the hormone in Norgeston?

Norgeston contains the hormone levonorgestrel. This is a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is produced naturally by the ovaries and plays an important role in regulating the menstrual cycle. 

Levonorgestrel works by thickening the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg. It can also prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). Norgeston doesn't usually affect your period, but some women may have irregular bleeding or no period at all while taking this medication. If you're concerned about your bleeding pattern, speak to your doctor.

Do you get a period on Norgeston?

Norgeston is a progestogen-only pill, also known as the mini pill. It works by thickening the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg. Norgeston doesn't usually affect your period, but some women may have irregular bleeding or no period at all while taking this medication. If you're concerned about your bleeding pattern, speak to your doctor.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Leonora Mauson

The pharmacy team should be able to offer advice on medication interactions with common prescription drugs for respiratory conditions.

Aliza Baltimore

Norgeston has been a game changer for me. It's reliable, easy to use and I've experienced no side effects. Highly recommend!