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Can I Switch From Qlaira To Microgynon Inspite Of Its Side Effects?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Oct 2014
Question: Hi, I'm on microgynon mid cycle and my doctor gave me a script today for Qlaira. I'm not on the pill for contraceptive reasons but for heavy bleeding. The microgynon is giving me very bad side effects and I want to change to Qlaira straight away. Can I do this now considering I'm not using it for contraception?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can use it

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear and thanks for your query.

Qlaira is a combined birth control pill and it can be changed from mini-pill( microgynon) to it.

Take much liquids and iron rich foods to prevent anemia.

ALL THE BEST AND FAST RECOVERY
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra (23 minutes later)
Thank you for you answer, im on microgynon 30, i dont think that is a XXXXXXX pill but rather a combined birth control. So i would be going from a mono combined pill to Qlaira and i dont want to wait for my period i want to swap now mid cycle, this is ok?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use Qlaira

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again.

You can continue with Qlaira after you have used microgynon for some days.
Hence you only arent protected for the next 9 days.

If you want to use it for contraception there is no need for additional contraception if you start to use Qlaira on the day after the last active tablet of a previous combined contraception pill(microgynon).


All the best


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Can I Switch From Qlaira To Microgynon Inspite Of Its Side Effects?

Brief Answer: Yes you can use it Detailed Answer: Hi dear and thanks for your query. Qlaira is a combined birth control pill and it can be changed from mini-pill( microgynon) to it. Take much liquids and iron rich foods to prevent anemia. ALL THE BEST AND FAST RECOVERY