Eloine is a combined birth control pill that is developed and manufactured by Bayer pharmaceutical company. With low dose and, consequently, lower risk of side effects, Eloine is highly sought-after and commonly prescribed by medical professionals throughout the UK. It comes as no surprise that Eloine is especially popular among women who are overly-sensitive to contraceptive pills side effects or synthetic hormones they contain. The combination of high efficiency and lower risk of side effects make this birth control pill one of the most commonly used in the UK alongside Cilest.

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How effective is Eloine?

Just like birth control pills with higher dose of active ingredients, Eloine is advertised as effective in up to 99% of cases. And as a combination contraceptive pill, it is somewhat more reliable that progesterone-only alternatives. However, in order to ensure maximum protection against unwanted pregnancy when using Eloine, you should use the pills properly, in line with the instructions provided by your prescriber. This means that you should never miss a pill and that you should carefully follow the pattern of 24 day taking the active pills followed by 4 days with inactive ones before the new cycle begins. It is also important to be aware of other medications and remedies which can compromise the protection offered by Eloine. These include:

  • Epilepsy treatments
  • HIV or AIDS medications
  • High blood pressure drugs
  • St John’s wort
  • Ciclosporin
  • Lamotrigine

Additional information about how to ensure maximum protection with Elevin can be found in the official patient information leaflet that is issued within every pack of the medicine.

How Eloine prevents pregnancy?

In order for pregnancy to occur, the female body has to go through certain biochemical and physiological processes, most importantly ovulation, when the egg cell is released by the ovary and transported to the fallopian tubes where it can get fertilised by sperm. If the conception occurs, the fertilised egg will travel to the uterus via the fallopian tubes, where it will become attached to the uterine wall (called endometrium by the medical professional) and develop into embryo.

Eloine will interfere with these processes thanks to its active ingredients, ethinylestradiol and drospirenone. These pharmaceutical compounds are synthetic versions of naturally-synthesised sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone and within the female body they perfectly mimic the activity of these hormones. Both of them play important roles in directing the abovementioned processes.

When used in contraceptive pills, these synthetic sex hormones will act to prevent pregnancy in various ways. Most importantly, synthetic progesterone will trick the body into “thinking” the ovulation has already taken place, thus preventing release of the egg from the ovary. On the other hand, synthetic oestrogen will contribute to the thickening of the cervical fluids and changing of the environment by the uterine wall, making it harder for egg to implant and harder for sperm to reach the egg.

Can I buy Eloine online in the UK?

Yes, it is possible to buy Eloine online in the UK. However, regardless of whether you are looking to buy birth control pills online or via the traditional route, contraceptive pills are prescription only medications (even low-dose ones such as Eloine or Femodene) and as such, they can be obtain only with a valid prescription issued by a certified medical professional. And this is not without good reason. The efficiency of birth control pills when it comes to preventing unwanted pregnancy is just one part of the issue. Even more importantly, the choice of suitable birth control pill will also minimise the risk of side effects and make the whole treatment less invasive and disruptive when it comes to natural hormonal cycles.

In order to make sure that Eloine is the right choice for you, the doctor employed at the online clinic of your choice will ask you to fill in a customised and detailed medical questionnaire that can then be used to assess your suitability for this medication. If everything checks out, the doctor will issue a prescription and have Eloine delivered from the partner pharmacy to the online clinic of your choice.

How to take Eloine?

Here we will provide you with some of the most general guidelines that you should keep in mind when taking Eloine. However, it is very important to note that the text bellow is there to serve an illustrative purpose, in other words, to help you get an idea of what using Eloine might look like. As such, it cannot be used as a substitute for the official information or the doctor’s advice.

  • Always use Eloine exactly as instructed
  • Take one tablet each day at the same time for 24 consecutive days
  • One strip contains 24 active and four inactive tablets, making up a full cycle of 28 days
  • Always start with the pill in the top left corner of the strip
  • Within the pack you will find several stickers – apply to the strip the one that is in line with the day when you started taking Eloine
  • The arrows on the strip will help you keep track of your tablets
  • Always take the tablets in the designated order or else you will risk mixing active and inactive ones
  • After finishing one strip, begin the next one the following day
  • It is advisable to start taking Eloine
  • If you are switching from a different birth control pill or have recently been pregnant, consult with the information leaflet regarding how and when to commence treatment
  • Barrier contraception is recommended during the first week of usage
  • If you forget to take a pill, do not try to compensate with double dose; instead, consult the leaflet about how to proceed.

What are Eloine side effects?

Frequency of occurrence Side effects
Common (1 in 10 women) Mood swings, headaches, nausea, breast pain, irregular periods, absence of periods
Uncommon (1 in 100 women) Depression, nervousness, pins and needles, migraines, varicose veins, vomiting, indigestion, inflammation of the stomach, pelvic pain, vaginal infections, bleeding or discharge, painful or heavy periods, loss of libido, lack of energy, excessive sweating
Rare (1 in 1000 women) Candida infections, anaemia, allergic reaction, hormonal disorders, low sodium levels, tremor, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, nosebleeds, fainting, enlarged abdomen, bowel disorders, constipation, stomach hernia, dryness of the mouth, yellow or brown patches on the skin, eczema

Please note that this is not a complete list of all documented side effects. For a more comprehensive overview, please refer to the official patient information leaflet that you can find within your pack of Eloine.