Millinette Tablets 20 and 30

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Millinette is an oral contraceptive. When properly used, it provides almost 100% protection against pregnancy. The two main ingredients, gestodene, and ethinylestradiol, stop ovulation from taking place during the menstrual cycle. Millinette is a monophasic combined pill, which means that each pill has the same dose of gestodene and ethinylestradiol.

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What is Millinette Tablets 20 and 30?

Millinette is an oral contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. It is also a monophasic combined drug, which means that each has the same amount of gestodene and ethinylestradiol. It provides you with over 99% protection if used as expected.

How Does Millinete Work

Millinete helps to prevent ovulation, which subsequently prevents the production of eggs. It also leads to the building up of mucus in the cervix, thus blocking sperms from getting into the uterus. It thins the uterus lining and makes it difficult for a fertilized egg to develop within the wall of the uterus.


Millinetet may not be the best option for you if you:

  • Are allergic to any of its ingredients
  • Have angina pectoris
  • Have severe migraines or diabetes
  • Have a history of breast cancer stroke or heart attack
  • Have impaired liver function
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have or have had a blood clot or blood clotting disorder
  • Your blood has high lipid levels.
  • Have diabetes, sickle cell anaemia, or inflammatory bowel disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • An eye disorder caused by circulatory problems
Consult your doctor to see if you have any other condition that might prevent you from using millinete as a preferred contraceptive. More information can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet.


Here is how you should use Millinete:

  • Take a pill every day for the next 21 days.
  • Swallow it with water.
  • Try taking your pills at around the same time each day.
  • You can then take a 7-day pill-free break once you are done with the 21 pills.
  • Expect a withdrawal bleed during this break.
  • Start a new pack of Millinete after the 7-day break.
Remember, you are still safe from getting pregnant during the 7-day pill-free break. But only if you took your pills as advised.


  • Active ingredients: ethinylestradiol & gestodene
  • Inactive ingredients: Sodium calcium edetate, lactose monohydrate, quinolone yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E171), povidone K-90, calcium carbonate (E170), sucrose, magnesium stearate, macrogol 6000, talc, silica colloidal anhydrous povidone K-30, maize starch.

Side Effects

The most common side effects include:

  • Weight gain
  • Headache and migraine
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Nausea
  • Stomach aches
  • Acne
  • Irritability
  • Fluid retention
  • Change in libido
  • Mood swings
  • Breasts become tender
  • Eyes start irritating
  • Periods become irregular
  • Anxiety dizziness