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Microgynon 30

Used for: Contraception
Chinese name:

What is Microgynon 30 for?

Microgynon 30 is a brand of oral contraceptives used to prevent pregnancy. It contains Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol, which mimics progesterone and oestrogen (female hormones in our bodies). Microgynon 30 interferes with normal menstrual cycle, hence prevents maturation of an egg, ovulation and attachment of fertilized eggs in the uterus lining.

How to use it?

Dian-35 is a tablet which may be taken with or without food. Take one tablet daily for 21 days, followed by a tablet-free interval of 7 days. Swallow it whole and do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.

What are the side effects of Microgynon 30?

Common side effects of Microgynon 30 include headache, menstrual cycle irregularities, weight gain, change in appetite, stomach cramps, mood swings, nervousness, painful/tender breast, drowsiness and gastrointestinal discomfort.

Who should not take Microgynon 30?

  • People allergic to any component of the formulation.
  • Patients with active or a history of thromboembolic disorders, such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
  • Patients with active or recent cardiac events or arterial diseases, such as angina, myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular disease.
  • Women with undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.
  • Patients with breast cancer and people with a past history of breast cancer.
  • Patients who are currently taking medications for Hepatitis C.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • This medication may cause dizziness or severe headache. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how you respond to Progesterone.
  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you experience vaginal bleeding, severe mood changes, depression or symptoms of water retention, such as oedema.
  • Avoid smoking use while taking this medication.
  • Oral contraceptives are an effective method of birth control, however they do not prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Common dosing schedule:
Microgynon 30 is taken once daily. Try to take it at the same time each day.


This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.


Some common medications Microgynon 30 may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Microgynon 30 in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Microgynon 30 is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Microgynon 30 in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 0.15mg/30mcg (Tablets)
Drug class
Sub class
Oestrogens, Progestins
Generic Names
Ethinyl Estradiol
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