3 months supply of your current contraceptive pill for when you cannot get to your GP surgery.

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Prescription fees

Medicinesbymailbox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Order value Prescription fee
Any Order Value £0.00

Qlaira product information

Qlaira is a combined oral contraceptive pill containing 2 types of hormones that are produced in your body to regulate your monthly cycles: a progestrogen called Dienogest and an oestrogen hormone called Estradiol valerate. Together, they help to prevent pregnancy.

How to take

It is important to take Qlaira correctly so that it is effective. You should always take it exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.
There are 26 coloured active tablets and 2 white inactive tablets  on a strip. There is day of the week marked on the blister strips. You should take the first tablet on your first day of period which corresponds to the day of the week on the first row. Then, Take a tablet every day that is marked with the correct day of the week. You should take the tablets at about the same time every day to ensure that you are well protected. You might start bleeding when you are taking the white tablets. You should continue with the next strip the next day when one strip when you have finished taking all 28 tablets. Regardless of whether you are still bleeding, you should take the first tablet of the next blister strip on time.

There is a weekday sticker strip that comes with the medicine. You can stick the strip on top of the Qlaira wallet where it says ' place a sticker strip here'. You will then be able to track whether you have had the tablet on that day.
If you forget to take a tablet, you should take it as soon as possible and take the next tablet on the same time that you normally take it. However, if you miss your coloured active pills for more than 12 hours, depending on the day that you have forgotten, you may not be protected and additional contraceptive measures, such as condom, should be considered for 9 days. The patient information leaflet provides specific details on what to do when you forget to take your tablets.

Side effects of Qlaira

Like all medicines, Qlaira can cause some side effects, although not everyone gets them.

Some common side effects associated are feeling sick, stomach cramps, headache and irregular vaginal bleeding. These side effects are usually mild but if you are concerned about them, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist for more advice.

Combined contraceptive pills are occasionally associated with the risk of blood clots. However, the overall risk of having blood clots with Qlaira is small. If you experience symptoms such as swelling or tenderness in stomach, coughing up blood, pain in chest, painful veins in legs or sudden unexplained headache, you should stop taking the pills and seek urgent medical advice.

There is also a small risk of breast cancer associated with the pill. However, it is shown that if women stop taking the pill, 10 years later the risk will be the same for women who do not take the pill. You should know how to recognise signs of breast cancer such as changes in the nipple or any lumps that you can feel on your breast. However, research shows that combined oral contraceptives protect against ovary and endometrium cancer.

For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet attached below.


During a consultation with Medicinesbymailbox, you will be asked to complete an online assessment questionnaire to determine your suitability for the medication. You should NOT take the medicine without consulting a GP if you:
  • Are allergic to dienogest or estradiol valerate
  • Have had blood clots or family history of blood clots
  • Have had cancer of the breast, cervix, vagina or womb
  • Have had problems with the heart, such as heart attack, stroke or angina (chest pain)
  • Have had severe liver disease
  • Have had diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Have very severe headaches (migraine) 

Some medications can influence the effectiveness of the pill, such as a herbal remedy called St John's Wort, medication for epilepsy such as carbamazepine, and some antibiotics such as rifampicin. If you are unsure about your current medication, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist for more advice.

Note: We do not supply oral contraceptive pills online to women in the high risk groups or aged 55 and above. Please consult a doctor or pharmacist for contraceptive advice.

Patient information leaflet

The 'Patient Information Leaflets' supplied with medication must be read before taking the tablets.