If you have been using the same oral contraceptive pill for at least a year, you can now get your repeat prescription direct from Crest Pharmacy in West Midlands.

What is the contraceptive pill?

Oral contraceptives are tablets that contain certain female hormones to stop a woman from getting pregnant. There are two main types of the contraceptive pill:

The combined oral contraceptive pill (COC) also simply “the pill”

The pill contains two hormones called oestrogen and progesterone. This is a very effective form of contraception that works in three ways:

  • – Stops you from producing an egg.
  • – Makes it harder for sperm to get into the womb.
  • – Thins the womb lining making egg implantation less likely.

When taking a combined pill, you usually take one pill and day for three weeks and then give yourself a 7-day break when you will have a period.

The progesterone-only pill (POP) also known as the “mini-pill”

The mini-pill contains only progesterone. POPs work in two ways:

  • – Stops you from producing an egg.
  • – Makes it harder for sperm to get into the womb.

If you use a mini-pill you will take one tablet a day without a break.



Why get my contraceptive pill from Crest Pharmacy?

Going direct to your pharmacy for your oral contraceptives gives you a number of benefits:

  • – GPs are busy: you’re likely to get an appointment more quickly at your pharmacist
  • – More convenient times for you: we open on Saturdays!
  • – Avoid the doctor’s waiting room: your GP is invariably running late

Plus you can have your consultation online through our website.

Which oral contraceptive pills can I get through this service?

The types of contraceptive pills available through this repeat prescription service is:

  • – Progestogen-only pill
  • – Combined oral contraceptive pill

We conduct all of our contraceptive appointments in confidentiality.

How do I get my oral contraceptive repeat prescription?

At Crest Pharmacy, you can book an oral contraceptive repeat prescription appointment online using the calendar below.