Logynon is a branded combined contraceptive pill that protects you from getting pregnant.
It’s known as a ‘triphasic’ pill, which sounds a bit like something out of a natural history programme, but it’s pretty simple. A triphasic pill is a pill that contains three different dosages of progesterone and oestrogen that you take for 21 days, followed by a 7-day break in which you take no pills.
The 21 active pills are three different colours, for each of the three dosages. Six are light brown (containing 30/50 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel), five are white (containing 40/75 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel) and 10 are ochre (that’s yellowy-mustard by the way), containing 30/125 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel). So speaking plainly, different pills with different hormones in them.
As a triphasic pill, because it contains different amounts of hormones and mimics the body’s natural cycle very closely, it’s very important that Logynon pills are taken in the correct order.