Oral Contraceptive (Birth Control) Pills Malaysia

Are you a sexually active female? Having birth control or family planning? Or do you happen to be looking for advice or assistance in regulating your period, treating your acne, or treating your terrible menstrual cramps? If any of the above sounds familiar, birth control might be an alternative you can consider.

Unlike condoms which can be bought over the counter, oral contraceptive (birth control) pills must be prescribed by a doctor or pharmacist.

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What Are Oral Contraceptive (Birth Control) Pills?

Oral contraceptive (birth control) pills are medicines containing hormones that can prevent pregnancy.

There are 2 types of oral contraceptive pills:

  1. Combined oral contraceptive pills

    These which contain two female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen. usually comes in a strip of 21 pills where 1 pill is taken daily, followed by a 7 days pill free interval; or in a strip of 28 pills where 1 pill is taken daily without any pill free interval.

  2. Progestogen-only pills

    These contain only one type of female sex hormone, progestogen. It comes in a strip of 28 pills and 1 pill is taken daily.

Which Birth Control Pills Are Available At Speedoc Malaysia?

At Speedoc, we carry different brands of contraceptive (birth control) pills, for instance:

  • Yasmin
  • Diane-35
  • Microgynon
  • Mercillon
  • Cerazette®
  • Escapelle

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Birth Control Pills?

Like all medicine, there are some potential side effects of birth control pills such as:

  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Breast tenderness
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Water retention

Can I Buy Birth Control Pills From The Pharmacy?

Yes, oral contraceptive pills fall under non-prescription pills in Malaysia.

Different types of oral contraceptive pills would suit different individuals depending on the person’s weight, family history, medical history, social history, etc. The estrogen content in oral contraceptive pills may not be suitable or even contraindicated in some individuals.

There are also various types of progesterone available in the oral contraceptive pill and each has different properties that would suit different individuals. Hence, it is always best to check with a doctor or pharmacist for the best suited oral contraceptive pill to avoid any unwanted consequences. Oral contraceptive pills initiated without seeking medical advice would be considered as misuse.

Speedoc is recognised by the Ministry of Health (MOH) as a telemedicine/teleconsult health provider, and all our doctors are experienced and registered with MOH. Simply book a consultation to speak to a doctor to understand if birth control pills are a viable option for your lifestyle and requirements.


Benefits Of Using Speedoc

Private & secure information

100% confidential. Consult a doctor in the privacy of your home and all information will be kept strictly confidential.

Speedoc free delivery services

Get all your medications delivered to you (charges apply)

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Discreet packaging. All medications will be delivered in an opaque, unbranded packaging.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do oral contraceptive pills make you gain weight?
How are oral contraceptive pills different from an IUD?
Can birth control pills prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
Do I need parental consent to get birth control pills in Malaysia?
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