Oralcon Pills in South Africa – Get My Pill

Oralcon Pills in South Africa

In this article, we'll discuss Oralcon pills, specifically how the red and white pills work, how they stop periods, and how to get Oralcon pills at the pharmacy.


Some Quick facts:

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What does it contain?
It contains 2 hormones Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel
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Oralcon pills are available at all South African pharmacies.
A prescription is first needed from a licensed doctor to get this contraceptive pill.
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You can get oralcon pills from your doctor in person or choose a telehealth service online
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The price of a pack of oralcon pills (that lasts a month) is anywhere between R 87.82 - R 152.45.



Oralcon Pills: A Guide for South African Women

Before we dive on different topics here some quick information on the Oralcon contraceptive pill including what a typical pill pack looks like. 


🌈 Inside the Pack:

  • 21 Active Pills (White) 💊
  • 7 Red Pills 🟥
Daily Ritual: Take one tablet daily for 21 days straight.


How Oralcon pills are taken: One tablet is taken daily for 21 days, followed by a 7-day tablet-free interval. Withdrawal bleeding is expected around the 2nd or 3rd day after the last tablet. Its advised to start the next blister pack even if bleeding hasn't fully stopped.

Oralcon pill images with the red and white pills


How does the red pills in Oralcon work?

The red pills in the Oralcon contraceptive pack are called "placebos." These pills do not contain any active medication or hormones like the white pills do. Instead, they are like dummy pills or sugar pills.

Their main purpose is to help you stay in the habit of taking a pill every day. When you're on birth control, it's important to take a pill at the same time every day for it to be effective. The placebos are there to fill the last week of your pill pack, so you continue taking a pill daily even when you're not getting any active medication.

The idea is that by taking a pill every day, you're less likely to forget to start a new pack when your current one runs out. This helps ensure that you have continuous contraception protection. So, while the red pills don't have any medicine in them, they play an important role in helping you use your contraceptive pills correctly.


Oralcon white pills: What you need to know

The white pills in the pack of Oralcon contraceptives work by releasing hormones into your body. These hormones are similar to the ones your body naturally produces, but they work in a way that prevents pregnancy.

How they work: They stop your ovaries from releasing eggs and make the mucus in your cervix thicker, which makes it harder for sperm to reach an egg. By taking these white pills every day for 21 days, you're helping to prevent pregnancy.

After you finish the white pills, you'll take the red placebos for 7 days, which are inactive and serve as a reminder to keep taking the pills regularly. This combination of active and inactive pills helps to maintain your contraceptive effectiveness.


Oralcon pills to stop periods

By maintaining a constant level of hormones throughout the cycle, Oralcon pills suppress your natural menstrual cycle, preventing periods. This doesn't harm your body and can be medically safe and useful, especially for birth control or managing certain health conditions.

Oralcon pills contain hormones that prevent periods by:

  • Halting Ovulation: These hormones stop the release of eggs from the ovaries.
  • Thickening Cervical Mucus: They make it hard for sperm to reach the egg.
  • Thinning Uterine Lining: The lining becomes less suitable for egg implantation.


How does oralcon red pills stop periods?

Oralcon red pills do not stop periods. They are placebo pills, which means they don't contain active hormones. These red pills are included in the pack to help you stay on your daily pill-taking schedule but do not affect your menstrual cycle. Your period usually occurs during the week you take these red pills, as it's a withdrawal bleed caused by the absence of hormones from the active white pills.


Does oralcon stop menstruation immediately?

Oralcon doesn't stop menstruation immediately. It usually takes a few cycles of consistently taking the pills for periods to become lighter and more regular. It may not completely stop periods for everyone, but it can reduce their frequency and intensity over time.


The side effects of Oralcon

The following side effects are not experienced by all South African females who use this birth control pill. If you are concerned about side effects, talk to your doctor about the risks of this pill. Common side effects of Oralcon contraceptive pills may include:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Mood changes

Serious side effects are rare but can include blood clots, stroke, and high blood pressure. It's essential to discuss any concerns with a healthcare provider before starting Oralcon.


Oralcon pills at the pharmacy: How to get it

Oralcon birth control pills are not available over the counter at South African pharmacies, you'll need a prescription to get them. Here's how to get a prescription:

  1. Visit a Doctor: Schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider, such as your regular doctor, to get a prescription.
  2. Online Telehealth Service: Alternatively, you can utilize a telehealth service specializing in family planning and contraceptives. This service allows you to consult with a healthcare professional online, making the prescription process more convenient.


How to get the oralcon contraceptive pill online?

To get the Oralcon contraceptive pill online using Get My Pill, follow these simple steps:

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Quick Questionnaire: Complete a brief 2-minute health questionnaire. You can either pick your preferred contraception brand (like Oralcon) or let our clinical experts recommend one for you.
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Licensed Prescription: Once your request is approved, our licensed providers will evaluate it and issue a prescription if all checks out.
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Choice of Purchase: Armed with your prescription, you can choose to get your medication either at a local pharmacy or conveniently through our delivery partner, Clicks Pharmacy, with the added bonus of free delivery. Your pick, your convenience! 📋💼🚚



This article's information is not meant to be taken as health or medical advice; rather, it is meant for educational and informational purposes only. If you have any concerns about a health objective or a medical condition, always seek the advice of a doctor or other qualified health provider (link).