Microgyon® Fe Oral Contraceptive

Microgynon® Fe Oral Contraceptive Available and Affordable in Nigeria

Bayer Healthcare and USAID Partner to make Microgynon® Fe Oral Contraceptive Available and Affordable in Nigeria

The Microgynon® Fe brand is the world’s most widely used oral contraceptive. The reduced price enables middle-income couples to access a quality, affordable family planning product.

Microgynon Fe

Microgynon Fe

The partnership is designed to make more affordable family planning choices available to women through the private sector and address the growing demand for contraceptives and the overall sustainability of supply. Family planning allows couples to plan their families as they desire, reduces the risks from unintended and/or high-risk pregnancies, and improves the health of mothers and their children by allowing time between pregnancies.

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L-R: Director Healthcare Programs, Bayer Pharma AG, Dr. Michael Heerde; Director, Health, Population and Nutrition office, USAID Nigeria, Dr. Nancy Lowenthal; Director Family Health, Ministry of Health, Dr. Balami Wapada and Senior Bayer Representative/Head, Bayer Healthcare West Central Africa, Mr. Amechi Nwachukwu at the launch of Microgynon Fe Oral Contraceptive in Abuja recently


After the introduction Microgynon® Fe in Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana, and Kenya, the Bayer-USAID partnership will expand the initiative to several more Sub-Saharan countries by 2016. USAID Nigeria’s Director, Health, Population and Nutrition office, Dr. Nancy Lawenthal, emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships in helping governments meet their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “We are pleased that this important initiative between USAID and Bayer Healthcare is being extended to Nigeria. The private sector has an important role to play in contributing to sustainable development and in this case, by ensuring that Nigerian women have access to a sustainable supply of quality, affordable oral contraceptives.”

“Combined oral contraceptives are 99% effective when used consistently and correctly. It also provides women with a reversible method that is easy to discontinue and has a rapid return to fertility. Microgynon® Fe is being used by millions of women around the world and is well known and trusted by medical professionals,” said Dr. O.I. Akinola, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and President of the Society of Gynecology & Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON)

Women interested in finding out more information about Microgynon® Fe should talk with their nearest private healthcare provider.

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L-R: Director Healthcare Programs, Bayer Pharma AG, Dr. Michael Heerde; Director, Health, Population and Nutrition office, USAID Nigeria, Dr. Nancy Lowenthal; Senior Bayer Representative/Head, Bayer Healthcare West Central Africa, Mr. Amechi Nwachukwu and Senior Manager Healthcare Programs, Bayer Pharma AG, Mr. Kai Risse at the launch of Microgynon Fe Oral Contraceptive


Microgynon® Fe is manufactured in Germany by Bayer HealthCare and imported to Nigeria by CHI Pharmaceuticals.

Microgynon® Fe is now available in local pharmacies at a significantly lower price after its recent launch on the 18th of June, 2015  at The Sheraton Hotels Abuja, Nigeria. The product comes as a result of an innovative public-private partnership between Bayer Health Care (www.healthcare.bayer.com) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) www.usaid.gov

For more information, contact

Managing Director                                         Ulrike Schroeder

CHI Pharmaceuticals Ltd.                               Corporate Communications

14, Chivita Avenue, Ajao Estate                      Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin – Germany

Apakun – Oshodi, Lagos – Nigeria                  Phone: +49 30 468 192296

Lagos – Nigeria                                               Email: Ulrike.schroeder@bayer.com






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Microgynon is a combination contraception with 2 active compounds. How it works: The daily dose of hormones taken in this pill works mainly by tricking the woman’s body into thinking that ovulation has already happened. This prevents an egg from ripening and being released from the ovaries each month. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Nausea and vomiting. Abdominal pain. Headache/migraine. Breast tenderness and enlargement. Weight changes. Retention of water in the body tissues (fluid retention). Vaginal thrush (candidiasis). Change in menstrual bleeding, usually lighter periods or sometimes stopping of periods. Menstrual spotting or breakthrough bleeding. Depression. Decreased sex drive. Rise in blood pressure. Skin reactions. Irregular brown patches on the skin, usually of the face (chloasma). Steepening of corneal curvature, which may make contact lenses uncomfortable. Disturbance in liver function. Gallstones. Risk of Breast cancer, Risk of cervical cancer, Blood clots in the blood vessels (eg, DVT, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke). The side effects listed above will definitely not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine’s manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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