Women's clinic

Women’s Clinic

Chlamydia

If your GP has diagnosed you or your partner with chlamydia, we can supply doxycycline treatment.

(Note: we cannot supply treatment for symptomatic chlamydia)

Doxycycline

Doxycycline

Strength Pack Size Cost
100mg 14 Capsules £7.00
More Information will be provided by the pharmacist during consultation

Female Facial Hirsutism

Women of 19 years and older can retard the growth of facial hair by using Vaniqa cream (eflornithine 11.5%). To be prescribed this you must already have been diagnosed with hirsutism by your doctor. This is because in some cases the excessive hair growth is due to an underlying condition which may need investigation.

Vaniqa cream

Vaniqa cream

Strength Pack Size Cost
11.5% 60g £70.00
Vaniqa is applied twice a day and effects will be seen within 8 weeks. You will need treatment for as long as you want to reduce your hair growth. If you stop using it then your hair will return to its usual growth rate within 8 weeks.

Urge Incontinence and Over Active Bladder

Urge incontinence is when there is a sudden urge to urinate and there is difficulty controlling it. An overactive bladder is where there is an urge to urinate but there may not be any leakage, there will usually be an increased frequency in urination and possibly more urination at night. We can only treat people between the ages of 18 and 65 who have already been diagnosed and undergone supervised bladder training. We cannot treat people for stress or overflow incontinence. For the consultation you will need to bring a list of medicines you are currently taking. You will need to return for a review after 4 weeks. If the tablets have worked well then we can supply them indefinitely provided that you pop in for a check-up every 2-3 months.

Oxybutynin

Oxybutynin

Strength Pack Size Cost
5mg 56 tablets £10.00
5mg 112 tablets £18.00
The usual dose of Oxybutynin is one tablet two to three times daily. Please be aware that Oxybutynin may cause dizziness and drowsiness so you must exercise caution when driving.
Solifenacin

Solifenacin

Strength Pack Size Cost
5mg 30 tablets £20.00
5mg 60 tablets £35.00
10mg 30 tablets £24.00
10mg 60 tablets £35.00
The usual dose of Solifenacin is 5mg once a day but can be increased to 10mg once a day of needed. Solifenacin may cause drowsiness and dizziness so you must exercise caution when driving.

Urinary Tract Infection Advance Supply

Many people have had several UTIs in the past and need antibiotics at hand for when this should happen again. We can treat women between 18 and 65 who suffer from repeated uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections as diagnosed by their doctor. Unfortunately, we cannot treat people who have had a UTI in the past 3 months or display symptoms of an upper UTI e.g. a temperature over 38.C

Macrobid MR

Macrobid MR

Strength Pack Size Cost
100mg 14 Capsules £15.00
The active ingredient in Macrobid MR is nitrofurantoin and the usual dose is one twice a day.

Acute Urinary Tract Infections

For women aged 18 -65 who have symptoms of a lower UTI such as cystitis will first be asked to provide a mid stream urine sample which will be tested using MultiStix. You may either bring a sample from home or you can provide a sample at the clinic. If you test positive, and have a normal temperature then you may be prescribed antibiotics.

Macrobid MR

Macrobid MR

Strength Pack Size Cost
100mg 14 Capsules £15.00
The active ingredient in Macrobid MR is nitrofurantoin and the usual dose is once twice a day.

Period Delay

Many women feel the need to delay their period for significant events such as exams, holidays or weddings. Women over 16 can delay their period for up to 14 days in any 6 month period. The tablets are taken one three times a day starting 3 days before the expected onset of menstruation. Bleeding usually starts three days after the last dose. Please bring a list of all the medication currently prescribed; women taking epilepsy or blood pressure medication will need to see their GP for a prescription.

Norethisterone

Norethisterone

Strength Pack Size Cost
5mg 30 tablets £10.00
5mg 60 tablets £15.00
The tablets are taken one three times a day starting 3 days before the expected onset of menstruation. Bleeding usually starts three days after the last dose and will be heavier than usual.