Madinette is a hormonal oral contraceptive. If the oral contraceptive contains two hormones, like Madinette, it is also called a combined oral contraceptive. Because each of the 21 film-coated tablets in Madinette pack to be used throughout the entire cycle contains the same amount of both hormones, Madinette is also called a monophasic contraceptive.
Oral contraceptives, such as Madinette, do not provide protection against AIDS (HIV infection) or other sexually transmitted diseases. Only condoms can protect you from these diseases.