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- Low dose combined oral contraceptive
- Lessens menstrual symptoms
- Makes periods shorter and lighter
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What is Marvelon?
Marvelon, a combination birth control pill composed of desogestrel and ethynylestradiol, when taken properly, prevents pregnancy.
Birth control pills are not 100 percent effective. The only way to totally avoid getting pregnant is through surgery to become sterile or not having sex. Always discuss with your doctor your options about birth control.
Marvelon doesn't prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. It is not useful as an emergency contraception, such as after an unprotected sexual contact.
Marvelon is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
How does Marvelon work?
Marvelon works by stopping a woman’s egg from fully developing each menstrual cycle. The egg can no longer accept a sperm, preventing fertilization from occurring.
What are the benefits of using Marvelon?
The main benefit of using Marvelon is the stopping of the woman’s egg from fully developing during a menstrual period, effectively preventing fertilization from occurring.
Marvelon has the following benefits:
- It is a reliable reversible method of contraception as long as you use it correctly.
- It does not interrupt sexual activity.
- It makes your period lighter, less painful, and regular.
- It helps to provide relief to pre-menstrual symptoms.
How do I use Marvelon?
Before you start taking Marvelon, it is important that you read and understand all the information about blood clots. You should be familiar with the symptoms of a blood clot.
It is necessary that you understand the benefits and risk of taking Marvelon before you start taking the pills or when making the decision whether to continue taking it. Marvelon pills are suitable for most healthy women but it is not suitable for everyone.
Share with your doctor your and your family’s medical history. You need to check your blood pressure and possibly a breast examination.
It is important to have regular check-ups with your doctor or another healthcare professional when you need another prescription of Marvelon. You should go for regular cervical smear tests.
It is important to check your breast and nipples every month to see if there any changes. Tell your doctor if you feel or observe anything unusual or different.
If a doctor will require you to have a blood test, inform them that you are taking Marvelon, as it can alter the results of some blood tests.
Let your surgeon or dentist know that you are taking Marvelon before you have any surgical procedure.
Do not use Marvelon if you have certain medical conditions. Request your doctor to review your medical history, in order for them to determine if you are suited to take Marvelon.
To prevent pregnancy, always take Marvelon as directed by your doctor or family planning nurse. Ask your doctor or family planning nurse if you are not sure or if you have any doubts.
Marvelon comes in strips of 21 pills, each pill marked with a day of the week. Take a pill of Marvelon at the same time every day. Start taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week. Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip, taking one pill each day, until you consumed all the 21 pills. Swallow a pill whole, with or without water. Do not crush or chew the pill.
You have seven days of pill-free days after you have consumed the 21 pills. You will experience a withdrawal bleed a few days after taking the last of the 21 pills. You don’t have to wait until the bleeding is finished before you start the next pack. Start the new pack immediately after the last day of the seven days of no pills.
If you experienced an abortion or a miscarriage, you can start taking Marvelon immediately. This will provide you with contraceptive protection with your first pill.
If you have just had a baby, ask your doctor when is the best time to start taking contraceptive pills.
If you miss a pill, take it as soon as you remember. You might be taking two pills in one day. There is no need to worry as you are still protected against pregnancy.
Take one Marvelon pill every day for 21 days, followed by seven days of no pills. Start the new pack of Marvelon on the day immediately following the last day of the seven pill-free days.
Side effects & precautions
Medicines and their possible side effects affect individual users differently. Not everyone who uses Marvelon will experience the possible side effects.
The following are the possible side effects of Marvelon:
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Headache or migraine
- Weight changes
- Breast enlargement or tenderness
- Water retention
- Vaginal thrush
- Change in menstrual bleeding
- Menstrual spotting or breakthrough bleeding
- Decreased sex drive
- Skin reactions
- Rise in blood pressure
- Irregular brown patches on the skin
- Steepening of corneal curvature, making the wearing of contact lenses uncomfortable
- Liver problems
- Blood clots in the blood vessels
Marvelon should not be used by women with certain medical conditions. Check first with your doctor if it is safe for you to take this medication. It should be used with caution by women who are over 35 years of age or those with a family history of stroke, heart attack, or blood clot. It should also be used with caution by women with certain medical conditions. Check first with your doctor if you need extra monitoring while you are taking Marvelon.
Marvelon is used to prevent pregnancy and should not be used during pregnancy. If you think you could be pregnant while taking the pills, stop taking the pills and consult your doctor right away.
The hormones in Marvelon can cause a reduction in the production of breast milk. It is recommended that breastfeeding women not use Marvelon until after weaning.
It is necessary that you share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are currently taking or have recently taken before you start taking Marvelon. Similarly, check with your doctor before you start taking a new medication while you are taking Marvelon. This is to make sure that the combination of drugs will be safe.
How do I buy Marvelon online?
You can safely buy Marvelon online at UK Meds. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Marvelon is the right medication for your medical condition.