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Mercilon

Mercilon is an oral contraceptive that can offer up to 99% protection against pregnancy if used correctly. It contains two main ingredients, 150 micrograms of desogestrel and 20 micrograms of ethinylestradiol, that help avoid ovulation from taking place during the menstrual cycle. Mercilon can also effectively reduce acne and protect against complications such as ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, and fibroids. It does not offer protection against STIs (sexually transmitted infections)

20mcg / 150mcg
1 Month
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Description

Mercilon is an oral contraceptive that can offer up to 99% protection against pregnancy if used correctly. It contains two main ingredients, 150 micrograms of desogestrel and 20 micrograms of ethinylestradiol, that help avoid ovulation from taking place during the menstrual cycle. Mercilon can also effectively reduce acne and protect against complications such as ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, and fibroids. It does not offer protection against STIs (sexually transmitted infections).

Warnings

Some medicines may stop Mercilon from working effectively. These include medicines used for treating:

  • epilepsy (primidone, phenytoins, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, topiramate, felbamate, modafinil);\
  • tuberculosis (rifampicin);
  • HIV infections (ritonavir, nelfinavir, nevirapine, efavirenz);
  • Hepatitis C virus infection (e.g., boceprevir, telaprevir);
  • other infectious conditions(e.g., griseofulvin);
  • high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs (bosentan);
  • depressive moods (the herbal remedy St. John’s wort).

Directions

Take Mercilon daily for 21 days. Mercilon comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a day of the week.

  • Take your pill at the same time daily.
  • Begin by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week.
  • Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one pill daily, until you finish all 21 pills.
  • Swallow the pill whole, with water if necessary. Do not chew it

Ingredients

The active substances are desogestrel and Ethinyl estradiol. Each tablet contains 150 micrograms of the progestogen desogestrel and 20 micrograms of the oestrogen ethinyl estradiol. The other ingredients are dl-alpha-tocopherol, potato starch, povidone, stearic acid, aerosol, and lactose.

Side Effects

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Headache
  • Adding weight
  • Breast issues, such as painful or tender breasts
  • Depression or mood changes
  • Stomach problems, such as nausea; abdominal pain
  • Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
  • Migraine
  • Fluid retention (swollen hands, ankles, or feet)
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin conditions, like rash or hives
  • Breast enlargement

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