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Genuine Mercilon (ethinylestradiol and desogestrel)

What is Mercilon?



Mercilon is a combined oral contraceptive pill which is taken for 21 days of your menstrual cycle to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Mercilon has proven to be almost 99% effective in stopping you from being pregnant. Mercilon has a very similar composition to Marvelon. The only difference being that Mercilon has a lower dosage of synthetic oestrogen, making it a more suitable option for women who are more sensitive to this hormone.

What benefits does Mercilon offer?



Mercilon is an extremely popular contraceptive pill amongst women owing to the unique benefits which it offers. It works towards making the periods less painful, comfortable and more regulated. It can also make the pre-menstrual symptoms less severe when you take this contraceptive. Weight gain is one of the major side effects which usually occur while taking oral contraceptives. As discussed earlier, Mercilon pills contain less oestrogen than other combination contraceptive pills, which reduces the risk of weight gain while taking the pill. Recent research has also suggested that using this medication on a long term basis can also cause slight reduction in weight.

How does this oral contraceptive work?



Mercilon contraceptive pills work in three ways to prevent pregnancy. Firstly, the two synthetic hormones present in this pill prevent ovulation by tricking the body to believe that ovulation has already occurred. This does not let the ovaries release an egg for fertilisation. Secondly, it increases the viscosity of the mucus in the womb so that a sperm is unable to enter the womb. Finally, this medication ensures that the womb lining is thinned due to which an egg is unable to grow and develop there.

Who can take Mercilon?



You can buy Mercilon if you are above 18 years of age. However, you should avoid this contraceptive if you are already pregnant, have had a stroke; have unexplained vaginal bleeding, circulation problems, heart problems or liver problems. You should mention your past medical history and all the medications you have used to your doctor.

How should you take it?



It is considered ideal to start taking Mercilon pills on the first day of your menstrual cycle for immediate protection. If you are unable to take it on the first day, you can take it up to the fifth day of your period. However, you will need to use an extra protection like condom for the next seven days until the contraceptive becomes fully effective. It should be taken for 21 days of your menstrual cycle, followed by a break of seven days. You will still be protected during this break. Although, you may experience a withdrawal bleed which is body’s natural way to get rid of all the additional hormones.

Does this contraceptive cause any side effects?



This contraceptive can cause some mild side effects, depending on whether your body is sensitive to artificial hormones or not. Some of the common side effects are nausea, headache, mood swings, breast tenderness and breakthrough bleeding between periods.

Can I buy Mercilon online?



It is very convenient to by Mercilon online from any of the registered online clinics after a free and confidential online consultation with a certified doctor. Your consultation will be reviewed and then a prescription will be issued for the treatment if the medication is suitable for your body. Your medication will be dispatched to your doorstep discreetly.