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Marvelon combined contraceptive pill available to buy online in the UK

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  • Around 99% effectiveness
  • Contains desogestrel (150mcg) and ethinyl estradiol (30mcg)
  • Can reduce menstrual pain

Marvelon is a combined oral contraceptive that is highly effective at protecting against conception. Containing its active ingredients ethinylestradiol and desogestrel, these synthethic versions of the naturally occuring oestrogen and progesterone female hormones work to prevent pregnancy and is over 99% effective when used properly.

To buy Marvelon online, simply fill out our free online consultation which only takes a few minutes. After it is assessed by one of our registered doctors and approved for your safety, you can complete your order and have your pill pack delivered via our free next day delivery service (same day if within London) when ordered before 4pm.

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"The oral contraceptive pill is almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy.'" Dr Hilary JonesHealthExpress Medical Advisor

What is Marvelon?

Marvelon is a combined oral contraceptive (also most commonly known as 'the pill'), taken in the form of a 0.15mg / 30mcg tablet, that is used for the successful prevention of pregnancy. Marvelon pills are one of the most reliable, reversible methods of contraception available. In clinical trials, it showed a near non-existent pregnancy rate of 0.1% within the first year of use.

As a result of taking the Marvelon pill, you may notice an improvement in the appearance or your skin, especially if you suffer from acne. Also, if used over the long term, this contraceptive can also reduce a woman's risk of developing cancer of the ovaries and womb. Marvelon pills also result in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding.

How does Marvelon work?

Marvelon is a low dose hormonal contraceptive that contains artificial versions of the two female sex hormones; oestrogen and progestogen in the form of its active ingredients ethinylestradiol and desogestrel. These ingredients work in tandem by overriding the normal menstrual cycle, which prevents ovulation so that no egg is released for potential fertilisation.

The daily dose of hormones within the pill essentially works by tricking your body into thinking that ovulation has already occurred. This prevents your eggs from being released from your ovaries each month.

The active ingredients also cause the fluid present in the natural mucus, at the neck of the womb, to become too thick for sperm to enter the womb, and reach an egg.

Marvelon also changes the quality of the womb lining (endometrium). This ensures that it is far less likely that a fertilised egg can get implanted there.

What are the benefits of Marvelon pills?

There are a number of benefits to using Marvelon, when taken correctly.

  • Marvelon pills protect against pregnancy immediately if taken on the first day of your menstrual cycle.
  • They can be taken up to the fifth day of your period; however, you will need to take additional precautions for up to seven days if you begin to take them at this time.
  • This pill can help to make periods lighter, less painful and more regular, which will be helpful if you experience particularly uncomfortable periods.
  • Using a contraceptive such as Marvelon means that there is no need to interrupt sex in order to use contraceptive precautions.
  • These contraceptive pills have an anti-androgenic effect, which means that it reduces the amount of testosterone present in your system; this consequently can reduce any problems you might have with acne.
  • Studies have also suggested that this contraceptive pill can reduce your chance of developing cancer of the womb or ovaries.

Who can take the Marvelon pill?

Marvelon can be purchased online by most healthy women aged 18 or older. There are however certain instances where you might not be advised to take Marvelon pills.

Therefore, it's advised to mention any medical conditions you have, or have experienced, and medications you are currently using during your consultation. Marvelon cannot be taken if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. For more information regarding these precautions, please refer to the 'precautions for Marvelon' section below to learn more, before taking this contraceptive pill

What happens if I miss a pill?

Many women find they miss a pill every now and then. Luckily with the combined pill, if you miss just the one, you can take as soon as you remember and still be fully protected against pregnancy.

If you miss more than one then the effectiveness can drop. This means you will need to use further barrier contraceptives until you start the next pack.

As the contraceptive pill is ingested, this also means Marvelon may not be as effective if you vomit or have severe diarrhoea. The same process follows; take another pill once the illness has subsided and use condoms for further peace of mind.

How to take Marvelon

Your first Marvelon 0.15mg / 30mcg pill should be taken on the first day of your period for immediate protection. It can be taken up to the fifth day of your period, but it's advisable to use additional contraception for seven days to give the medication time to take effect.

To ensure you don't forget to take your Marvelon pill, we recommend that you take it at the same time every day. Marvelon pills should be taken for 21 days consecutively, after which you will have a seven day period where you don't have to take any oral contraception. During this time, you will probably experience some withdrawal bleeding. If you have taken the treatment as instructed, you won't have to worry about any additional contraception during this time. After seven days, simply start a new course.[1]

What are the side effects of Marvelon?

There are very few people who experience side effects when using Marvelon pills, and it is very well tolerated having been proven so in clinical trials. If side effects do occur, they are usually mild in nature and pass relatively quickly without any treatment, especially at the beginning of the medication.

Some of the most common side effects are:

  • Mild nausea, vomiting, bloating, breast pain or tenderness
  • Hirsutism, changes in weight or appetite, changes in sex drive or headaches.

Side effects in general are highly unlikely to occur when taking Marvelon pills, but if they do happen and are consistent then you should contact your doctor or local GP to discuss your condition.

What are the precautions/interactions for Marvelon?

Before taking Marvelon, there are some precautions that must be considered. They include the following:

  • Marvelon doesn't protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Therefore, condoms are still required if this is a risk.
  • Women using Marvelon for the first time may experience menstrual irregularities (e.g. missed periods or breakthrough bleeding). If this occurs, you should contact a doctor.
  • Marvelon pills shouldn't be taken if you are due for a surgery. This is because the risk of blood clots can increase if you are immobile for long periods of time whilst taking Marvelon. This is also the case for long journeys. To prevent this, doctors may recommend that you stop taking the pills for a period of time (around 4 to 6 weeks) before these events.
  • Marvelon shouldn't be taken by women who are breastfeeding. Marvelon should be avoided until at least six months after birth.
  • Women with blood clots in the veins or lungs, or any kind of blood infection should not use Marvelon.
  • It is also recommended that Marvelon should be avoided if you are dealing with angina, heart valve disease, irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, severe diabetes, high cholesterol, or obesity. This is also the case if you have a history of breast cancer, heart attacks, or strokes.

Women over 50 years of age shouldn't be taking Marvelon, or if they are over 35 years of age, but smoke over 15 cigarettes per day.

How can I buy Marvelon pills online safely?

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