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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.
There are a number of benefits to using Marvelon, when taken correctly.
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.
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.
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.
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 for the following seven days.
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.
Use our interactive tool below on what to do if you miss one or multiple pills in one month (menstrual cycle). Simply click to begin and the outcome will display itself.
*Vomiting and diarrhoea experienced within four hours of taking the pill is also classed as a missed pill.
*There are more than seven pills left in the pack. Continue to finish the pack, overlapping the seven-day break. Take your seven-day break and start your new pack as usual.
*There are fewer than seven pills left in the pack. Continue to finish the pack, overlapping the seven-day break. Start the new pack immediately after the old one is finished (missing out the seven-day break completely).
*If you have missed contraceptive pills in the first one to nine days of the pill pack and have had sex without barrier contraception, you could be pregnant. If you have calculated this between one to five days after the unprotected sex, you could use emergency contraception such as the IUD or morning-after pill. If not, continue your contraception until the seven-day break. If you don't have any bleeding, it is advised to take a pregnancy test and/or consult your doctor.
Marvelon contains two active ingredients; desogestrel (progesterone) and ethinylestradiol (oestrogen). This is in quantities of 0.15mg and 30mcg respectively that have been tested and proven to be effective at preventing pregnancy.
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:
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.
Before taking Marvelon, there are some precautions that must be considered. They include the following:
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.
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
You can buy Marvelon 0.15mg / 30mcg tablets from HealthExpress by simply clicking on the link below to start your fast and simple online consultation. Your consultation will be checked over by one of our doctors, who will assess your suitability. If your consultation is approved, you will be able to buy this medication, safely and securely.
|Active ingredient(s)||Ethinylestradiol and Desogestrel|
|Description||Marvelon is a combined contraceptive pill that offers 99% effectiveness at preventing pregnancy|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||0.15mg, 30mcg|
|Application||Offering protection against pregnancy for women over 18|
|Usage||Take 1 tablet per day for 21 days followed by a 7 day break|
|Drug class||Combined pill (POM)|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
Marvelon is a combined contraceptive pill. It works by preventing the ovaries from releasing eggs and thickening the cervical mucus, which makes it more difficult for sperm to reach the uterus and fertilize an egg.
Yes, Marvelon is a combined contraceptive pill containing two hormones: 150mcg of desogestrel and 30mcg of ethinylestradiol.
No, Marvelon cannot be used as emergency contraception. For more information on emergency contraception, please refer to the relevant page on our website.
Both Marvelon and Gedarel are combined contraceptive pills that contain the same active ingredients. They work in exactly the same way and are just sold under different brand names.
Marvelon should be taken orally once a day, at the same time each day to ensure it is effective. Marvelon comes in tablet form and should be swallowed with water.
Yes, Marvelon can cause weight gain in some women. However, weight gain may have many causes including variations during your menstrual cycle. If you're worried about side effects of the pill, please consult your doctor before taking it.
Yes, Marvelon can help reduce hormonal acne but it is not prescribed solely for that purpose. If you are experiencing persistent acne, you should consult your doctor for further treatment for acne.
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