Mercilon

Active Ingredient(s) Ethinylestradiol (20mcg) and Desogestrel (150mcg)
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What is Mercilon?

Mercilon is a combined contraceptive pill that is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken correctly. Mercilon is similar to Marvelon, but has a lower dosage of oestrogen which makes it a better option for women who are more sensitive to this hormone.

Less oestrogen reduces the risk of developing certain side effects such as nausea and fluid retention. The Mercilon pill can also treat polycystic ovary syndrome and help improve acne.

If you want to buy Mercilon online you will need to complete a consultation first. This will take just a few minutes to complete and will allow one of our registered doctors to decide whether it’s safe for you to use the Mercilon pill. If it’s deemed suitable for you, we’ll send your contraceptive to you via free next-day delivery.

What are the benefits of Mercilon?

Mercilon has a lower dosage of oestrogen than its most similar pill Marvelon. This means the risk of reducing oestrogen-related side effects - such as water retention, nausea and increased discharge - is greatly reduced. Mercilon is also proven to improve acne and treat polycystic ovary syndrome.

Other benefits which come with using the combined pill include regular, lighter and less painful periods as well as reduced premenstrual symptoms.

How does it work?

Mercilon contains a synthetic oestrogen called ethinylestradiol and a synthetic progestogen called desogestrel. These hormones work in three ways to prevent conception, resulting in over 99% efficiency in protecting against pregnancy.

The progestogen thickens the mucous in the cervix and also stops the womb lining from thickening. The oestrogen tricks the body into thinking that ovulation has already occurred, so the ovaries don’t release a mature egg.

These actions mean that it’s unlikely that sperm will even reach the womb in the first place, as the thickened mucous makes it hard for sperm to travel. It also means there’s nothing to fertilise if an egg isn’t present. Furthermore, if an egg were to be fertilised, it couldn’t develop because the womb lining can’t thicken, which cuts off the egg’s supply of nutrients.

Who can take it?

If you’re aged between 18 and 35 and don’t smoke, you may be able to take the Mercilon pill. However, certain medications can stop Mercilon from working, or the concentration of medication you are already taking can increase or stop being effective. This is why you must reveal if you’re using any medication during your consultation, in order for the doctor to check if this contraceptive is safe to use alongside other medication.

Certain conditions could stop you being able to use the Mercilon pill, including a history of, recent or existing: stroke; heart attack; diabetes; obesity; migraines or decreased liver function.

How do you take Mercilon?

You’ll need to take one Mercilon pill a day for 21 days, after which you’ll stop taking it for a week. In this time you will still be protected from pregnancy, though you may experience a withdrawal bleed.

If you take your first Mercilon pill on the first day of your period, it will be effective immediately. You can start using Mercilon up until the fifth day of your period, though you’ll need to use another method of contraception for a week because it can take seven days to become effective.

Are there any side effects?

Any prescription medication can cause side effects; however, any side effects experienced when using the pill are usually mild and disappear with time once your body has got used to the hormones. The common side effect associated with Mercilon is weight changes. Women also report developing chorea (involuntary movement disorder) or systematic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease), though this is very rare.

The reduced oestrogen dosage lessens the chance of experiencing water retention, nausea or migraines.

How can I buy Mercilon online?

It’s simple, quick and easy to buy Mercilon from HealthExpress.eu. You’ll need to complete a consultation, which takes a matter of minutes. This is reviewed by one of our registered doctors within the hour, after which you’ll be notified when a decision and diagnosis has been made. If you receive a prescription for the Mercilon pill, you’ll be sent the contraceptive via free next-day delivery.

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