Mercilon is an oral hormonal contraceptive often called a combined pill because it contains two active hormones called ethinylestradiol and desogestrel. Mercilon is used to prevent pregnancy, but the use of this pill also results in lighter, less painful, and more regular menstrual bleeding. This pill is called a low-dose contraceptive as it only contains 20 mcg of ethinylestradiol. You can buy Mercilon online from our pharmacy. 

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Product Description

How Does Mercilon Work?

Mercilon contains two active ingredients, ethynylestradiol, which is a synthetic version of oestrogen, and desogestrel, a synthetic form of progesterone both of which are naturally occurring female sex hormones. Combined contraceptive pills like Mercilon work by overriding the normal menstrual cycle, by tricking the body into believing ovulation has already occurred. This prevents the egg from ripening and releasing from the ovaries each month.

The hormones in Mercilon also thicken the natural mucus at the womb's neck, which makes it very difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb and reach an egg to fertilise it. The pill also changes the quality of the womb lining, so it is less conducive for the implantation of a fertilised egg.


The Benefits of Taking Mercilon

Mercilon tablets prevent unwanted pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg during the menstrual cycle, and by making the womb more hostile for sperm. Mercilon also helps to make your period more regular, lighter, and less painful for those who suffer from their periods. It can also help decrease the risk of ovarian cysts.

You can stop taking Mercilon pills whenever you want without consulting a doctor or pharmacist. Mercilon is easily reversible and fertility will return immediately after you stop taking the medication. Some serious diseases, like ovarian cancer, can be reduced by taking a combined pill like Mercilon.


How Effective is Mercilon?

When Mercilon is taken correctly, it is 99% effective for preventing pregnancies.

It is important to follow all of the instructions for this medication carefully, and it is recommended that you take the tablet at the same time every day. It can be hard to remember to take your pill at the same time daily, so it is recommended that you put a reminder on your phone.


How to Take Mercilon

Mercilon should be taken once every day for 21 consecutive days, with a seven-day break afterwards where you do not take a pill. During the 7 days that you do not take the pill, you will usually suffer from withdrawal bleeding, this is similar to a normal period. After the seven pill-free days, you should start a new pack of Mercilon the next day, whether you are bleeding or not. You are still protected against pregnancy during the pill free week as long as you take the pills correctly during the first three weeks and start the next packet on time.

The pills come in a calendar pack which clearly marks the days of the week, so it is easy to remember that you have to take a pill each day for three weeks. You should try to take the pill at the same time each day. Swallow the tablets whole with water, and they can be taken with or without a meal.

Start taking the pill on the first day of your menstrual cycle for the medication to protect you against pregnancy immediately. If a doctor believes you are not pregnant, you can start taking Mercilon at any time during your menstrual cycle, but you may not always be immediately protected against pregnancy, so you should use other forms of contraception for the first seven days.

If you forgot to take a pill or accidentally start a new pack a day late, you should take the missed pill as soon as you remember even if this means taking two pills in one day. Then you should continue taking the rest of the pack as normal. You will still be protected against pregnancy.

If you forget to take two or more pills or start a pack two or more days late, you will not be protected against pregnancy, so you will need to use other forms of contraception.

If you have diarrhoea or vomit within two hours of taking your pill, you should take another pill as soon as you feel better as the hormones may not have been absorbed into your bloodstream.

Women who have just given birth but are not breastfeeding can start taking Mercilon on the 21st day after giving birth. If you have suffered a miscarriage or had an abortion you can start taking Mercilon immediately afterwards.


Side Effects of Mercilon

Like any other medicine, Mercilon comes with the risk of some side effects, but not everybody will experience them. Some of the side effects that this medication can cause are more common than others, but if you suffer any side effects that cause concern, you should get in touch with your GP or doctor as soon as possible. Some side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Water retention
  • Changes in body weight
  • Breast tenderness or enlargement
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Skin reactions
  • Diminished sex drive
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gallstones
  • Blood clots in the blood vessels


Who Can and Cannot Use Mercilon?

Mercilon, like many other medications, can interact negatively with some medications and health conditions. If any of the following apply to you, you should avoid using Mercilon:

  • You currently or previously suffered from thrombosis
  • You have previously suffered from a heart attack
  • You have previously suffered from an angina attack
  • You have previously suffered from a stroke or a mini-stroke
  • You currently or previously suffered from breast cancer
  • You are over the age of 35
  • You are a smoker
  • You suffer from a past history of migraines
  • You suffer from high blood pressure
  • You suffer from diabetes with complications
  • You are obese
  • You suffer from liver disease
  • You have given birth in the last 3 weeks
  • You are currently breastfeeding


Buy Mercilon Online 

You can buy Mercilon online safely through MedsRUs. Mercilon is a prescription-only medication meaning that you cannot buy the medication over the counter from supermarkets or pharmacies. However, if you do not want to go through the hassle of visiting your doctor for a face-to-face consultation, you can arrange a consultation with MedsRUs to get a prescription for Mercilon with the click of a button.

During this quick and easy process, you simply have to fill in a simple medical questionnaire so our certified prescribers can confirm it is the right treatment for you, once the prescribers have confirmed this, you will be provided with a prescription and the medication will be dispensed immediately and sent directly to you.

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