Mercilon is a low dosage oral contraceptive that overrides the menstrual cycle to prevent pregnancy. It is also a monophasic pill, meaning that it contains the synthetic hormones desogestrel 0.15mg and ethinylestradiol 20mg which provide a steady stream of hormones that mimic the body's hormonal transitions through the menstrual cycle. For full contraceptive cover, it is best to start taking this contraceptive on the first day of your menstrual cycle.
The majority of oral contraceptive pills use the same three mechanisms to protect against pregnancy. The Mercilon pill is no different, which is the reason why the pill is so effective, as it provides more than one way to prevent pregnancy. The daily dose of hormones in this combined contraceptive pill works mainly by tricking your body into thinking that ovulation has already happened. The treatment essentially prevents an egg from ripening and being released from the ovaries each month, therefore there is nothing for the sperm to fertilise. It also thins the lining of the uterus, making it harder for an egg to implant itself and grow. This contraceptive pill will not work if you are already pregnant.
Mercilon pill provides other beneficial qualities apart from pregnancy prevention, these may include:
The Mercilon hormonal contraceptive pill is suitable for us by:
Please ensure that you fill in the online consultation correctly, also stating if you are currently taking any medication, as it will help the doctor understand whether the combination of the treatments are suitable, or whether you would need to stop taking either.
Precautions should be taken before choosing to use the Mercilon pill, it is not deemed suitable for:
When you buy the Mercilon pill, it is advised that you read the provided patient leaflet before using it. Standard usage procedures include for you to:
At the very latest, you can start taking the Mercilon pill up to day five of your menstrual cycle without needing to use additional contraception when you start. However, starting as late as the fifth day of your cycle may prove ineffective for certain women with short menstrual cycles, and an added protective barrier such as a condom may be required for up to seven days.
You should not worry if you forgot to take your Mercilon pill. As soon as you remember make sure you take it and carry on your daily usage as normal. If it is more than 24 hours before you remember, do not take two pills to compensate for the previously forgotten dose. Carry on your standard daily use as normal, but ensure you also use an added contraceptive barrier such as a condom for 7 days, till you are covered again by the contraceptive pill. Ensure you read the product leaflet for more advice on forgetting to use your pill.
As with most hormonal oral contraceptives, minor side effects are common and to be expected. In most cases, they will not be a major cause for concern. These include:
If the side effects become bothersome or start to worsen, then contact your doctor immediately for further advice and a possible alternative.
When you order your Mercilon contraceptive pill pack from Meds4all you receive the following benefits:
If you have any further questions about the order process, then please do not hesitate to contact one of our patient advisors on the 'Live Chat' link or call us.