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Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 05/07/2021 Next review: 05/01/2022

What is Marvelon?

Marvelon is a combined contraceptive pill. It mimics two hormones; progesterone and oestrogen.

Like other combined oral contraceptives (COCs), Marvelon is reliable and reversible. When used correctly, it is 99% effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy.

In addition to being an effective birth control pill, Marvelon can also reduce premenstrual symptoms and make your periods more regular and less painful.

While Marvelon can prevent pregnancy, it does not prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea or HIV. To prevent the transmission of STIs, you should use condoms.


How does Marvelon work?

Marvelon contains two ingredients that mimic the natural female sex hormones known as progesterone and oestrogen.

Marvelon works by restricting the release of an egg from the ovaries and making it harder for sperm to swim to the egg.

These two actions reduce the risk of pregnancy.

How long does the Marvelon pill take to work?

If you start taking Marvelon on the first day of your period, you will be protected straight away.


How To Take Marvelon?

You must take Marvelon as instructed by your doctor to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Marvelon is available in strips of 21 pills marked with the days of the week.

  1. Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week.
  2. Follow the arrows on the strip. Take one pill each day until you finished all 21 pills.
  3. Once you have finished the strip, you should take a 7-day break from taking any pills. If you finish your last pill on a Friday, you should take the first pill of your next pack on the Saturday of the next week.
  4. During your 7-day pill-free break, you should have a withdrawal bleed similar to a period. As long as you have taken your pills correctly, you don't need to use additional contraception during these 7 pill-free days.
  5. You should start your next strip even if you are still bleeding. If taken correctly, you should take the first pill of each pack on the same day.

Swallow each pill whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the pills.

When should I start taking Marvelon?

If you are just starting to take Marvelon, or are beginning taking Marvelon again after a break, there are 2 ways you can begin taking it:

Take the first Marvelon pill on the first day of your period. If you start taking Marvelon on the first day of your period, you will be protected right away.

If your period has already started, begin taking Marvelon on the 5th day of your period, regardless of whether your bleeding has stopped. You must use additional contraception until you have taken the first 7 pills correctly.

If you are taking another contraceptive pill, speak to your doctor before switching to Marvelon.

If you are taking a 21-day pill, begin taking Marvelon the day after the end of your previous strip. You will be protected from taking the first pill but will not have a withdrawal bleed until you finish your first strip of Marvelon.

If you are taking a 28-day pill, start taking Marvelon the day after your last active pill. You will be protected straight away but will not experience a withdrawal bleed until you complete your first strip of Marvelon.

If you are taking a progestogen-only pill (mini pill or POP), start taking Marvelon on the first day of bleeding, even if you have taken a progestogen-only on that day. In this case, you will be protected right away. If you don't have a withdrawal bleed while taking the progestogen-only pill, you can stop taking it and start taking Marvelon the next day. However, you will need to use additional contraception, such as condoms, for the first 7 days.

If you are unsure when to start taking Marvelon, or how to take Marvelon, speak to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for advice.

What should I do if I miss a Marvelon pill?

If you miss a pill, follow the instructions in the patient information leaflet.

If you miss any of the pills and do not experience a withdrawal bleed in the first pill-free break, you might be pregnant. Speak to your doctor as soon as you can, or do a pregnancy test.

If you delay the start of the new strip or extend your 7-day pill-free break, your protection may be reduced. If you had sex during the 7-day pill-free break, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice. You may require emergency contraception. You should use additional contraception for 7 days.


Marvelon Side Effects and Cautions

Always read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

You can read the patient information leaflet for Marvelon online.

Who should not take Marvelon?

Marvelon is not suitable for everyone.

Marvelon may not be suitable for those sensitive to hormone changes and women over 35.

Do not take Marvelon if you:

  • are or suspect you might be pregnant
  • have cancer affected by sex hormones (cancer of the breast, womb lining or ovary)
  • have hepatitis C and are taking medicines containing ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir or dasabuvir
  • have or had a liver tumour
  • have or had pancreatitis associated with fatty substances in your blood
  • have or have had a type of migraine called "migraine with aura"
  • have or have recently had a severe liver disease
  • have unexplained vaginal bleeding

Speak to your doctor before taking Marvelon if you:

  • have brown patches on your face or body (chloasma)
  • have diabetes
  • have or ever had a problem with your heart, circulation or blood clotting
  • have or ever had migraines
  • have or ever had problems with your liver or kidneys
  • have or ever had severe depression
  • have or had problems while taking contraceptive pills

If you are unsure whether it is safe for you to take Marvelon, speak to your doctor.

If you have any underlying medical conditions, regardless of whether they are listed above, you should speak to your doctor before taking Marvelon.

Marvelon side effects

All medicines carry the risk of side effects, though not everyone who takes Marvelon will experience them.

You must familiarise yourself with the side effects associated with Marvelon.

Common side effects of Marvelon include:

  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Headaches
  • Mood changes (depression)
  • Nausea
  • Stomach aches
  • Weight gain

Uncommon Marvelon side effects include:

  • Breast enlargement
  • Decreased libido (low sex drive)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fluid retention (swelling of the extremities)
  • Migraine
  • Skin problems (rash or hives)
  • Vomiting

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Marvelon can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

If you experience any side effects, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, report them to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for advice.

Allergies

Do not take Marvelon if you are allergic to desogestrel, ethinylestradiol or any of its other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

Marvelon contains Lactose. Speak to your doctor before taking Marvelon if you have been told that you are sensitive to some sugars.

If you experience the signs of an allergic reaction after taking Marvelon, stop taking Marvelon immediately. Seek immediate medical attention by going directly to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you so that doctors treating you know exactly what and how much you took.

Signs of an allergic reaction can include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

You should always speak to your doctor before taking any medicine if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not take Marvelon if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.

If you become pregnant while taking Marvelon, stop taking Marvelon and speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

Do not take Marvelon if you are breastfeeding.

Other safety information

When completing our online medical form, make sure that you include all the medicines you are currently taking. This includes medicines prescribed to you or bought over the counter, including health and herbal supplements.

This is important for our prescribers to make sure that Marvelon is safe for you.

Marvelon may not work when taken alongside antibiotics or certain other medications.

Marvelon does not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia or HIV. It is advised to use another form of contraception, such as condoms, to reduce the risk of contracting an STD.

Do not take Marvelon past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Never throw away medicines via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medication to your local pharmacy ask them to dispose of them for you. This can help to protect the environment.

Always store Marvelon out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have the same condition as you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drink alcohol while taking the Marvelon pill?

Yes. You can drink alcohol while taking Marvelon.

You should avoid exceeding the recommended weekly limit of 14 units of alcohol per week.

Excessive alcohol consumption may cause vomiting, which may reduce the effectiveness of the Marvelon contraceptive pill. If you vomit, read the patient information leaflet supplied with your pill pack for instructions on what to do next.

Will Marvelon affect my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Marvelon should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Is Marvelon 100% effective against unwanted pregnancy?

No contraception is 100% effective against unwanted pregnancy. You should combine the pill with another method, such as condoms.

Does Marvelon cause weight gain?

Weight gain is a side effect of Marvelon. If you are concerned about any of the side effects of Marvelon, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

Is Marvelon good for acne?

Marvelon may inadvertently reduce acne breakouts. You may notice an improvement in your acne symptoms after a few months of taking Marvelon.

Does Marvelon cause blood clots?

Women taking Marvelon have an increased risk of blood clots than women taking other combined oral contraceptives or no hormonal contraceptive at all. However, the risk of blood clots caused by Marvelon is small. You should discuss the risks with your doctor before taking Marvelon.


Where Can I Buy Marvelon Pill?

You can buy Marvelon pills online from Prescription Doctor.

To begin your order, simply complete our online medical questionnaire for one of our doctors to review.

If your order is approved by one of our online prescribers before 3 pm on a weekday, our UK-based pharmacy can dispatch your item the same day using a fast and discreet delivery.

We've been prescribing birth control to females from our UK registered pharmacy for over a decade and developed our services to be as convenient and comprehensive as possible.

We keep all of your details completely confidential while offering many options for delivery. You can choose to have the birth control delivered to your home, to a friend or a place of work. In all instances, you will receive a one-hour delivery window that will enable you to fit the delivery in around your normal working day.

The package will arrive at your door in a double layer of discreet wrapping that gives no clue to the contents inside. Even if a curious family member peeked through the external packaging, they would find a plain white box underneath. They would have to rip open the whole thing to gain access to your medication and once the seals are broken they are impossible to fix. We guarantee complete privacy and confidence when buying from Prescription Doctor.


Table of contents

What is Marvelon?

How does Marvelon work?

How To Take Marvelon?

Marvelon Side Effects and Cautions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Buy Marvelon Pill?

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Marvelon
  • Active Ingredient(s): Ethinylestradiol and Desogestrel
  • Manufacturer: MSD Pharma
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 150mcg, 30mcg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only
  • Application: Women over 18
  • Dosage: 21-day pill - you take one each day for 21 days, followed by 7 days when you take no pills.
  • Description: Low-dose contraceptive contains two types of female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen.
  • Drug Class: Combine contraceptive pill
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Do not take when pregnant. Speak to your doctor for further advice
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take when breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice
Click here to view the Marvelon - Patient Information Leaflet

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