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Prescribed contraception is used by millions of women worldwide to ensure protection against unwanted pregnancies.

63 Tablets
126 tablets
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What is Mercilon?

Mercilon contains two hormones, progesterone and oestrogen. For single hormone birth control see our birth control section. It is because of these two hormones that it is often known as the mini pill.

It is an effective method of contraception when taken orally.

How does Mercilon work?

The two hormones in Mercilon work together to significantly reduce the chance of a woman becoming pregnant. Oestrogen prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs and thickens the lining of the womb to prevent eggs from planting themselves into the womb. The progestogen makes the cervix uninhabitable for sperm by increasing the viscosity of the mucus lining. As a result, sperm cannot travel to the egg in order to fertilise it.

What should I know about Mercilon?

Mercilon can increase the risk of blood clots when taken for years at a time but it also prevents certain female cancers. Your prescriber or GP will assess whether the risks outweigh the benefits when prescribing you Mercilon. If Mercilon is not right for you we do have other contraceptive pills available that you can buy online now.

How do I take Mercilon?

Oral contraceptives only provide protection if taken regularly. You should take Mercilon for 21 days out of every 28. On the 7 days you do not take Mercilon your period will occur.

If you miss a dose, or are taking antibiotics, you should use additional protection, such as condoms, for 7 days.

Staying safe with Prescription Doctor

Your safety is important to us which is why we aim to provide you with as much information as possible so you stay safe when taking Mercilon or other birth control treatments on prescription.

You should speak to your doctor before taking Mercilon if:

  • You are about to have surgery
  • You are aged over 35 years
  • You are often immobile for long periods
  • You have an inflammatory bowel disease
  • You have circulation problems
  • You are galactose intolerance
  • You have or have a family history of hypertriglyceridemia.

 Side effects of Mercilon

It is important that you are able to identify the side effects of your prescribed medication. If anything seems out of the ordinary, seek medical intervention.

Side effects include:

  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Changes to weight
  • Low mood
  • Discharge from the breast
  • Fluid retention
  • Nausea
  • Heightened blood pressure
  • Skin disorders
  • Hives.

How to buy Mercilon online

As a trusted UK registered pharmacy dispensing only clinically tested, recognised medications, we are a chemist many trust for their birth control pill and emergency contraception. The emergency, morning after pill, contraception can be obtained from Prescription Doctor and will be dispatched as soon as possible after your order.

Privacy is of utmost importance

You will receive your package in a plain white box wrapped in 2 layers of unmarked, tamper proof packaging. There will be no indication that the parcel came from our UK registered pharmacy nor the contents therein.

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we will protect it at all costs.

Table of contents

What is Mercilon?

How does Mercilon work?

What should I know about Mercilon?

How do I take Mercilon?

Staying safe with Prescription Doctor

Side effects

How to buy Mercilon online?



Treatment information

  • Product Name: Mercilon
  • Active Ingredient(s): Ethinyl estradiol and Desogestrel
  • Manufacturer: MSD Pharma
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 150 mcg, 20 mcg
  • Exemption: POM
  • Application: Mercilon is a combined oral contraceptive pill (‘the Pill’). 
  • 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.
  • Alcohol consumption: No influence
Click here to view the Mercilon - Patient Information Leaflet

Ordering is simple.

  1. Click on the green proceed to consultation button
  2. Fill in our free confidential consultation form
  3. Choose delivery method and mode of payment
  4. Our team of expert prescribers will assess whether medication is suitable
  5. If you get the green light and it is deemed suitable, your order will be processed quickly and efficiently.

Safe and secured

Your privacy is important, PrescriptionDoctor are commitment to keeping your details completely confidential.

This is why we also take steps to hide your prescription products under two layers of packaging so prying eyes can never see the contents inside.

Discreet Delivery?

We have a commitment to delivering a discreet service and understand your need for trust and compliance. We ship all orders via a trackable courier using discreet, plain packaging.

Do I Need to Wait in All Day for Delivery?

Once your order is dispatched you will receive a tracking number.

Do You Deliver on Weekends?

We deliver medications between Monday and Friday and don’t deliver on weekends or bank holidays. This may change in the future.

My Order Hasn’t Arrived What Should I Do?

You should receive a tracking number with your order which you can use to track your parcel online. This should give you a clear indication of where your parcel is. If you haven’t received your parcel in the time frame given by our couriers, contact your local depot to find out where it is. You can also contact our support team who will do this for you.

Can I Be Notified by Text?

On checkout you will be asked to leave your mobile number so our courier can text you about the delivery. This is also useful if the courier has problems finding your address. We will not use your mobile number for anything else.

How Can I Pay for My Order?

You can pay for your order using credit, debit card or by bank transfer.

I Don’t Have a Credit Card, How Can I Pay?

If you don’t have a credit or debit card you can pay via bank transfer. We will give you a unique reference number at checkout along with details of how to make the transfer. Once the money has cleared in our account, we will process your order.

How Do You Keep My Details Safe?

We are a completely secure site and take many measures to ensure your details are kept safe. We understand that you have a right to extreme privacy when purchasing sensitive health medications.

Payment and refunds?

We only debit your card once the delivery has been Delivered Signed For. Before this, we may put the cost of the medication on hold to ensure you have the funds to pay for the product upon ordering. If your order is cancelled you need not to worry about a refund, as no funds will have left your account. Your money will be showing as available in you account in 2 – 3 days.

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