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What is Marvelon?
Marvelon containing the 2 active ingredients ethinylestradiol and desogestrel is a type of combined hormonal contraceptive also known as “the pill”. It works by changing the body’s hormonal balance so the ovaries do not ovulate and to increase the thickness of the natural mucus at the neck of the womb to make it more difficult for sperm to cross the vagina into the womb and reaching an egg. Some women may also take the tablets to regulate and have lighter and less painful menstrual bleeding.
How is Marvelon used?
Marvelon should be taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken consecutively for 21 days and rest period of 7 days without the pill. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a drink of water. Always swallow it whole and not bite, chew or crush the tablet before consuming. Contact a doctor for the correct cycle of treatment as it will depend on the patient’s condition and their response to the therapy.
Patients using Marvelon may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Breast tenderness or pain
- Vaginal thrush
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Change in menstrual bleeding
- Mental or mood changes
- Decreased sex drive
- Unusual or rapid weight changes
- Vaginal infection
- Unusual vaginal discharge
If you forget one pill, take it as soon possible and you will still be protected against pregnancy. You will not be protected against pregnancy if you miss two or more pills.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Marvelon is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.