If you are looking for a reliable contraceptive pill, try Marvelon. Aside from the benefit of preventing pregnancy, there are a lot of benefits to using contraceptive pills. Below you will find more on its purpose, advantages, side effects, and so much more.

What is Marvelon? 

Marvelon is a combined oral contraceptive pill that contains oestrogen and progestogen. This low-dose contraceptive prevents the egg from being released from your ovaries to avoid pregnancy. It also thickens the mucus in your cervix to make it difficult for the sperm to enter the uterus.

Its benefits are as follows:

  • If used correctly, a reliable reversible method of contraception
  • Does not interrupt sexual activity
  • Makes menstruation lighter, less painful, and regular
  • Helps to provide relief to pre-menstrual symptoms

You can purchase this contraceptive only with a doctor’s prescription and taken as directed to ensure the best results. 

What Conditions should I consider before taking Marvelon? 

You should tell your doctor about any underlying personal or familial medical conditions before you take Marvelon to avoid any adverse effects. It is best not to take Marvelon if you have the conditions listed below:

  • Have or have had a blood clot in a blood vessel in any other your organs
  • Protein C and S deficiency, antithrombin-III deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Have had a heart attack or stroke
  • Have or have had angina pectoris or transient ischaemic attack
  • Severe diabetes
  • Extremely high blood pressure
  • Very high level of fat in the blood
  • Hyperhomocysteinaemia
  • Have or have had a migraine
  • Have or have had a severe liver disease 
  • Have or have had a liver tumour
  • Have or have had a pancreatitis
  • Known or suspecting pregnancy
  • Cancer in any sex organs, e.g., breasts, ovaries, etc.
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Have hepatitis C 
  • Allergic to any ingredients of Marvelon

How to Take Marvelon? 

Marvelon 21, is a birth control pill that you take for 21 days at the same time every day, followed by seven (7) pill-free days. You should complete another 21-day after the pill-free days.

No preceding use of hormonal contraceptives in the past month

It is preferable to take the first pill on the first day of your period in which case, there is no need for additional contraceptive methods. However, if the menstruation is already on the second, third, or fourth day, you should take the pill on the fifth day; in this case, you should use of additional non-hormonal contraceptives for the first seven days. 

Who Can Use Marvelon? 

Taking any medication should be based on the advice of a licensed medical professional. Anyone with any underlying medical condition, as mentioned above, should consult the doctor family planning nurse or doctor first.

If you are pregnant or suspect to be pregnant, stop taking Marvelon immediately and seek advice from your doctor. Also, breastfeeding women should not use the pill as it can affect the milk product; only use it after weaning. Adolescents below the age of 18 should seek advice from doctors before using Marvelon as there the safety and efficacy of desogestrel at the said age are not yet established.