What is Mercilon?
Mercilon is a combined contraceptive pill, which contains two active ingredients, namely ethinylestradiol 20 micrograms and desogestrel 150 micrograms. To explain, these are synthetic versions of the natural female sex hormones, estrogen, and progesterone. Moreover, Mercilon is the world's first ovulation inhibitor with only 0.02 milligrams of ethinylestradiol. Due to this, the medication is often referred to as a micro-pill.
Mercilon uses and available dosage
You can use Mercilon as a safe contraceptive method. Besides, the micro-pill reduces the hormones in your body and improves menstruation disorders. If taken regularly, it can lead to regular, lighter, and less painful menstrual bleeding. Another keynote, the micro-pill doesn’t protect you against sexually transmitted infections. You still need to use condoms or other methods to prevent that.
How does Mercilon work?
The active substances in Mercilon, namely the hormones, prevent your ovaries from releasing an egg. In other words, the pill stops the process of ovulation. Besides, Mercilon also makes it difficult for sperm to reach an egg, or for an egg to implant itself in the lining of your womb.
How to take the contraceptive pill Mercilon
The recommended dosage is one Mercilon pill per day. Moreover, you should take the tablet every day, at the same time, for 21 days. After that, take a seven-day break during the menstruation. Start the next pack on day 8, even if you are still bleeding. Also, in case you want to delay your period, take two packets, without a break. After that, have the seven-day break at the end of the two packets to get your period again.
When can I start taking the micro-pill?
Because your medical history is of utmost importance, check with a doctor if the pill is suitable for you. For instance, a recent abortion or miscarriage can affect your reaction to the medicine. Based on the information you provide, your physician will advise on how soon you'll be protected against pregnancy. For some women, it will be after immediate use. However, most women need to use other methods of contraception, such as condoms.
What can I do in case I miss a pill?
In case you miss one pill, take it as soon as possible, whenever you get the chance. To clarify, you should take the pill even if it is very close or at the same time as the next tablet. However, if you miss two or more pills, you won't be protected. Take the last pill you missed as soon as possible and then continue the process, every day, as normal.
Mercilon side effects
When using Mercilon you should pay particular attention to any signs of clogged veins or arteries. Swelling in the leg associated with pressure pain, warming, or change in skin tone may be the signs. However, Mercilon side effects do not necessarily occur due to the low hormone dosage of the micro-pill.
Very common side effects:
- Spotted bleeding
Frequent side effects:
- Increased breast sensitivity and tenderness
- Enlargement of the breast
- Fluid secretions of the mammary glands
- Menstrual pain
- Vaginal inflammation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Decreased libido
- Depressed mood, nervousness, mood swings
Occasional side effects:
- Increase in blood pressure
- Abdominal cramps
- More appetite
- Pigmentation disorders, especially in the face
- Hair loss
- Increase in body hair, especially in the face
Rare to very rare side effects
- Change in blood glucose levels
- problems with contact lenses
- Varicose veins
- Gallbladder diseases and stones
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (skin disease)
- Inflammation of the optic nerve
- Chorea minor (neurological disorder)
Avoid taking Mercilon in the following situations:
- Have or had a blood clot in any organ
- Before surgery
- If you need to rest and not move for a long time
- Previous heart attack or stroke
- Severe diabetes with damage to the blood vessels
- Are over age 35 and smoke
- Earlier breast cancer
The Mercilon intake should be avoided by all means if you take the following medicines:
- Antifungal drugs
- Heart medication
- Herbal products
Since there are a variety of medications in these categories, a doctor must be consulted before taking Mercilon.
Is it safe to order Mercilon online without a prescription?
There are platforms where you can order the contraceptive pill Mercilon without a prescription. However, for health reasons, we can only advise against taking this pill without obtaining a medical opinion first. Do not order Mercilon if the prescription is not issued to you by a certified physician.
Is Mercilon suitable for all women?
In general, the Mercilon micro-pill is suitable for young women, who don’t have any severe health issues. Moreover, in heavy menstrual bleeding, the drug is also suitable because it regulates the menstruation and reduces the symptoms.
However, Mercilon is not suitable for women who have an increased risk of getting a blood clot, especially women over 35 who smoke. For further information on contraindications, please consult the above-mentioned list.
Order oral contraceptives at Apomeds
Apomeds connects you to mail-order pharmacies and EU-accredited physicians. The experienced doctors will carefully check your questionnaire for contraindications and interactions. In other words, you can safely and discreetly order your birth control pill online, right on this platform. Please note we can only issue a follow-up prescription for birth-control pills.
In addition to the birth contraceptive pill Mercilon, we also have the following birth contraceptive pills in the range:Microgynon, Qlaira,Yasmin, Cilique, Lizinna
Can I take Mercilon after having a baby?
If you are breastfeeding, it is not advised to use contraceptive pills. However, in case you are not breastfeeding, you should be able to take Mercilon more than 3 weeks after giving birth. Discuss with your prescribing physician about the necessary precautions and risks.
Does Mercilon improve acne?
Typically, the combination of its active ingredients can improve acne in women. Though contraceptives can be beneficial, they can increase the possibility of experiencing side effects, such as breast tenderness or nausea. Talk to your doctor about how your medical history and age may affect your risks with Mercilon for acne.
Can I take Mercilon if I am a smoker?
Birth control pills pose risks to your health if you are a smoker and older than 35. To explain, estrogen can place additional stress on blood vessels leading to severe side effects, such as stroke. Inform your doctor that you are a smoker and mention the number of cigarettes you use regularly. Also, you can ask for a plan to help you quit smoking. Please note that recreational drugs, such as marijuana, can affect your birth control pill's effectiveness.
Buy Mercilon online
To buy Mercilon tablets from Apomeds, you have to fill out a short questionnaire. After that, in case your request gets approved, you may select the desired medication and order it online. Another key point is that the purchase of Mercilon is possible only through a follow-up prescription. To explain, you can order this product only if you used it or other similar medication before. The prescription will be issued to you and sent home together with the oral contraceptive in a discrete package. It could not be easier and more convenient for you! More information on how Apomeds works, can be found here.
Medically reviewed by:
Walter Brinker studied medicine in Cologne. After his specialist training in gynecology and obstetrics and several years as a senior physician, he settled in Remscheid, where he now runs a joint practice with two colleagues. He was educated in the USA, China, Poland, Congo, Zimbabwe and later also taught there. He is also in possession of the American approbation. In Germany he conducts seminars on contraceptives. Through his work abroad, he is also trained in travel medicine and supervises travel groups on exotic trips around the world as a doctor.