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Contraception is the intentional use of artificial means or techniques to avert pregnancy – a result of sexual intercourse. In simple words, contraception is birth control. It ensures that you are totally protected from the risk of unexpected pregnancy. Most of the contraceptives work on one of the four preventions: the female egg from being released every month, sperms from reaching the female egg, blocking the reproductive function in both males and females or preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.

Marvelon tablets are also known as ‘the pills’ or ‘combined oral contraceptive pills’. They are a type of hormonal contraceptive medicines. Two active ingredients are present in Marvelon: ethinylestradiol and desogestrel. They are synthetic versions of the sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone which are naturally present in the females. Ethinylestradiol represents oestrogen and desogestrel is a substitute for progesterone. Marvelon pills reduce the chances of ovulation. They make it difficult for the sperm to enter into the womb, prevent the egg formation every month, and stop egg fertilization in the uterus. Marvelon tablets are one of the most reliable reversible methods of contraception.

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  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Usually, the course starts on the first day of your period, but your doctor will guide you with the start date
  • 1 tablet daily (or as prescribed by the doctor)
  • One packet contains 21 tablets for 21 days
  • Take a 7-day break after 21 days
  • If you miss one dose, take it as soon as you remember
  • If you remember and it is time for the next dose, take two pills together

  • Feeling sick
  • Headache
  • Stomach cramps
  • Mood swings
  • Leg cramps
  • Depression

Serious Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Breast tenderness
  • Fluid retention
  • Increased weight
  • Change in sex drive
  • Menstrual changes
  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Change in vaginal discharge
  • Severe leg cramps
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Changes in the blood test results
  • Sudden chest pain
  • Sudden breathlessness
  • Swelling of the leg
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Severe headache
  • Loss of sight
  • Numbness in the body
  • Jaundice signs
  • Blood clots in the liver, stomach, kidneys, or eye

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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I am contemplating trying the Pills, but apparently is it harmful for younger women?

No. The risks surrounding the pills aren’t big at all, but they become much higher when taken by older women. In the age group of 16-25, the danger of experiencing any unpleasant side effects is very small.

Do birth control pills protect me from STIs?

Birth control contraceptives do not protect you from STIs. However, only condoms can help to effectively prevent most STIs.

Do birth control pills cause weight gain?

No. There is no research to conclude that birth control pills cause weight gain. However, the birth control shot/injection has, in some cases, been linked to weight gain in certain women.

Which birth control method is the most effective?

Certain methods of birth control are more popular than others, but finding the method most suitable for you completely differs from person to person. If you are looking to prevent pregnancy as greatly as possible, we’d recommend using a highly effective form of birth control (such as COC, ring, UID, etc.) as well as condoms. This way, you will be receiving prevention from pregnancy and protection from STD transmission.

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