Buy Mercilon online
Mercilon is one of many types of oral contraceptive. It contains two hormones, an oestrogen hormone and a progestogen hormone which work together to stop you getting pregnant. When taken correctly, Mercilon is a highly effective form of contraception. Mercilon is a type of 21 day pill, meaning you take one pill a day for 21 days then have a 7 day break before starting the next pack.
You need a prescription from a GMC/EU certified doctor in order to buy this medication online. To buy Mercilon from Doctor-4-U, simply complete our online consultation and if you are deemed suitable, we will dispatch your medication usually within 24 hours. If you are not deemed suitable for Gedarel, you will receive a full refund.
Do you need a prescription for Mercilon?
Yes, you need a prescription from a GMC/EU certified doctor in order to buy Mercilon online. With Doctor-4-U’s easy consultation process, you can get a prescription for Mercilon safely and quickly. Select the item you want to buy, click “Start Consultation” and fill out the short medical questionnaire provided. If you are deemed suitable for your prescription, it will usually be dispatched within 24 hours. If not, you will receive a full refund.
What is the difference between Marvelon and Mercilon?
Chemically, these two types of oral contraceptive are very similar, as they are combined pills with the same hormones and are both 21 day pills. However Mercilon contains proportionally less of the oestrogen hormone, which may reduce some of the side effects in some women.
How does Mercilon work?
Mercilon contains two active ingredients. The first of these is ethinylestradiol, a synthetic version of a naturally occurring oestrogen hormone, and the second is desogestrel, a type of progestogen hormone. These work in combination to stop an egg being released into the ovaries and then fertilised.
As Mercilon does not help protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), you should also use a condom for to ensure safer sex, and you should take an STI test every time you have a new sexual partner.
Who is Mercilon suitable for?
Although Mercilon is designed for women over the age of puberty and before the age of menopause who want to prevent pregnancy, your medical history may mean it isn’t right for you.
You should not take Mercilon if:
- You are allergic to ethinylestradiol, desogestrel, or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet
- You are pregnant
- You or your family have a history of blood clots
- You have had angina, a heart attack or a stroke
- You have had breast cancer, or cancer of the genital organs
- You have bad migraines
- You have severe chronic liver disease
- You have unexplained vaginal bleeding
Like all medications, Mercilon may have side effects, but not everyone gets them. Common side effects include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes to your period
- Depression and mood swings
- Painful breasts
Taking Mercilon increases your chance of getting a blood clot, which can be very dangerous. Seek medical attention immediately if you think you may have developed a blood clot. Blood clots are more likely:
- With increasing age
- If you smoke
- If you are overweight
- If you have high blood pressure
- If a close relative has had a heart attack or stroke at a young age
- If you have a high level of fat in your blood
- If you get migraines
- If you have a problem with your heart
- If you have diabetes
There is a possible small link between Mercilon and breast cancer, which you can read about in the patient information leaflet.
Mercilon is known as a 21-day pill, which means you take one pill per day for 21 days until the blister pack is finished, then have 7 pill-free days before starting the next pack. When you begin taking Mercilon, take the first pill on the first day of your period. Make sure you take Mercilon at a similar time of day each day. The patient information leaflet contains information on what to do if you miss a pill.
How is my order shipped to me?
When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.