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Small tablets so easy to swallow, clearly labelled...

Forgettable, affected by vomiting and diarrhoea, l...

This contraceptive pill was the first method of contraception I was formally ever put on so was naturally a bit nervous as to what the side effects were of taking a contraceptive pill! I had heard lots of off-putting rumours like it gives you cancer and it makes you gain weight like crazy - so of...

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Excellent

“Marvellous Marvelon!”

published 08/01/2005

Hardly any Side Effects, No Pregnancy, Helps Skin.

A Little Nausea!

Now when it comes to the contraceptive pill I consider myself to be quite an expert, well more so than my boyfriend anyway who is constantly telling me things he's heard about it on the TV or Tricia which really do not qualify him as a doctor... if only he'd listen! * My Experience with The Pill...

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Excellent

“Marvelon -contraceptive pill”

published 20/06/2006

Don't get pregnant

remembering to take the pill every day

HISTORY OF MARVELON Marvelon was origionally brought out in the 1980's, it contatins 150g of microgram desogestrel and 30 microgram ethinylestradiol. This means it's a combined low-dose oral contraceptive. To me this means nothing, I didn't really think about what my body would be taking in when...

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Excellent

“marvelon for contraception”

published 22/07/2007

effective with less side effects

Not suitable for all

Marvelon is the only pill I tried and it suited me fine. I did not have to try any other pill. Marvelon is a low dose contraceptive pill. It contains ethinyl estradiol and desogestrol as active ingredients . These are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones, oestrogen...

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Good

“Sex - Safe but Painful”

published 17/02/2001

prevents pregnancy, free on NHS, regulates periods...

can cause horribe side effects

The female oral contraceptive pill (known simply as 'the pill') has been around since the 1960s and has been well known for its convenience of being a fully reversible and easy-to-administer method of preventing pregnancy. It is a discreet and private way of enjoying sex without having to worry...

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Excellent

Completely pain free periods!

Makes you a bit irritable at times

Marvelon is the second brand of pill I have been on. As the pill I tried before it put me through what was one of the worst experiences of my life, I didn't expect Marvelon to work half as well as it did and thought it was a nightmare just waiting to happen. However, 6 months later, I'm still...

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Satisfactory

“Not so marvelous Marvelon.”

published 30/03/2007

Easy to use, seems reliable, periods are ok.

Acne, AWFUL mood swings, etc.

I've tried a long succession of contraceptive pills over the past few years, with a wide variety of annoying side effects. Marvelon is the latest one my doctor has shunted me onto in an attempt to find something I can tolerate. It's a standard sort of monophasic combined pill - all the pills are...

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Excellent

Prevents pregnancy, can help lower lipid levels.

Not good for smokers

Marvelon is a contraceptive for use as regular contraceptive. It contains both synthetic progesterone an synthetic oestrogen. These hormones act on the female genital tract and certain areas in the brain to prevent the release of an ovum (egg) from the ovaries, hence preventing pregnancy...

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Excellent

“Thank god for Marvelon”

published 02/09/2004

Convenient

None

I was shunted on to Marvelon about 18 months ago when I was 19. I'd been taking Microgynon 30 which caused me to have constant headaches and bad skin, then Dianette which didn't improve either my skin or my headaches, then the mini pill, which I couldn't take regularly enough due to my lifestyle...

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“Great for me, I hope!”

published 03/02/2006

no pregnancy, MUCH better periods

worried about risks

I started taking Marvelon when I was 14 years old because of really painful and irregular periods. I'm still on it now and I'm 27, though there have been breaks along the way. The longest of these breaks was after the infamous Pill Scare in 1995 when doctors thought third-generation combined...

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Not for me

“My experience with Marvelon”

published 28/10/2004

Low-dose, so good for anyone with bad circulation,...

Increase in body hair (!), non-stop periods

Marvelon is the 4th pill I've tried, and the one I'm on at the moment, but I need to change because it's really not suitable for me at all. Marvelon is one of the lower-dose pills, so its effects were sort of 'diluted' in a way. I experienced no weight gain, no increase in breast size, no water...

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Excellent

12hour leeway for taking it,good cintraception

side effects debatable

Marvelon is a combined pill containing oestrogen and the progestin desogestrel It is one of the newest low dose contraceptives although risk of thrombosis with this style of pill is slighter higher than prveious generation pills. Pills come in packs of 21 or 28 and they are taken every day for 3...

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Not for me

“awful-on”

published 22/05/2009

no weight gain, periods have remained normal

nausea, depression, headaches, acne, loss of libid...

I had been on cileste for about a year and half when i had a bout of sudden unexplained nausea, thought i was pregnant but negative so believed it to be my pill and changed to 'marvelon'. So far I've had an awful experience with marvelon (I'm on my second pack of it atm) but Im going to stick it...

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“Not so marvellous..!”

published 05/12/2009

Regular periods, and of course, still no kids

nausea, mood swings, migraines

I'm not going to write about how it all works...that's what the leaflet's for! However, my personal experience was OK, although I have now stopped taking it due to violent migraines and been put on a POP. Which brings me to a list of not-so-nice side effects that I've experienced: I felt pregnant...

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Super

clearer skin, great contraception, easier periods,...

tender breasts during period, moodiness, sometimes...

Marvelon is a combined contraceptive pill containing Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms plus desogestrel 150 micrograms. Its primary use is as a contraceptive, but it had anti-androgenic effects, making it a good pill to help improve acne and excess hair. For me, Marvelon was a fantastic pill for...

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