Marvelon Contraceptive Pill

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... Although this is natural, Marvelon doesn't give you the option of taking sugar pills over the 7 day break. My sister is on a separate brand which does provide this sugar pill break which I would suggest is a good idea as it gets the person into a habit of taking a pill everyday. I however, ... Read review

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Community Level 2princessch...

princesschaos

No real problems with the pill apart from that its easily forgotten!

AdvantagesSmall tablets so easy to swallow, clearly labelled packet, minimal side effects, helped my acne

DisadvantagesForgettable, affected by vomiting and diarrhoea, links to cancer risks,

"...period. Although this is natural, Marvelon doesn't give you the option of taking sugar pills over the 7 day break. My sister is on a separate brand which does provide this sugar pill break which I would suggest is a good idea as it gets the person into a habit of taking a pill everyday. I however, struggled to get into this habit of daily taking a pill which was always thrown anyways when the sugar week required me not to take ..." Read review
02.03.2012

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Community Level 6Lucie_S1984

Lucie_S1984

Marvellous Marvelon!

AdvantagesHardly any Side Effects, No Pregnancy, Helps Skin.

DisadvantagesA Little Nausea!

"...to have a period but Marvelon is also available in 28 day packs too. * What's Special about Marvelon? * Marvelon was approved for usage in the early 1980s and since then has merely grown in circulation. It is a combined pill (it contains both estrogen and progestin) and also a low dose pill (containing only 30 micrograms of estrogen so minimising risk from side long term effects). It prevents an egg being released from the ovaries and also changes ..." Read review
08.01.2005

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Community Level 3glitter-fa...

glitter-fairy

Marvelon -contraceptive pill

AdvantagesDon't get pregnant

Disadvantagesremembering to take the pill every day

"...time, I was 20). HOW DOES MARVELON WORK? Marvelon come's in a slim blue and white box, with three packs of pills in the box. Each pack is enough for one month. There are 21 pills in each pack( One a day), which easily pop out of the foil pouch, for convience there are the days of the week above each pill so you can easily see if you have taken the days pill. After taking the pills for 21 days, there is then a 7 day rest for your period, ..." Read review
20.06.2006

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Community Level 4Eudora

Eudora

Sex - Safe but Painful

Advantagesprevents pregnancy, free on NHS, regulates periods and make them lighter and less painful

Disadvantagescan cause horribe side effects

"...for me. My doctor recommended Marvelon to me as I am prone to headaches and this was apparently one which was less likely to provoke them compared to other kinds. Marvelon is produced in the Netherlands and contains the active ingredients desogestrel (150 micrograms) and ethinylestradiol (30 micrograms). It does have a low dose of the synthetic oestrogen hormone (the latter of the two ingredients) although I should note that this is not the lowest ..." Read review
17.02.2001

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Community Level 1gasp1234

gasp1234

marvelon for contraception

Advantageseffective with less side effects

DisadvantagesNot 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 and progesterone. Mechanism of action : - It prevents ovulation ( that prevents release of egg from ovaries) - it makes the cervical mucus thick and ..." Read review
22.07.2007

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Long Name Contraceptive Pill
Type Contraceptive Pills
Manufacturer Marvelon
Type for Subname Female Contraception

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