Mercilon is an effective and reliable combined oral contraceptive pill. Choose Mercilon for a low dose oestrogen pill.

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3 x 21 tablet(s) - £18.90

6 x 21 tablet(s) - £25.00

How does Mercilon work?

Mercilon works using 2 female sex hormones, similar to those your body produces naturally. These are the progestogen desogestrel and the oestrogen ethinyl estradiol. Mercilon works as birth control by:

  • increasing the thickness of the mucus around your cervix so sperm cannot get into your womb and fertilise an egg
  • stopping an egg being released from your ovaries during ovulation

Mercilon does not stop you from getting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like HIV. Use protection like a condom and get regular STI health checks at your local sexual health clinic.

Who can take Mercilon?

You can take Mercilon if you:

  • have never had a blood clot
  • do not have a blood clotting disorder
  • do not need to have an operation soon
  • do not have hepatitis C
  • do not have angina
  • have never had a stroke or heart attack
  • have not got high blood pressure
  • do not have diabetes
  • have not got high levels of cholesterol or fat in your blood
  • do not have b cancer, breast cancer or liver cancer
  • do not have hyperhomocysteinaemia
  • do not have liver disease
  • do not have migraines with aura
  • are not allergic to any of the ingredients in Mercilon
  • are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • do not have unexplained vaginal bleeding

You can read the patient information leaflet in your pack of Mercilon pills. Or speak to your doctor for advice before taking Mercilon.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 01 Sep 2021

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