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Marvelon is a combined contraceptive method that is almost 100% effective at stopping pregnancy because it works in three different ways.
Marvelon pills can help reduce period cramps and can make your menstruation cycle more predictable.

  • Almost 100% effective at stopping pregnancy
  • Convenient 21 day course
  • Can help regulate periods and manage premenstrual conditions
  • It contains two active ingredients, desogestrel 150mcg and ethinylestradiol 30mcg
Free delivery within 24 hours as standard on all orders
Free consultation with all orders (no prior-prescription required)
Marvelon FAQs

What are the benefits of using Marvelon pills?

One of the main benefits of using an oral contraceptive such as Marvelon is that it provides you with immediate and convenient protection against pregnancy if you take it on the first day of your period. If it is not possible to take the pill on the first day of your period, you can take it up until the fifth day of your period, but it will then take approximately seven days to become fully effective. Apart from having a contraceptive effect, this birth control pill can also help make your periods less uncomfortable and will make them more regular.

How does this birth control pill work?

Marvelon pills contain both artificial oestrogen and progestogen, which means that it works in three ways to provide protection against pregnancy. It tells your body that ovulation has already occurred – when it hasn't – which stops the release of an egg for fertilisation. This oral contraception thickens the cervical mucus, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the womb. This contraceptive pill also prevent the womb lining from thickening so that an egg can implant itself, in the unlikely event that an egg does get released

Who can take this contraceptive?

Most women over the age of 18 can safely purchase and use Marvelon contraceptive pills. However, there are certain health conditions and medications with which this contraceptive cannot be used.

You will not be advised to use this birth control pill if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some people can't use this treatment because of medical reasons and we advise you to mention any health conditions or medications you are taking in your online consultation when you order Marvelon pills.

Who cannot take this contraceptive?

You should not use this contraceptive if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. Similarly, you shouldn't take Marvelon pills if you are over 35, smoking, if you have a history of heart or circulation problems or if you have ever had a stroke. You should ensure that you mention any medication you are currently taking, or any other relevant health-related information during your free online consultation so that the doctor can make sure that you can safely use this medicine to your benefit.

How do you take Marvelon pills?

Ideally, you should start taking Marvelon pills on the first day of your period for immediate protection against conception. It is a 21-day pill that you need to take for 21 consecutive days of your cycle, followed by a seven-day break before you start your next strip.

During the seven-day break period you will be completely protected, but you will experience a withdrawal bleed during this time. This bleeding replaces your period and is your body's way of removing the contraceptive hormones safely from your system. Because you are not ovulating, bleeding is usually less uncomfortable than during a normal period. You should take these birth control pills at the same time each day to maximize its effectiveness.

Are there any side effects?

Some women may be less tolerant than others of the ingredients ethinylestradiol and desogestrel that are present Marvelon pills. If you are using this contraceptive method for the first time, you may experience mild side effects until your body has adjusted to the new hormones. However, if the side effects don't go away, it is advisable to change to a contraceptive with different hormones or lower concentrations of artificial oestrogen and progestogen. The most common side effects of these birth control pills are nausea, headaches, vomiting, bloating, breast pain or tenderness, increased hair growth, changes in weight or appetite or changes in sex drive and periods.

Can I buy Marvelon pills online?

You can buy Marvelon contraceptive pills online from euroClinix, by completing a free and confidential consultation form. Based on our doctor's diagnosis of your health, a valid prescription will then be issued and your treatment will be dispensed from our registered pharmacy and shipped via free overnight courier.

Dr Stamatios Poupalos

"Hormonal contraception is used by millions of women to safely prevent pregnancy. euroClinix allows you to order your contraception online, when it’s not entirely convenient to go to your doctor."

Genuine medication

Here at euroClinix, your safety is our priority. That is why we only supply genuine treatments dispensed by registered UK pharmacies.

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)MSD Pharna - Marvelon
  • Genuine medication
  • Prescribed by a registered doctor
  • Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy

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