Marvelon contraceptive tablets
Marvelon is contraceptive pill which contains synthetic oestrogen and progestogen. Marvelon is an oral pill that shouls to be taken daily in order to provide 24 hour protection against pregnancy. Marvelon is over 99% effective as a method of birth control and can also help to alleviate menstrual cramps and regulate your cycle. The convenience of a daily pill makes Marvelon a popular contraceptive choice for women.
Marvelon works thanks to its two active ingredients: ethinylestradiol (synthetic oestrogen) and desogestrel (synthetic progestogen). These hormones work in conjunction in order to prevent pregnancy in 99% of cases. Marvelon protects against pregnancy in three different ways: it prevents ovulation as well as thickening the cervical mucus so that the sperm cannot reach an egg. Should an egg become fertilised it would not be able to grow inside the uterus as the walls are also prevented from thickening.
Side effects of Marvelon
Some women experience some side effects whilst taking Marvelon, although they usually pass once the body has ajusted to the effects of the hormones. Marvelon can sometimes cause changes in weight as well as nausea and water retention. These side effects should not be too bothersome, however if they increase or worsen you may want to consider changing to a different type of contraceptive.