Ethinyloestradiol 30mcg / Desogestrel 150mcg
Take one pill each day. Comes in packs of 21
Can make periods more regular, lighter and less painful
We’ll ask you some questions about your health, family history and any contraception you use. Our prescribers review your answers before prescribing.
When you order we'll ask you for a recent blood pressure reading.
What happens next
We’ll ask you questions about your health, family history and current contraceptive use. Our prescribers will review your answers before prescribing.
Free discreet delivery
Delivery is included. Your order will be delivered in plain packaging by 1st Class post. We'll send you updates and a tracking code by text message.
Clinical support by text
Get support from our specialist clinicians at any time. Reply to one of our texts to ask a question. We’re here to help.
Top up reminders
We make it easy to reorder. A few weeks before you are due to run out, we'll send you a text message reminder.
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How to take Marvelon
Take one tablet per day, for 21 days. There are 21 pills per pack.
You can use the pill to control when, and how often, you bleed. You can have a regular bleed by taking a 7-day break from the pill between each pack. Or you might want to avoid bleeding completely by continuing onto the next pack without a break.
If you do have a break, you’re still covered for contraception as long as you’ve been taking it every day and you start your next packet 7 days later.
When to try Marvelon
Marvelon is an oestrogen-dominant type of combined pill. It's a good type to try if you've experienced bloating or acne and skin problems when taking other types of pill.
Health benefits and health risks
The pill is generally safe to use but there are some health risks.
There's a small chance that it can increase your risk of blood clots (thrombosis). And it's very rare, but this contraception can increase your risk of breast and cervical cancer. This risk returns to normal when you stop using it
There are some benefits too. As well as working as contraception, combined pills can lower your risk of ovarian, womb and colon cancer. They can also have a positive effect on the symptoms of acne, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.
Why choose Marvelon
Marvelon is a type of hormonal contraceptive. It can reduce painful periods and make bleeding lighter and more regular. It can help with premenstrual symptoms and reduces the risk of cancer of the ovary, uterus and colon.
You are protected from pregnancy straight away if you start taking the combined pill in the first five days of your period. When you stop using the pill your fertility will return to normal.
Does Marvelon stop periods?
Marvelon is a brand name for the combined pill. Taking Marvelon can make your periods lighter, more regular and less painful.
If you do want to stop your bleeding or have more control over when you bleed, Marvelon and other combined pills can help you do this.