Mercilon

Combined pill

From£29.00
Delivery included

Ethinyloestradiol 20mcg / Desogestrel 150mcg

Take one pill each day. Comes in packs of 21

Can make periods more regular, lighter and less painful

Recommended if you have not taken this pill before.

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

Order online

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 unbranded 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.

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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.

What our users say

I've been on it for about 3 yrs now and it suits me perfectly. I get much lighter periods and less PMS too!

Angie
Gateshead2021

I started taking Mercilon in my mid-teens until my late twenties. Never had any bad side effects with it or any pregnancies.

Anonymous
Anonymous2021

About Mercilon

How to take Mercilon

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 Mercilon

Mercilon is lower in oestrogen than other types of pill. It has 20 micrograms rather than 30. You might want to try it if you've experienced side effects like nausea and breast tenderness when you've tried other types of combined 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 Mercilon

Mercilon 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 Mercilon stop your period?

Mercilon is a combined pill. Taking Mercilon can make your periods lighter, more regular and less painful. 

If you want to stop your bleeding or have more control over when you bleed, Mercilon and other combined pills can help you do this.

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