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Marvelon Pills 21's

Marvelon is a combined oral contraceptive pill (‘the Pill’). You take it to prevent pregnancy. This low-dose contraceptive contains two types of female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen. These hormones prevent an egg being released from your ovaries so you can’t get pregnant. Marvelon also makes the fluid (mucus) in your cervix thicker which makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb. Marvelon is a 21-day pill–you take one each day for 21 days, followed by 7 days when you take no pills.
How to use
Take Marvelon every day for 21 days: Marvelon comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a day of the week.•Take your pill at the same time every day.•Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week.•Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one pill each day, until you have finished all 21 pills.•Swallow each pill whole, with water if necessary. Do not chew the pill. Then have seven pill-free days: After you have taken all 21 pills in the strip, you have seven days when you take no pills. So if you take the last pill of one pack on a Friday, you will take the first pill of your next pack on the Saturday of the following week. Within a few days of taking the last pill from the strip, you should have a withdrawal bleed like a period. This bleed may not have finished when it is time to start your next strip of pills. You don’t need to use extra contraception during these seven pill-free days–as long as you have taken your pills correctly and start the next strip of pills on time.Then start your next strip: Start taking your next strip of Marvelon after the seven pill-free days–even if you are still bleeding. Always start the new strip on time. As long as you take Marvelon correctly, you will always start each new strip on the same day of the week.
You should not use Marvelon: -If you have (or have ever had) a blood clot in a blood vessel of your legs (deep vein thrombosis, DVT), your lungs (pulmonary embolus, PE) or other organs.•if you know you have a disorder affecting your blood clotting – for instance, protein Cdeficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin-III deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antiphospholipid antibodies.•if you need an operation or if you are off your feet for a long time (see section ‘Blood clots’).•if you have ever had a heart attack or stroke.•if you have (or have ever had) angina pectoris (a condition that causes severe chest pain and may be a first sign of a heart attack) or transient ischaemic attack [TIA -temporary stroke symptoms]).