Mircette-Femilon-Estradiol + Desofestrel (0.02+0.15mg)

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Mircette-Femilon-Estradiol + Desofestrel (0.02+0.15mg)

Generic: Desogestrel + Ethinyl Estradiol


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Mircette is a birth control pill which is used to prevent the unwanted pregnancy. This medication is a combination of the female hormone ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel that are very effective for the prevention of ovulation by inhibiting the release of egg from the ovary. It also leads to the changes in the lining of the uterus and mucus of the cervix that makes it harder. This makes the sperms unable to reach the uterus and fertilized eggs to adhere with uterus. The pills of Mircette oral contraceptive should be taken once in a day. The pills of Mircette should be taken always at the same time daily, because the missing dose increases the risk of pregnancy. So, this medication is the best option to prevent pregnancy. You can buy this medication from our online pharmacy store www.buymeds247online.com

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How does Mircette work?

Since this medication contains two main hormones ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) and desogestrel (progesterone). So it works by the following mechanisms:

  • It inhibits the ovulation by preventing the maturation and formation of eggs in the ovaries.
  • It also alters the cervical fluid that is connected to the vagina.
  • This medication also makes the sperm unable to enter into the uterus.
  • This drug changes the uterine lining, which is also known as endometrium and makes it unable to receive an embryo.

What is indication of Mircette?

Mircette is used as an oral contraceptive method in the women who wants to prevent pregnancy.

What are the drug interactions of Mircette?

All the medications cause interactions with some other medications if they are used concomitantly. Like that, Mircette also has some drug interactions like:

  • Rifampin
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Phenytoin sodium
  • Carbamazepine
  • Barbiturates
  • Ampicillin
  • Tetracyclines
  • Griseofulvin

Note: It is reported that a combined hormonal contraception can cause significant reduction of plasma concentrations of lamotrigine. This can reduce seizure control. Always take the prescribed drug given by your physician. Read carefully the leaflet that comes with the package. Discuss with your doctor if you have any doubt in your mind regarding the dosage and method of use to avoid the unwanted complication.

What are the side effects of Mircette?

Side effects associated with the oral contraceptives:

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Hypertension
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Arterial thromboembolism
  • Thrombophlebitis and venous thrombosis with or without embolism
  • Hepatic adenomas or benign liver tumors
  • Cerebral thrombosis
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Renal thrombosis

Side effects related to oral contraceptives and other drugs:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Bloating
  • Altered menstrual bleeding
  • Alter in menstrual flow
  • Tenderness, enlargement and secretion of the breast
  • Mental depression
  • Migraine
  • Allergy rash
  • Vaginal candidiasis
  • Unable to tolerate contact lens

How should you use this medication?

The most recommended dose is taking the pill daily at the same time. You should follow the instructions of your physician while using this medication. Read all the instructions carefully written in the label. It is strictly recommended not to take an extra or smaller than the prescribed dose.

What are the points you should know before taking the pills?

The important points you should know before taking the pills are:

  • The exact way to take the pills is to take one tablets of Mircette every day at the same time. Do not miss a single dose, because it can increase the chance to get pregnant.
  • It is reported that many women experience mild bleeding or spotting or sometime get stomach problem in during the use of 1-3 packs of this medication. If you catch these problems, do not discontinue the medication because these problems go away on their own. But in case, if it does not go, then consult with your physician.
  • Missing a pill can also lead to spotting or light bleeding. If you take 2 pills to compensate the missed pills, then also you can experience a little stomach problem.
  • If you catch diarhea and vomiting or you take some medicament like antibiotics, your contraceptive pills may not work. In that case you should always use other contraceptive method like condom, sponge or foam.

What should you do if you take an overdose?

If you take an overdose, take emergency medical help to avoid any serious complication.

What are the precautions and contraindications of mircette?

Mircette is contraindicated in the following conditions:

  • If you are experiencing thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders or have a history of so.
  • Diagnosed or suspected carcinoma of breast.
  • Coronary artery diseases.
  • Abnormal or undiagnosed genital bleeding.
  • Endometrium carcinoma.
  • Any estrogen dependent neoplasia.
  • Cholestatic jaundice in pregnancy.
  • In jaundice with prior pills.
  • Pregnancy.