Marvelon pill

Marvelon pill contains ethinylestradiol and desogestrel making it an effective combined oral contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy.

Pack of 63 Marvelon 150/30µg desogestrel/ethinylestradiol tablets
packet containing blister pack of Marvelon pills
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3 x 21 tablet(s) - £19.99

6 x 21 tablet(s) - £29.00

Frequently asked questions

Can Marvelon increase your chances of a blood clot?

There is a small risk of blood clots if you take Marvelon pills. The oestrogen present in combined pills does increase your risk of developing a blood clot in a vein or artery compared with not taking the pill. However, the risk is small.

There are certain medical conditions which may increase your personal risk, however. So, it is important to discuss your medical history with your doctor when they are prescribing the pill to you.

Is Marvelon an emergency pill?

No, Marvelon is not a morning after pill also known as the emergency pill. Examples of emergency contraception include Levonelle, generic Levonelle, and ellaOne.

Is Marvelon pill good for acne?

The combination of ethinylestradiol and desogestrel found in Marvelon pills may help to lower sebum production on your skin which may improve acne symptoms.

What is the difference between Marvelon 21 and 28?

Marvelon 21 and Marvelon 28 are examples of combined oral contraceptive pills that contain 150 mcg of desogestrel and 30 mcg of ethinylestradiol. However, Marvelon 21 contains 21 active pills, taken once per day for 21 days followed by a 7-day pill-free break, whereas Marvelon 28 contains 21 active pills and 7 placebo pills.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Babak Ashrafi Clinical Lead for Service Expansion
Accreditations: BSc, MBBS, MRCGP (2008)

Babak studied medicine at King’s College London and graduated in 2003, having also gained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology during his time there. He completed his general practice (GP) training in East London, where he worked for a number of years as a partner at a large inner-city GP practice. He completed the Royal College of GPs membership exam in 2007.

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Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2023

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