3 month course

3 x 21 tablet(s) - £24.99

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6 month course

6 x 21 tablet(s) - £29.99

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About Mercilon

What is in a Mercilon tablet?

Mercilon tablets contain the active ingredients ethinylestradiol (20mg) and desogestrel (150mg). Mercilon tablets also contain dl-alpha-tocopherol, potato starch, povidone, stearic acid, aerosil and lactose. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients you should not take Mercilon.

Mercilon side effects

  • Migraine/headache
  • Weight gain
  • Sore breasts/nipple discharge
  • Depression/mood changes
  • Increased blood pressure (swollen feet and hands). This is rare
  • Gynaecological and vaginal problems: fibroids/endometriosis (womb disorders), fungal infections like thrush and changes in secretions
  • Withdrawal bleeds (do not worry about these, so long as they do not last over 2 days)
  • Rashes/brown patches on the skin may occasionally occur
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Eye discomfort
  • Gall stones
  • Chorea (jerky movements)
  • Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (causes joint ache and tiredness)

How it works


Complete online consultation

Answer a few simple questions about your health.

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Our doctors will review your order

One of our registered doctors confirms your suitability.

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Fast, discreet delivery

Your medicine or test kit is dispatched by our pharmacy.

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Contraceptive Pill Service

With contraceptive pills, delays to your next dose can increase your risk of pregnancy. Zava offers most common brands, so if you need to reorder, visit our contraceptive pill service page.

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