Desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol are combined together in Marvelon tablets, to prevent pregnancy. They work by preventing ovulation and thickening the mucus of the cervix to stop sperm from entering the womb.
Desogestrel, ethinyl estradiol, dl-alpha-tocopherol, potato starch, povidone, stearic acid, aerosol and lactose.
How to take
One tablet should be taken at the same time every day for 21 days and then a 7 day break should be taken before starting the next blister strip of tablets.
Weight gain, stomach pains and headaches are some of the reported side effects. An increased risk of blood clots are also associated with this medicine.
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