3x Mercilon 21
MADE IN NETHERLAND
Desogestrel (150 micrograms)
Ethinyl estradiol (30 micrograms)
1. Five important things to know about the Pill.
•The Pill is a reliable contraceptive and may reduce your risk of cancer of the ovary and womb if used in the long term.
•The Pill will not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases.
•This medicine can increase your risk of problems such as blood clots and breast cancer.
•Some women should not take the Pill because of current medical problems or illnesses. Please read this leaflet to make sure Mercilon is right for you.
•To prevent pregnancy it is important to take Mercilon as instructed and to start each pack on time. Please make sure that you understand what to do if you miss a pill or if you think you are pregnant.
2. Read all of this information carefully before you start taking this medicine.
•If you have any questions or need more advice, ask your doctor, family planning nurse or pharmacist.
•This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them.
•If any of the side effects gets severe, or if you notice any not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, family planning nurse or pharmacist.
What is in Mercilon
Each box of Mercilon contains three strips of 21 tablets.
Each strip of Mercilon contains 21 white tablets.
Each tablet is round, measures 6mm across, has TR4 marked on one side and ORGANON * on the other side.
Each tablet contains: 150 micrograms of the progestogen desogestrel, and 20 micrograms of the oestrogen ethinyl estradiol.
Mercilon also contains the inactive ingredients: dl-alpha-tocopherol, potato starch, povidone, stearic acid, aerosol and lactose.