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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill



Active Ingredient

Oestrogen and Progestogen

Effective within

When used correctly from the first day of menstrual cycle

Works by

Inhibiting ovulation and thickening cervical mucus

Side effects

Spotting, changes in menstrual flow, breast tenderness, nausea

Medication details


Marvelon is a highly effective birth control pill designed to help women take control of their reproductive health. With a 99% success rate in preventing pregnancy, Marvelon provides reliable protection, allowing women to focus on their lives without worrying about unintended pregnancy.

Formulated with a unique blend of hormones, Marvelon works by preventing ovulation, making it nearly impossible for pregnancy to occur. It also helps regulate menstrual cycles, reducing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and heavy or irregular periods.

Marvelon is easy to use and comes in convenient, discreet packaging. It is also suitable for women of all ages and is a safe, effective, and long-term solution for contraception.

If you're looking for a reliable, convenient, and affordable way to prevent pregnancy, look no further than Marvelon. Start your journey to peace of mind with Marvelon today.


Using Marvelon effectively involves taking one pill daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by a 7-day pause without pills. This cycle maintains steady hormonal levels, ensuring optimal contraceptive efficacy.


Marvelon comprises two essential female sex hormones: oestrogen and progestogen. These hormones collaborate to prevent ovulation and create thicker cervical fluid, offering a multi-layered approach to pregnancy prevention.

Side Effects

While Marvelon is generally well-tolerated, some users may experience mild side effects. These can include:
Spotting or unexpected bleeding, especially in the initial months.
Changes in menstrual flow or pattern.
Breast tenderness.
Nausea or stomach discomfort.
It's important to note that these effects are usually temporary and tend to subside as your body adjusts to the medication.


Before using Marvelon, consider the following warnings:
Inform your doctor about your medical history, particularly conditions like blood clotting disorders, heart issues, or liver problems.
Certain health conditions, such as a history of blood clots or liver tumors, may preclude Marvelon use.
Recognize symptoms of blood clots, such as leg swelling or chest pain, and seek immediate medical attention if they occur.
Marvelon may interact with other medications; inform your healthcare provider about all medications and herbal products you are using.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on Aug 24, 2023, 3:30 pm

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Please read our FAQs page to find out more.

What are the benefits of using Marvelon?

Marvelon offers several benefits, including:
Reliable pregnancy prevention when used correctly.
Uninterrupted sexual experiences.
Potential for regular, lighter, and less painful periods.
Possible relief from pre-menstrual symptoms.

Can Marvelon protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

No, Marvelon does not provide protection against STIs. Only barrier methods like condoms offer this safeguard.

Who should not use Marvelon?

Marvelon may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, including a history of blood clots, heart issues, liver diseases, or certain types of cancers. It's important to discuss your medical history with your doctor before using Marvelon.

What are the symptoms of blood clots, and when should I seek medical attention?

Symptoms of blood clots may include leg swelling, pain, warmth, and chest pain. If you experience these symptoms, especially during Marvelon use, seek immediate medical attention.

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