Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (Generic Marvelon) - Product information and Uses

Generic Marvelon is a combined oral contraceptive pill containing 150 micrograms of Desogestrel and 30 micrograms of Ethinyl estradiol. It is used to prevent you from getting pregnant.
Most combined oral contraceptive tablets such as Generic Marvelon (Novelon) contain both an estrogen compound like ethinyl estradiol plus a progesterone like compound such as desogestrel. The synthetic estrogen dosage in such pills is lower than second-generation oral contraceptives, reducing the likelihood of weight gain, breast tenderness and migraine. Generic Marvelon is a reliable contraceptive and may reduce your risk of cancer of the ovary and womb if used in the long term.

Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets - Availability And Packaging

Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets are available as Generic Marvelon Tablets (Novelon Contraceptive Pills) which are packaged in strips of 21 tablets. Each tablet contains 150 micrograms or Desogestrel and 30 micrograms of Ethinyl estradiol.

Side Effects of Marvelon (Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets)

Nausea and vomiting is the most common side effect occuring in approximately 10% or fewer of patients during the first cycle in patients receiving oral contraceptives. Other adverse reactions like headache, dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cramps), abdominal (stomach) pain, upper respiratory tract infections, back pain, breast tenderness, pharyngitis (sore throat), diarrhea, asthenia (loss of strength, weakness, fatigue), malaise, cough, influenza (flu-like symptoms, fever) and depression have also have been reported.
An increased risk of the following serious side effects have been associated with the use of oral contraceptives such as Marvelon. They are thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism, mesenteric thrombosis, neuro-ocular lesions (e.g., retinal thrombosis), myocardial infarction, cerebral thrombosis, cerebral hemorrhage, hypertension, benign hepatic tumours, gallbladder disease and congenital anomalies

Generic Marvelon (Novelon) - Dosage

Generic Marvelon comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a day of the week. It is recommended to take your pill at the same time every day. The patient should be told to associate taking the pill with some regular activity like eating a meal or going to bed. Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week.
Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one pill each day, until you have finished all 21 pills. Swallow each pill whole, with water if necessary.Do not chew the pill.
After you have finished taking all 21 pills in the strip, you have seven days when you take no pills.

Overdosage and Overdose Symptoms of Generic Marvelon

Serious adverse effects have not been reported following ingestion of large doses of oral contraceptives like Novelon by young children. Overdosage may cause nausea, and withdrawal bleeding may occur in females. There are no antidotes and further treatment for Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets overdose should be symptomatic.

Storage Instructions For Generic Marvelon (Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets)

Keep Generic Marvelon out of the reach of children and pets. Store Marvelon below 25°C but not in the fridge. Please Store it in the original pack to protect it from light and moisture.Do not use Marvelon after the expiry date shown on the packet.

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