Mircette is an effective oral contraceptive pill that prevents pregnancy by avoiding the process of ovulation (i.e. egg release from ovary). It is a combined birth control pill containing a unique combination of Ethinyl estradiol and Desogestrel. This drug also results in changes in your uterine lining and cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to reach the womb and more difficult for a fertilized egg to implant to the womb.
Why is Mircette prescribed?
In addition to preventing pregnancy, Mircette is also known to help make your menstrual periods more regular, decrease painful periods (dysmenorrhea), reduce blood loss and lower your risk of ovarian cysts formation.
Can everyone take Mircette?
For some females, the status of their present health makes it too dangerous to take Mircette. Make sure the following list of conditions mentioned below:
• Overweight and high cholesterol levels, often go together; consuming this birth control pill may have an adverse effect on both these situations.
• Heart disorders like heart attack, angina, and high blood pressure; do not use hormonal contraceptives like Mircette birth control pill.
• Breast bulges, lumps and also depression; it is not likely that your physician would prescribe Mircette for these likely severe conditions.
• Liver or gall bladder issues and diabetes; may be aggravated by the raised hormone levels caused by taking Mircette.
Which other drugs interact with Mircette?
• Aromatase inhibitors (like Exemestane or Anastrozole)
• Combination drug to treat chronic hepatitis C (paritaprevir/ ombitasvir/ dasabuvir/ritonavir)
• Tamoxifen, Tranexamic acid, Tizanidine
• St. John's wort
• HIV medications such as Nevirapine, Ritonavir
• Anti-epileptics such as Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Primidone
How to store Mircette?
Mircette should be stored at room temperature away from sunlight, heat and moisture. Protect it from the reach of children.
How to use Mircette?
This Mircettemedication is taken orally once daily. Select a time of day that is simple for you to memorize your tablets, and take your tablet at the same time every day. Your Mircette packet contains 21 pills (enough for 3 weeks). One active pill (with both hormones) is consumed one time every day for 21 days in a row.
What are the side effects associated with Mircette?
Mircette can cause side effects such as:
• Breast lumps
• Mood changes
• Pain in the chest, lower leg (calf), or stomach
• Heavy vaginal bleeding or missed or late period
• Severe or unusual headache(s)
• Yellow skin or eyes, appetite loss, dark-colored urine, upper stomach pain
• Trouble seeing, double vision, blurry vision, bulging eyeballs
• Mild nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps
• Light bleeding, spotting, or vaginal discharge between periods
What are the safety measures to be implemented while taking Mircette?
• Do not take this medication if you are a lactating mother, or if you have kidney disorder, high cholesterol, family history of breast cancer, a history of depression, or have recently been pregnant.
• If you smoke cigarettes, are over 40 years old, are overweight, stay away from Mircette.
• Mircette won't protect you from getting AIDS/HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases.