Mircette (Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol)
Indications for use
Mircette is a contraceptive. The drug can also be used for treatment purposes other than those presented in the manual.
Mode of application
Take medication only on prescription. To select the exact dosage follow the instructions for the drug:
• The drug is to be taken on the first day or the first Sunday of the menstrual period.
• Take one tablet at the same time each day not exceeding the time interval of 24 hours. After finishing one tablets box, a new one is to be started the next day. Taking the drug irregularly can result in pregnancy.
• In case of need for medical tests or surgery or when a patient is in bed, the drug should be withdrawn for a short time. Taking birth control pills must be reported to the doctor.
Drug class and mechanism of action
Mircette is a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation. The drug also causes changes in cervical mucus and uterine lining making penetration of sperm and fertilization difficult.
If you miss a dose of Vantin, take it as soon as possible. If this occurred while taking your next dose, take 2 pills and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
If 2 pills in a row are missed in on the 1st or 2d week of the cycle, you need to take 2 pills each time for the two consecutive days. The rest of the pack is to be taken as usual. For at least 7 days after missing 2 pills, you should use extra contraception.
If 2 pills in a row are missed in the 2d or 3d week of the cycle or 3 pills in a row during any of the first 3 weeks of the period, it is necessary to throw the rest of the pack and start a new one on the same day if taking pills from the new pack starts on the 1st day of the cycle. If taking pills usually starts on Sunday, you must continue taking pills until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one.
If two or more pills were missed, no menstruation during the month is possible. If no menstruation comes for 2 consecutive months, you may become pregnant. Consult the doctor.
The drug should be stored at room temperature 25 ° C (77 ° F), protected from heat, moisture, light and out of reach of children. Short-term storage at a temperature of 15-30 ° C (59-86 ° F) is allowed. We do not recommend storing in the bathroom.
Warning / Precautions
- During the first stages of treatment you may need to use additional contraception (condoms, spermicides). Consult the experts.
- There may be heavy bleeding, especially during the first 3 months of treatment. Tell your doctor if the bleeding does not stop or gets very abundant.