Mircette is an oral contraceptive pill that contains desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol. It will effectively prevent pregnancy if instructions are followed accurately.
If you are taking the 21 pill pack, take one pill every day at the same time. Then, you do not take a pill for seven days. This rest period will allow you to menstruate. Take a new pack on the eighth day. If you are taking the 28 pill pack instead, you take one pill every day at the same time. The last seven pills of the pack have a different color. These are the placebo pills or pills with no active ingredients. During the time you are taking the placebo pills, you will menstruate.
Mircette can be harmful to the unborn child and even passes through breast milk. The drug, after all, contains components that cause hormonal changes. So, do not take Mircette during pregnancy and ask your doctor first if you want to take the drug while also breastfeeding. Inform your doctor of conditions such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, angina, asthma, blood disorders, epilepsy, heart disease, high blood pressure, hormone related cancer, jaundice, liver disease, migraines, seizures and stroke.
Take a missed dose when you remember but skip the dose if the next scheduled dose is almost due. However, if you miss two active pills within a week, the percentage of getting pregnant rises. See your doctor about what you can do to ensure that pregnancy will still be prevented.
It may be rare for you to experince side effects while taking Mircette. However, you may experience symptoms that will require immediate medical attention. These inlcude, allergic reaction, clotting of the blood, high blood pressure, jaundice, liver damage, nausea, stomach discomfort and unusual bleeding. You may also experience milder side effects such as acne, breakthrough bleeding, breast tenderness,depression, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, lethargy, nausea, oily skin, skin color changs, vaginal yeast infection and changes in the menstrual cycle.
Store Mircette at temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius.
Call your doctor if you experience nausea and withdrawal bleeding, which are signs of Mircette overdose.
Mircette, as with other oral contraceptives, prevent pregnancy but not sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).