Mercilon Suitability


Combined Contraceptive Pill »

The pill is a good form of contraceptive pill for women under the age of 40 who are of good health and do not have any underlying medical conditions. However, if you use the pill in conjunction with some illnesses, it can be dangerous and affect your illness. Some women are not suitable for the pill because it can cause too much of a risk to their health to be beneficial.

Who is unsuitable?

If you have a blood problem such as high blood pressure, blood clots, high blood cholesterol or have any family members with blood clotting disorders, you should not use the contraceptive pill. It can be too dangerous to do so because the pill can cause a slight increase in the risk of blood clots and your health will be at risk. If you have any or have had cancers that are affected by hormones such as breast cancer, cancer of the womb or cancer of the ovary, you should not use the contraceptive pill. You are also not suitable for this method of contraception if you have liver disease, jaundice, systemic lupus erthematosus, pruritis gallstones or you are pregnant.

Using Mercilon with caution

Sometimes, the pill can be used in conjunction with some illnesses. However, if this is the case, you will need to be closely monitored because the pill may aggravate your illness or cause adverse side effects. Therefore, you need to attend regular checkups and smear tests to make sure that the pill is not causing you any problems or risking your health. You can use Mercilon if you have diabetes, kidney problems, depression, migraines, epilepsy, liver problems, fibroids, endometriosis or brown patches on your face called chloasma. However, if your condition deteriorates or you experience any of these conditions for the first time, you must tell your doctor immediately.


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