Mircette is used as birth control to prevent pregnancy. Mircette contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation. Mircette also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. The tablet contains two hormones are progesterone and estrogen. These hormones prevent pregnancy.
For maximum effectiveness, Mircette should be used at intervals of more than 24 hours and the user may be initiated using a Sunday start or a day 1 start. Sunday start: Take the first white tablet on the first Sunday after the start of the menstruation period. If the period starts on Sunday, take the first pill that day. For the next 21 days, take on a white tablet daily. Then, take one light-green tablet per day for the next 2 days and one yellow pill daily for the following 5 days. The final yellow tablet marks the end of a 28-day regime and the user should start the next cycle the following day. If shifting from the use of another type of oral contraceptive, take the first white tablet of Mircette medication on the first Sunday after taking the last active pill of the other contraceptive. Day 1 start: Take the first white tablet on the first day of the menstruation period. For the next 21 days, take one white tablet daily. Then, take one light-green tablet per day for the next 2 days and one yellow pill daily for the following 5 days.
Intake of hormones may increase the risk of blood clotting, heart attack, stroke, especially in the patients over 35 y.o. or smokers. Inform your doctor if you have problems with heart, blood pressure, congestive heart failure, angina, high cholesterol, depression in history, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, gallbladder disease, varicose veins, tuberculosis, uterine fibroid tumours, a history of fibrocystic breast disease, nodules, lumps.
Besides allergic symptoms this medication may be a reason of sudden numbness or weakness, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, headache, confusion, speech, or balance, a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches, chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, swelling of the hand fingers, depression, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice. Breast tenderness or enlargement; changes in appetite, changes in weight, dizziness, headache loss of scalp hair; nausea, nervousness, stomach cramps or bloating, vaginal spotting or breakthrough bleeding, vomiting, etc.