• Confidential assessment
  • Reviewed by our doctors
  • Same-day collection

Product features

  • Low dose combined contraceptive can mean fewer side effects

  • 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when taken correctly

  • Needs blood pressure, height and weight measurements

About Mercilon

  • How do I take Mercilon?

    Take one pill every day for 21 days until the packet is finished. You will then have a seven day pill free break and will experience a withdrawal bleed, much like a period.

    You should always start your next strip after the seven day break on time, even if your period hasn't finished. If you miss a pill, consult the patient information leaflet provided with the medication. 

  • How long does Mercilon take to work?

    If you have not previously been using a hormonal contraceptive you should start taking this pill on the first day of your period which will protect you against pregnancy straight away. 

    If you take it any later, you must be sure you could not already be pregnant and use condoms for seven days to be protected.

  • How effective is Mercilon?

    Mercilon is 99% effective when taken correctly.

  • What are the side effects of Mercilon?

    Some of the more common side effects associated with Mercilon may include: nausea, headaches, breast tenderness and mood swings, if you have any concerns or persistent side effects please consult a doctor.

    If you experience any severe or serious side effects please contact your nearest emergency department for urgent medical attention.

    Please read the patient information leaflet, which comes with the medication carefully before taking your pill which provides a full list of side effects and serious signs to look out for.

  • Can I take other medicines with Mercilon?

    Certain medications and herbal remedies can reduce the effectiveness of your pill. If you start taking any prescription or non-prescription medications while taking the pill then contact us via your Patient Record. Alternatively, your own doctor should be able to give you guidance.

  • Why do you need my blood pressure, height and weight measurements?

    Our doctors want to make sure Mercilon is right for you. For some people, the combined pill, patch or ring can raise blood pressure, which can increase the risk of blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes.

    If it's not safe, our doctors won't be able to prescribe Mercilon, but they will provide you with advice on alternatives.

  • What happens if I am not suitable for a Mercilon?

    If our doctors think that an online consultation is not appropriate we will let you know via your Patient Record and refund you straight away. Please note that refunds take up to five working days to appear on your statement.

  • Reordering Mercilon

    If you’d like to reorder Mercilon, you can go to your Patient Record and select ‘reorder’.

How our service works

Online consultation

Step 1

Select a medication and complete a short questionnaire.

Our doctors approve your treatment

Step 2

A doctor will assess your answers and, if suitable, provide a prescription.

In-pharmacy collection

Step 3

Your prescription will be sent by our doctors to your chosen pharmacy and you can pay for your treatment in-store.