Mercilon

Mercilon

A brand name for ETHINYLOESTRADIOL (ethinylestradiol) formulated with the PROGESTOGEN drug DESOGESTREL as an oral contraceptive.
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While desogestrel is available in SA in combination with ethinyloestradiol as Marvelon and Mercilon, it is not available as a POP.
Meanwhile, those on contraceptives containing desogestrel (for example, Mercilon or Marvelon) had the highest risk.
Those on contraceptives containing desogestrel, such as Mercilon or Marvelon, had the highest risk of clots known as venous thrombosis - seven times that of women not on the Pill.
Ms Hennessy, who had been taking the contraceptive pill Mercilon for many years, died from a blood clot.
The case centred on Marvelon, Mercilon, Minulet and Femodene pills.
In an important test case, Debra Jones, 31, and her coclaimants argued that they suffered after taking birth control pills, particularly the brands Femodene, Marvelon and Mercilon.
Earlier this year, Lord Brennan QC told the court some women had been moderately in-jured, some had suffered disastrous injury, resulting in lifelong incapacity, and some had died after using pills such as Femodene, Marvelon and Mercilon.
Switch to an oestrogen-dominant brand like Brevinor, Mercilon, Logynon or Marvelon.
Another company Wyeth is involved through its production of Minulet in 1988 and Tri-Minulet in 1992, while Organon Laboratories faces claims over its products of Marvelon, in 1981, and Mercilon, in 1989.
The litigation, including claims brought on behalf of women who have died, will focus on seven individual cases and involves the pills Femodene, Minulet and Tri-Minulet, Marvelon and Mercilon.
There was concern over "third generation" pills such as Femodene, Triadene, Minulet, Tri-minulet, Marvelon and Mercilon a few years ago but doctors have agreed since that the risk of DVT while on the Pill is actually much lower than the risk of getting a clot while pregnant.