Mircette is a form of oral contraceptive which is used in the prevention of pregnancy. This progestin and estrogen combination works by preventing ovulation on a monthly basis. Without ovulation, pregnancy is virtually impossible.
Mircette is taken in the form of oral pills. One pill must be taken each day, at approximately the same time everyday. If more than 24 hours passes between two pills, the odds of pregnancy become higher. Mircette also thickens the lining of the uterus which means that even if ovulation occurs, the odds of the sperm making it through the lining are still slim.
When taken correctly, Mircette is over 99 percent effective in the prevention of pregnancy, but does not protect against contracting sexually transmitted diseases .
Common side effects associated with this type of medication include nausea, irregular menstrual periods, vomiting, breast pain, weight change, headaches and diarrhea. If the side effects become severe, contact your doctor immediately.
Occasionally, Mircette will be prescribed to treat acne in females over the age of 15 years old. It may also be prescribed to regulate the patients menstrual cycle, to treat menopausal symptoms or to treat other conditions, as determined by your doctor.