Mircette is a medication that’s a blend of two different hormones. It’s main use is to help women who want to prevent pregnancy from occurring. The two hormones contained in it would be Progestin and Estrogen. The way Mircette works is it’s able to stop the release of an egg (ovulatin) during a women’s menstrual cycle. It also has the ability to make the fluids of the vagina thicker, which makes it harder for sperm cells to reach an egg for fertilization to take place.
In addition to this, it can alter the lining of the uterus (womb) in order to stop the attachment of a fertilized egg. Whenever a fertilized egg is unable to attach itself to the uterus, then it will simply pass out of a women’s body. Mircette has other benefits some women might not be aware of. For instance, women who have problems with irregular periods will benenfit from this medication. It has the ability to make periods more regular and in the process it can also decrease blood loss as well as pain.
Mircette has the ability to help women to prevent ovarian cysts, and for those who suffer from acne and might need some treatment this medication can also be useful.
Understand that even though Mircette is very effective at what it does, it still won’t prevent against various STDs. In order to protect against major STDs such as HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydia you’ll need to make sure to use protection during the sexual act.
If a women decides to use Mircette as her main form of birth control, then what are some of the minor potential side effects she might face as a result?
Swelling of the ankles/feet (fluid retention)
Weight change may occur
While on this medication it’s possible for vaginal bleeding between periods to happen, a condition known as spotting. Missed or irregular periods may also happen, this is even more the case when you first start using this medication. If you suffer from either of these and the problem keeps up for too long or becomes even worse, then be sure to let a doctor know about it or a pharmacist. If you miss 2 straight periods (or one if the pill wasn’t used in the right fashion), then get in touch with a doctor right away to get a pregnancy test done.
Mircette has the potential to cause a spike in blood pressure. So women who use it will need to make sure they have it checked on a consistent basis and be sure to let a doctor know if the results are higher than what they should be.
What are some of the more serious potential side effects a women might face is she decides to use Mircette?
Lumps in the breast
Mental/mood changes (such as new/worsening depression)
Severe stomach/abdominal pain
Unusual changes in vaginal bleeding (such as continuous spotting, sudden heavy bleeding, missed periods)
This medication has the potential to cause serious (in some cases fatal) problems from blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, heart attack and even a stroke).
Chest/jaw/left arm pain
Pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf
Sudden shortness of breath/rapid breathing
Unusual headaches (including headaches with vision changes/lack of coordination
Worsening of migraines
Sudden/very severe headaches)
Weakness on one side of the body
Vision problems/changes (such as double vision, partial/complete blindness)
Serious allergic reactions
There are different medications a women can decide to use in order to help prevent pregnancy, but you want to go with an option that’s used by many women and a lot of doctors trust giving to their patients. Mircette would be such as option. Not only is it safe to use, but the more serious side effects have a very low probability of happening as long as a women follows the instructions for use properly.