Mercilon 28 is a combined oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. Each of 21 tablets contains a small amount of two different female hormones, which are desogestrel (0.15 mg) and ethinylestradiol (0.02 mg), other 7 tablets contains only lactose and no hormones and they are called placebo tablets. Because of the small amount of hormones, Mercilon 28 is considered as low-dose contraceptive. When taken correctly (without missing tablets), the chance of becoming pregnant is very low.
Indications: oral contraceptive
Package Contents: 1 calendar pack of 28 tablets, 21 tablets with female hormones (Desogestrel, Ethinylestradiol) each, 7 tablets with lactose only (placebo tablets) – total 28 tablets in one box.
Active ingredient: desogestrel 0.15 mg, ethinylestradiol 0.02 mg (21 tablets), lactose (7 tablets)