Mircette is the choice of drug for women who want to prevent pregnancy and thus choose this medication as a contraceptive. Basically, it hardens the cervical mucus and uterine lining, and hence makes it difficult for the sperm to reach into the uterus and similarly tough for the fertilized egg to get attached to the uterus.
How to Take Drug
Mircette is an oral medication and comes in a twenty-eight day pack with additional seven pills, which are used as reminders so that the cycle of periods can be regulated.
A pill should be taken within the gap of twenty-four hours. In order to felicitate the use of Mircette from Sunday, the cycle dispenser pack is printed with the days label strips. The white pills should be taken for twenty-one days consecutively, followed by one green pill for a day and finally a yellow pill for five days.
The dosage of Mircette should strictly be according to the doctor's prescription. It should be strictly discarded, if the patient is pregnant or recently had a child. Mircette should not be used if the patient has history of high blood pressure, migraine, uterine cancer, liver cancer, abnormal bleedings and heart valve disorder. In the initial stages other back ups for birth control like spermicides and condoms should be used
Drugs like pheytoin, St. John's wort, amobarbital, amprenavir, acetaminophen, etc, decrease the efficiency of Mircette. Its concomitant use causes menstrual irregularities and excessive bleeding.
Adverse Effects with Mircette
There are many severe side effects of Mircette as it leads to many allergic reactions like swelling of lips, throat and tongue. It also causes hives and breathing problems. There is apparent weakness in one side of the body coupled with problems in balancing the body, vision and speech eventually leading to confusion. Moreover, jaundice, black urine, clay colored stool and continuous stomachache add to the harmful effects.
Missed dose of Mircette has increases the risk of pregnancy. Two pills should be taken on the very same day when one active pill is forgotten. If two pills are not taken on time, then one pill should be taken extra for two days, continuously. Moreover, to minimize the risk, back up birth control measures should be taken simultaneously. Missing more than two pills needs immediate pregnancy test as it stops the regular period cycle. No excessive dosage of reminder pills is necessary.
Overdose of Mircette mostly includes vaginal bleeding, nausea and vomiting. It causes changes in cervical erosion and secretion. Moreover, there are chances of hemorrhagic eruption, porphyria and renal dysfunction. There should be emergent medical diagnosis of the patient in case of overdose.
Mircette is a heat sensitive drug so it should be prevented from heat and moisture and stored at room temperature.