What is Marvelon?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Ethinyl estradiol-desogestrel

Marvelon® is an international brand name for the combination of ethinyl estradiol and desogesterol and is used for the prevention of pregnancy. It is also used in the treatment of hypermenorrhea, pain associated with endometriosis, dysmenorrhea and dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 2 1
Depressed mood 1 1
Dysmenorrhea 1 0
Endometriosis 1 1
Irregular menstrual periods 1 0

Show all 6 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Marvelon

Side effect Patients
Chest pain 1
Decreased sex drive (libido) 1
High blood pressure (hypertension) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Marvelon

Dosage Patients
0.15-0.03 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Marvelon

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Marvelon

Duration

Currently taking Marvelon

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking Marvelon

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Marvelon after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-desogestrel (Apri) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate (Ortho Tri-Cyclen) 1

Patients stopped taking Marvelon and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel (Seasonique) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
Norethindrone (norethisterone) (Noriday) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Marvelon.