|Mircette is supplied in 21-day and 28-day packages.
Oral contraceptives are taken every day for a 3-week period, followed by 1 week of no oral contraceptives; this cycle is repeated each month.
1)Mircette may be initiated using either a Sunday start or any other day as a Day 1 start whichever is convenient.
2) Wait 1 week before taking any more Mircette tablets. Your menstrual period should occur during this time.
3) Following this 1-week waiting time, begin taking a daily tablet again for the next 21 days.
To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, Mircette must be taken exactly as directed and at intervals not exceeding 24 hours.
Each cycle pack dispenser is preprinted with the days of the week, starting with Sunday, to facilitate a Sunday start regimen. Six different \"day label strips\" are provided with each cycle pack dispenser in order to accommodate a Day 1 start regimen. In this case, the patient should place the self-adhesive \"day label strip\" that corresponds to her starting day over the preprinted days.
The possibility of ovulation and conception prior to initiation of use of Mircette should be considered.
The use of Mircette for contraception may be initiated 4 weeks postpartum in women who elect not to breast feed. When the tablets are administered during the postpartum period, the increased risk of thromboembolic disease associated with the postpartum period must be considered.
If the patient starts on Mircette postpartum, and has not yet had a period, she should be instructed to use another method of contraception until the tablet has been taken daily for 7 days.
If you miss a Mircette dose
Mircette needs to be taken every day on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to take Mircette, take it as soon as you can. Then take your next pill at the regular time. This means you may take two pills in one day.
If you miss two or more pills in a row, see your patient instructions or call your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious ill effects have not been reported following ingestion of large doses of Mircette by young children.
Mircette overdose may cause nausea and withdrawal bleeding in females. In case of overdose, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Mircette Storage instructions
To help keep track of your Mircette doses, use the original container. Store at room temperature
Preparations of Mircette : Desogestrel 0.15mg + Ethinyl Estradiol 0.02mg