Every patient reacts to different brands of OCP's (birth control pills) differently. Marvelon
is just another name for combination of ethinyl estradiol
in the exact same dose as Apri- which are all generics for the branded (US) pill called Desogen. These two different brands of pills have he exact same active ingredients and are allowed to be substituted for each other in US pharmacies, so they are considered essentially the same medication. There is no way to know if your daughter will have side effects from this brand of pill or any other until she tries it. Birth control pills lower the levels of circulating testosterone
in women which helps with symptoms of hair growth, acne and irregular periods
. All birth control pills can cause the side effects of bloating, spotting, headaches
and mood changes and these usually disappear within three months of use. There is no medical need for your daughter to take the pill at all if her symptoms are mild, and weight loss
of as little as 20 percent of her body weight may help resume normal ovulation and her periods may get better on their own. If you are apprehensive specifically about Marvelon, i'm sure your daughter's physician would choose another pill for her to try. I hope this is helpful and good luck.