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Which pills to choose to avoid side effects?

I have been on Yaz (contraceptive pill) for the last year and a half. My doctor prescribed it due to the shorter break between pills and it s low levels of oestrogen as I have always had fairly heavy periods. I had some problems in the middle, but am now very good. Unfortunately it is prescribed in Australia and it is getting too hard to have it sent to me so I need to change pills. I have access to 3 pills - Mercilon, Marvelon and Diane at my local pharmacy in south east asia and am hoping to choose the one that will be the most similar to avoid side effects. Thank you.
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
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Hi,

Looking at your requisition of a combined low estrogen containing contraceptive pill Marvelon would match with Yaz (you had been taking). I would suggest to get examined internally before starting new pill just to check personal suitability & take the medicine regularly, at same time of the day & without a break.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician
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