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Background and Date of Approval

Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol is an oral hormone drug, known as a combination contraceptive pill, is designed to prevent pregnancy through multiple mechanisms.

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Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol prevents pregnancy by stopping the release of eggs, slowing down sperm movement, and making the womb unsuitable for pregnancy.

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Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol used as a contraception. Contraception prevents pregnancy by blocking the fertilization of a woman's egg by a man's sperm. Additionally, it also treats dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea causes painful and irregular periods with symptoms like abdominal pain, digestive problems, fainting, vomiting, and nausea. 

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Take the Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol tablet as your physician advises. Take the tablet at the fixed time.   Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.

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Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol should not be consumed if you are allergic to Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol or any of its ingredients in the medication. Before taking Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol, inform your doctor if you have any allergies to estrogens or progestins, a history of breast cancer, eye problems, kidney, liver, or heart (stroke) diseases. Notify your doctor if you suffer from migraines or have diabetes, as the drug may affect your blood sugar levels and headache intensity. Do not consume this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 


Notify your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding. Notify your doctor if you suffer from migraines or have diabetes, as the drug may affect your blood sugar levels, pigmentation issues, and headache intensity. Always seek medical advice before starting this medication. Do not stop the medicine until your doctor advises. Do not double-dose the medicine to make up for a forgotten dose. 

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol are nausea, stomach pain, constipation, vision problems, leg cramps,  jaundice, mood swings, and tender breast. 

Word Of Advice

Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicine with Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol. Take the medication as instructed by your healthcare provider. Do not exceed or skip doses without consulting them. Notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects. Contact your doctor for more information. Contact your doctor for more information. Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children. Do not freeze the medicine. Always check the expiry date before consuming it.

Frequently Asked Question


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  2. B. Howard et al.,  Phase 3 Study of Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Combined Oral Contraceptive for Pregnancy Prevention, [Accessed on 19th July 2023],


The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.