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A 29-year-old member asked:

How long does it take desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control to start working?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
After one month: After one month of continuous use unless you started the Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) on days 1 through 3 of your menses. Under that condition it usually works the first month. To be safe, use a"backup" barrier method of contraception during the first month of any pill use.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control--is it good?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Not my 1st choice: I do not like that pill, and it has 30mcg of estrogen and it is 21 days. There are many pills that have less estrogen which is better- less chance for estrogen related side effects. My number one pill i prescribe is loloestin, it only has 10 mcg estrogen which is safer and it has 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills so only 2 placebo pills , so you get lighter periods and less chance of a cys.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
If taken properly: But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg estrogen in teh pills i write.
Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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