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A 31-year-old female asked:

been on the generic bc of desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) for 5 months & have suffered from bouts of horrible nausea ever since starting. could it be a side effect from this?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: This certaily could be. Try going back to nongeneric and see how you feel. Also make sure you are not pregnant!

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