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No issues: Can't recall a patient who said they had any problems with it - but every woman's response is individualized. ...Read more
What does the elimination half life 38+- 20 for desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) mean in lay mans terms?
Half Life: For every 18-58 hours that go by, the amount of "x" in your system will go down by 50% from whatever it was before. ...Read more
My daughter started desogen & in month 4 broke out a lot on face. We switched her to orthotricyclen. This is month 2 and she broke out a lot again. Is her body just getting used to it? Or is she just not able to use the pill? When do we give up
Yes and no: Both these OCP have the same type estrogen and progestin hormone in them. The estrogen hormone does not cause acne. The progestin hormone may cause acne, depending on the type. The type in your daughters pill usually does not aggravate acne. I do not think there is really a better choice for her. ...Read more
Switched from desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to generic apri. Are there any differences?
Yes: Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different. ...Read more
I only took desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) for 3 months. If I am experiencing symptoms of stopping the pill, how long until they stop?
What symptoms?: Only "symptom" of stopping Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) (http://www.Drugs.Com/desogen.Html) is ability to get pregnant which can be as immediate as next month. If you don't want to get pregnant, go back to prescribing doctor and ask for more Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) (if you liked it) or another option. If you're not in a mutually monogamous relationship, make him wear a condom (unless you want to get pregnant) to lower risk of stds. ...Read more
How long after taking desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is it okay to have unprotected sex?
Depends on start: Combination pills you may start the combination pill at any time. If you start within five days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy right away. You will not need to use a backup method of birth control. You should also employ safe sex practices (use condoms). ...Read more
How many desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) pills do I have to take before I can start having unprotected sex?
How long does it take apri desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birthcontrol to start being effective?
Depends on start dat: If you start it the sunday after your period starts, it will be effective immediately (that cycle). If you start it an any other time, it won't be effective until after your next period. ...Read more
I stopped desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) and got my withdrawal bleed and it lasted for 5 days. Two weeks later i'm bleeding again. Is this normal?
Common: When you stop ocp, you can see irregular cycles for a few months. Also, your natural cycles may just be irregular. Only time will tell. But yes it is normal. ...Read more
I stopped desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) after 3 months july 13. Now I have light pink discharge that turned brown then red but only a little. I'm on cd16. What's going on?
Ovulation: Sounds like you are ovulating if you want more detail, go here:. ...Read more
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?
Yes: Birth control use is effective at reducing and in some cases eliminating acne. Desogestryl, the progestin component in your pill is one of the preferred, low androgenic drugs that one would see the best response with. Using it continuously without breaks or cycles is the most effective mode of treatment. ...Read more
Yes: It definitely does its job.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more