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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Desogestrel (Overview)

Ethinyl estradiol|desogestrel is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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Birth control question I am a 27 yo female currently taking ortho-cept tabs (0.15 mg desogestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol). My question - arent birth control pills supposed to improve and hopefully rid a person of PMS symptoms and improve the skin?

Birth control question I am a 27 yo female currently taking ortho-cept tabs (0.15 mg desogestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol).
My question - arent birth control pills supposed to improve and hopefully rid a person of PMS symptoms and improve the skin?

Ideally, : Ideally, birth control pills do help to improve the symptoms of pms (pre-menstrual syndrome) and can help with hormone associated acne. If you are on a pill that is not helping with these problems, talk to your doctor about a switch to another type. Sometimes it can take a little "trial and error" to find the pill that works best for you. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
50 doctors shared insights

Ethinyl Estradiol And Desogestrel (Overview)

Ethinyl estradiol|desogestrel is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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What are your experiences with desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

What are your experiences with desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

No issues: Can't recall a patient who said they had any problems with it - but every woman's response is individualized. ...Read more

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What does the elimination half life 38+- 20 for desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) mean in lay mans terms?

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

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Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) side effects?

Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) side effects?

Same as any OCP: Headaches, nausea, breast tenderness are the most common and will typically resolve during the first pack. Dangerous signs are severe shortness of breath, one sided leg swelling, or chest pain. However this is very rare. ...Read more

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Should I be getting my period while on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Should I be getting my period while on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Not usually: Most women on mireya do not have periods. But some women either spot or have occasional, periods. This does not mean the iud is not working. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to watch for?

What are the side effects of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to watch for?

Same as any OCP: Headaches, nausea, breast tenderness are the most common and will typically resolve during the first pack. Dangerous signs are severe shortness of breath, one sided leg swelling, or chest pain. However this is very rare. ...Read more

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Switched from desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to generic apri. Are there any differences?

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

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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

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What are the differenct side effects of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) & kariva?

What are the differenct side effects of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) & kariva?

Same drug: The original name for this hormone combination was mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel).The brand name drug is protected by a patent for a period of time.When that patent runs out, another drug company can make that same medicine with the same basic ingredients, but a different name.This is called a "generic" drug. The fda assumes that this medicine works the same, but blood levels may vary.Side effects should be the same. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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