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.

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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...

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...

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...

How do you take mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) as a emergency contraceptive?

You don't. Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is not typically used as an emergency contraceptive. Contact you doctor to discuss options or consider Plan B over the counter instead. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Yaklic. Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) would not be effective as an emergency contraceptive. Best to just use an actual ECP. This reference chart shows which oral contraceptives can be used for emergency contraception and at what doses. http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/dose.html#dose. Read more...

Why would I having spotting/bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Birth control pill s. It is not unusual as with any pill to have irregular spotting especially in the first few months of use as your body accustoms itself hormonally. Remember to try to take the pill the same time daily as they are low dose and may cause irregular bleeding because of this alone. Read more...

Is mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pill a good one?

If it works for you. Pretty much all of the oral combo contraceptives have similar effecacy and risk profile, but one-pill does not fit all. If you don't have any side effect from it and it is affordable, then it is a good one for you. There are many different pills available and so if this does not fit, talk to your doc and likely u will be given a trial of something else. Consult your doc. Good luck. Read more...