DESOGEN ( ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel ) 21 TABS | SOLD AS DESOLETT | MFG : MSD

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What is Desogen?

Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medicine also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Desogen is a birth control pill used for contraception to prevent pregnancy.

Desogen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What is Desogen?

Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medicine also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Desogen is a birth control pill used for contraception to prevent pregnancy.

Desogen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Warnings

Do not use Desogen if you are pregnant or if you have recently had a baby.

You should not use Desogen if you have: uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, coronary artery disease, circulation problems (especially with diabetes), undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, liver disease or liver cancer, severe migraine headaches, if you also take certain hepatitis C medication, if you will have major surgery, if you smoke and are over 35, or if you have ever had a heart attack, a stroke, a blood clot, jaundice caused by pregnancy or birth control pills, or cancer of the breast, uterus/cervix, or vagina.

Taking Desogen can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack.

Smoking can greatly increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. You should not take Desogen if you smoke and are over 35 years old.

Before taking this medicine

Taking Desogen can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. You are even more at risk if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or if you are overweight. Your risk of stroke or blood clot is highest during your first year of taking birth control pills. Your risk is also high when you restart birth control pills after not taking them for 4 weeks or longer.

Smoking can greatly increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. Your risk increases the older you are and the more you smoke. You should not take Desogen if you smoke and are over 35 years old.

Do not use Desogen if you are pregnant. Stop using this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss two menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking birth control pills.

You should not take Desogen if you have:

  • untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure;
  • heart disease (chest pain, coronary artery disease, history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot);
  • an increased risk of having blood clots due to a heart problem or a hereditary blood disorder;
  • circulation problems (especially if caused by diabetes);
  • a history of hormone-related cancer, or cancer of the breast, uterus/cervix, or vagina;
  • unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor;
  • liver disease or liver cancer;
  • severe migraine headaches (with aura, numbness, weakness, or vision changes), especially if you are older than 35;
  • a history of jaundice caused by pregnancy or birth control pills;
  • if you smoke and are over 35 years old; or
  • if you take any hepatitis C medication containing ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir (Technivie).
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