Generic Name - Desogestrel-ethinyl estradiol
Category - Oral Contraceptives
Prevent Ovulation, Pregnancy.
Generic for Desogen*combination of hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). Desogestrel-Ethinyl (Generic for Desogen*) contains a form of estrogen and a form of progesterone, which are both female hormones involved in conception. It works by stopping a woman's egg from fully developing each month. The egg can no longer accept a sperm and fertilization is prevented.
Generic for Desogen* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Desogen* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Desogen* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
- High blood pressure, angina or heart disease
- Had a stroke
- A bleeding or blood-clotting disorder
- Breast, uterine or another hormone-related cancer
- Liver disease or a history of jaundice
- Undiagnosed, abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Seizures or epilepsy
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Desogen*.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
- Penicillin antibiotic
- Tetracycline antibiotic
Generic for Desogen* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericDesogen*
For a 21 day schedule, Generic for Desogen* oral contraceptives are taken every day for a 3-week period, followed by 1 week of no oral contraceptives; this cycle is repeated each month.
For a 28 day schedule one Generic for Desogen* oral contraceptive is taken every day, starting on the first Sunday after the beginning of the menstrual period, (at the same time each day) for the next 28 days.
Generic for Desogen* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Desogen* side Effects include chest pain, coughing up blood, dizziness or fainting spells, leg, arm or groin pain, severe or sudden headaches, Stomach pain (severe), sudden shortness of breath and sudden loss of coordination.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Desogen*.
Generic for Desogen* and Pregnancy
Use of Generic for Desogen* during pregnancy can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can have serious negative effects on a developing baby. Do not take birth control pills if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
Generic for Desogen* and Breastfeeding
The hormones in Generic for Desogen* passes into breast milk and may decrease milk production. Do not take Generic for Desogen* without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Desogen* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Desogen* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Desogen* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Desogen* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Desogen* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.