Generic Name - Desogestrel-ethinyl estradiol
Category - Contraceptive
Prevent pregnancy, regulate menstrual cycle.
Generic for Mircette* is indicated to prevent pregnancy and to regulate the menstrual cycle. Desogestrel-ehinyl estradiol is an estrogen/progestin combination. The ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel combination prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation (egg release). It causes a variety of hormonal changes.
Generic for Mircette* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Mircette* 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 Mircette* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Blood sugar problems, like diabetes
Cancer of the breast, cervix, ovary, uterus, vagina, or unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been evaluated by a health care professional
Heart or circulation problems
High blood pressure
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Mircette*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Blood thinner (warfarin)
Generic for Mircette* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMircette*
For a 21 day schedule, 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. Generic for Mircette* dosage should be started on the first sunday after the beginning of the menstrual period, one tablet taken daily (at the same time each day) for the next 21 days. One should wait 1 week before taking any more tablets. The menstrual period should occur during this time. Then the 21 day schedule should be started again.
Generic for Mircette* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Mircette* 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, sudden loss of coordination, especially on one side of the body and swelling of the hands, feet or ankles
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 Mircette*.
Generic for Mircette* and Pregnancy
Do not use Generic for Mircette* if you are pregnant. Hence, if you suspect that you could be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.
Generic for Mircette* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Mircette* is excreted in breast milk. It is not recommended to breast feed while you are taking this medicine.
Generic for Mircette* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Mircette* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Mircette* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Mircette* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Mircette* 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.