Ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication 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. Ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel are used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. You will take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins (follow your doctor’s instructions). You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using this medication. Follow your doctor’s instructions. The 28-day birth control pack contains seven “reminder” pills to keep you on your regular cycle. Your period will usually begin while you are using these reminder pills. You may have breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy. Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/info/v1/what-is-Desogen/?z=general/dlp

Desogen Discussions

  1. link Jekeilitz
    fluctuating sex drive, varying periods, hangovers, moodiness
    I have had a lot of bad experiences on Desogen. My sex drive fluctuates like crazy. One week I will have none at all and have vaginal dryness and the - 80% more...
    Jekeilitz- over a year ago - in Desogen
  2. link Itriggerhappy
    Wasnt right for me
    I get confused really easily now. Dizziness, hardly a sex drive, i have yellow fingernails, nausea, headaches, weakness. Not my kind of pill. I took i - 52% more...
    Itriggerhappy- over a year ago - in Desogen
  3. link Cocoabella
    Had to switch after 3 years!!!
    I was on Desogen since 2007 at first it was a heaven sent..........I had really short periods with minimal cramping, then all of a sudden this year th - 62% more...
    Cocoabella- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Desogen
  4. link Ssn661
    brown discharge
    Just been on Desogen almost a month now, I have been having a brown discharge with an odor, is this normal? Will it stop once I get adjusted to the pi - 2% more...
    Ssn661- over a year ago - in Desogen
  5. link Voltaire1
    Desogen stomach pains, stomach pain, nausea, depression
    NAUSEA,VOMITING,STOMACH PAIN,ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE,DEPRESSION,STOMACH PAINS VOMITING
    Voltaire1- over a year ago - in Desogen
  6. link Voltaire1
    Desogen birth control pills, stomach pains, visual disturbances, control purposes, generic brand
    ACTUALLY USED THE GENERIC BRAND APRI FOR ONE FULL YEAR THINKING THAT ACCORDING TO THE INSERT IT WAS SAFER FOR ME PER THE FDA 1998CONFERENCETHAT STATED - 85% more...
    Voltaire1- over a year ago - in Desogen
  7. link Rjoy5
    Can Desogen make you have heart problems?
    I've been taking desogen for 4yrs now and a couple of weeks ago I missed 4 pills in a row, soo I had to start a new pack. well a week before my period - 73% more...
    Rjoy5- over a year ago - in Desogen
  8. link Onthehunt4perfectbc
    Desogen velivet, zero sex, mood swings, normal sex, sex drive
    I'm switching from Velivet to Apri today. I'm gonna try it for 2 months. Unfortunately I'm switching because the Velivet caused me to have mood swings - 80% more...
    Onthehunt4perfectbc- over a year ago - in Desogen
  9. link Gabbygal
    Desogen anti depressants, history of depression, hormonal imbalance, condoms, marijuana
    I've been on Desogen (Apri) for three years. When I first started it I was so relieved to be on birth control (getting pregnant was not an option) tha - 91% more...
    Gabbygal- over a year ago - in Desogen
  10. link Soah
    Desogen light periods, pimples, sex drive, whole time, 6 years
    My experience with Apri has been mostly good. I've been taking it for over 6 years, and I've had light periods and little to no cramping the whole tim - 86% more...
    Soah- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Desogen
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