How It Works:
Desogestrel is a type of the progestogen, a female sex hormone, and acts by preventing the egg cell from ripening.
Nausea, Ovarian cysts, Pain, Skin lump, Acne, Breast pain, Abnormal milky discharge from breast, Breast secretion, Decreased libido, Difficulty in wearing contact lense, Pain during periods, Hair loss, Headache, Absence of menstrual periods, Irregular menstrual cycle, Mood changes, Urticaria, Vaginal infection, Vomiting, Fatigue, Weight gain
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is desogestrel androgenic/a progestin/ a combined pill?
Desogestrel is a new, potent progestogen with very low androgenic properties. It is not a combined pill; it is a progestogen-only-pill
Q. How does desogestrel work/ stop ovulation?
Desogestrel as a contraceptive, acts by preventing the egg cell from ripening and thus stops ovulation
Q. Is desogestrel safe/ dangerous/cause weight gain/ stop periods/ cause hair loss/ cause blood clots?
Desogestrel is safe in most women, if taken strictly at recommended dosage and duration. Common side effects of desogestrel include: weight gain, irregular or no periods, hair loss. Blood clot is a rare side effect of desogestrel
Q. Is desogestrel good for acne/help acne/cause acne?
Acne is a common side effect of desogestrel
Q. What is desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol/does desogestrel contain estrogen/ how does desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol work?
Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol is a combination progesterone and estrogen birth control pill. It works by preventing ovulation, change the cervical mucus to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg and change the lining of the uterus to prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus
Q. Is desogestrel the same as cerazette/ same as feanolla?
Cerazette and feanolla are brand names for desogestrel.