Desogen is a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation. It 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 used as contraception to prevent pregnancy.
Take the drug exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Use your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins. Take one pill every day at te same time. 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. If you need to have any type of medical tests or surgery, or if you will be on bed rest, you need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
Do not use Desogen if you have a stroke or blood clot, circulation problems, severe high blood pressure, headaches, disorder, heart disease, angina, high cholesterol or if you are overweight, gallbladder disease, fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules, or varicose. Do not smoke while using it, especially if you are older than 35.
Avoid using if you have an allergic reaction to the components of the drug, thrombophlebitis, high blood pressure, heart confusion, diabetes, headache, neoplasm of mammary gland, hepatic adenomas, abnormal haemorrhage, icterus. Do not use if you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
Possible side effect
The medicine may cause an allergy, asthenia, eyes problems, headache, confusion, belly and all body pains, sickness, heaviness, icterus, dark urine or loss of appetite.
Tell your doctor if you are using any of the other drugs such as theophylline, acetaminophen, vitamin C, prednisolone, seizure medications, a barbiturate, sedatives, HIV or AIDS medications or antibiotics.
Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant. If you miss one 'active' tablet, take two pills on the day that you remember and than use as scheduled. If you forgot two 'active' tablets in first or second week of treatment, take two pills daily for two days in a row. Then as scheduled. In this case,use a back-up birth control method. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row during third week, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, need to start a new pack. If you did not use three 'active' tablets during any of the first three weeks, start a new pack on the same day as if you are a First Day starter.
If you skipped two or more tablets, you may not have a monthlies during this month. If you miss a period for two months in a row you might be pregnant. If you miss any 'reminder' tablets, pitch the missed tablets away and return to your schedule.
Call emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include sickness, retching or vaginal passage of blood.
Store your medicines at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture and light. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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