DESOGEN Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020071/001.

Names and composition

"DESOGEN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of DESOGESTREL and ETHINYL ESTRADIOL.

Answered questions

Who has taken the pill desogen?
Who has taken the pill desogen ? how fast did it take for you to get pregnant once you got off the pill? I also heard that if you have taken the pill your a greater risk of having twins is that true? Also has this pill made you gain weight and make you more sick throwing up headachs moody? Asked by Kenneth Deakins 4 months ago.

Hi!, Desogen is an oral contraceptive which alters the hormones of the woman’s body in order to produce a difficult environment for the fertilization of the female egg as well as an inhospitable environment for a fertilized egg to grow. Desogen is not appropriate for pregnant women, women who have given birth within the previous 4 to 6 weeks, or women who are nursing. Desogen, which can be generically prescribed as ethinyl estradiol and desogestrol, is not appropriate for all patients and a thorough medical history should be assessed prior to prescribing this medication. Patients with a history of hormonal based cancers, a previous episode of jaundice associated with oral contraceptives, liver disease, liver cancer, circulation problems, blood clot, circulation problems, diabetes related circulation problems, stroke, severe high blood pressure, severe migraines, or a heart valve disorder can not tolerate Desogen. Patients with a medical history which includes abnormal mammograms, breast lumps, fibrocystic breast disease, nodules in the breast, irregular menstrual cycles, seizures, epilepsy, gall bladder disease, diabetes, depression, weight problems, high cholesterol, heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, or angina may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with Desogen or may not be able to handle it at all, depending on the disease as well as patients overall health and the severity of the disease or condition. Desogen will cause serious birth defects in developing fetuses, and passes through the mother’s breast milk which can affect a nursing infant. The prescribing physician should never prescribe Desogen to women who are pregnant or nursing. Some patients may experience significant health complications when starting Desogen, including allergic reactions, lumps in the breast, worsening migraine headaches, loss of appetite, sleep problems, or other symptoms of depression, swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet, nausea with stomach pain, dark urine, pale stools, low fever, jaundice, chest pain accompanied by sweating, nausea, chest heaviness, and a feeling of arm involvement, a sudden headache accompanied by difficulty with balance, coordination, speech, or balance, or sudden weakness that dominates one side of the body. Allergic reactions are usually signaled by swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, or mouth, difficulty breathing, and hives. Patients usually experience less serious side effects more frequently, and do not require emergency medical care. Most patients complain of side effects such as vaginal itching and discharge, changes in appetite, changes in weight, mild nausea, stomach cramps, bloating, vomiting, breast pain, breast swelling, breast tenderness, hair loss, darkening of the skin, more noticeable freckles, increase in facial hair, contact lens difficulty, fatigue, dizziness, nervousness, sexual dysfunction, loss of sexual interest, and frequent headaches. Patients should be urged to make their oral contraceptives part of their daily habits as missing doses can lead to an increased risk of unplanned pregnancy. Should a patient miss a dose, the following dose should be doubled. If the patient misses two consecutive doses, the following two doses should be doubled. If the patient misses three consecutive doses, the entire pack should be discarded and the cycle should be started over. Patients should not take too much medication at once to make up for a missed dose. Patients should not try to void a pregnancy with an overdose of birth control pills, as this can lead to serious health consequences for the mother and birth defects for the developing fetus. An overdose may present with nausea, vomiting, vaginal bleeding, and other complications. Other medications may present the risk of a serious drug interaction or may lead to decreased effectiveness. Patients should always inquire with a health care professional prior to taking any new medications, including new prescriptions, over the counter medications, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements. Medications with a known history of interactions with Desogen include St. John’s wort, seizure medications, HIV medications, antibiotics, acetaminophen, barbiturates, and phenylbutazone. Desogen has the following structural formula: • Molecular formula of desogen is C20H24O2 • Chemical IUPAC Name is 17-ethynyl-13-methyl-7,8,9,11,12,13,14,1... 6H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthrene-3,17-diol • Molecular weight is 296.403 g/mol • Desogen available : 0.15-30mg-mcg 30 tablets disp pack Regards, $ Answered by Kellie Rockwood 4 months ago.

I have taken Desogen before, not to prevent pregnancy but to prepare my uterus for IVF cycles. You will not have a greater risk of having twins from taking the birth control pill. Some women claim that the birth control pill causes them to gain weight, some say they didn't gain an ounce. The birth control pill makes some women nauseous, others it does not. There are different side effects for different people. The only true thing is the birth control pill's effectiveness if taken correctly. If it makes you sick, you can have your doctor switch brands or you could try the birth control patch since it is not taken orally. If you're worried about the pill possibly making you gain weight, giving you headaches, causing nausea, and making you moody - remember all these are almost certain symptoms of pregnancy. So, if you're not wanting to conceive, an extra five pounds from the pill something you can live with easily. Answered by Ann Markow 4 months ago.


I am on Desogen but i am spotting what does that mean...Anything at all...?
Asked by Reid Sconiers 4 months ago.

Desogen in a low-dose pill- I believe it is originally from Europe, perhaps the Netherlands. It is normal to have spotting with a low-dose pill. Get in touch with the health-care provider who gave you the pills- perhaps you need to switch or would do better with a tri-cyclic option. I don't know how long you have been on the Desogen, but it is normal to give your body about three months to adjust to the pill and for you to speak with the person who described it about side effects. Basically, a pill keeps your hormones level. Lower- dose pills allow "spotting" to happen at times because the hormone level is not keeping the uterine buildup at an even level. Please relax- it just means you either need more time on this pill, or you may need a pill change. Spotting on a low dose pill is perfectly normal (it is also called "breakthrough bleeding"). All the best Antonio Answered by Hailey Aguire 4 months ago.


Has anyone used the birth control Desogen?
I was just given Desogen and I've never taken birth control before...I typed it onto google and immediately saw a bunch of negative reviews so now I'm scared to take it! However, I know that these review sites tend to be mostly the people that weren't happy with the product...so, do any of you have... Asked by Susan Bujak 4 months ago.

I was just given Desogen and I've never taken birth control before...I typed it onto google and immediately saw a bunch of negative reviews so now I'm scared to take it! However, I know that these review sites tend to be mostly the people that weren't happy with the product...so, do any of you have experiences with it? Thanks Answered by Talitha Carrizal 4 months ago.

Yes it is a bad ! here is a comment that someone made from "Desogen" "I wish I'd never taken this pill. I was on Ortho-Tricyclen Lo for almost a year before I got pregnant and miscarried. My doctor decided Desogen was a better replacement for the Ortho, and it worked great for preventing pregnancy. However, it did so because I found my husband's touch revolting...we only had sex an average of once every two months. And that was after I got tired of him badgering me for it. I was constantly angry and depressed over nothing. I cried all the time over nothing. Every day I drove I wanted to drive my car off the bridges and cliffs I passed. I thought about shooting myself. I never think like that, ONLY when I was on this pill. It got so bad my husband told me to stop taking it because risking pregnancy was better than risking my sanity/life. I've been fine ever since I got off that pill, it's just taken awhile to work the weight off. My suggestion would be if you try, stop taking it as soon as you start to feel any of those side effects during times other than menstruation. Good luck!" Answered by Roxana Simar 4 months ago.


Desogen BC?
My OB-GYN recently prescribed me to take Desogen. I am started it with my next cycle which is due next week. I was wondering if anyone who is currently on it, or has been on it has any information about it that you can't read about. Yeah there is that paper that comes with it that you can read but its not the... Asked by Darren Lacerda 4 months ago.

My OB-GYN recently prescribed me to take Desogen. I am started it with my next cycle which is due next week. I was wondering if anyone who is currently on it, or has been on it has any information about it that you can't read about. Yeah there is that paper that comes with it that you can read but its not the same as hearing peoples feelings and results from being on it. Please help with any information ! Answered by Michale Kanjirathinga 4 months ago.


I switched from the pill Loestrin 24 to Desogen?
just yesterday, my gyno switched my birth control for my periods from Loestrin 24 to Desogen.. What information do you have on it? Is Desogen a good birth control to be on? What are your side effects and when I should I actually switch? Asked by Douglas Baisden 4 months ago.

I have used Desogen in the past and had pretty good results. I had very few side effects with it. I did go off of it to go on the generic Ortho-Cept for a while and then later on when I went back on the Desogen I used it to try and stop my periods because of my endometriosis. I had issues with breakthrough bleeding at that time. But other than that time I had no problems with the Desogen. As for when to switch I would recommend waiting until you finish the current pack of Loestrin 24, but even before doing that I would recommend checking with your doctor first for further clarification on when to switch from the Loestrin 24 to the Desogen. Answered by Pauletta Zematis 4 months ago.


Has anyone taken or used the birth control Desogen?
If you cant help or answer the question then don't bother responding cause its pointless. Asked by Holley Fend 4 months ago.

yay for the answer from the pharmacist! I've been on six types of birth control, and so far Desogen is my favorite. I've come back to it twice now. I didn't notice any weight gain or anything, but the initial mood swings are a bit killer. they're usually gone by the time you start your second pack and are normally limited to uncontrollable crying at totally random times and mild paranoia. sleep disturbances were common in the first month as well. I have noticed a slight decrease in my ability to "get wet", and it can take me longer to climax sometimes, but enough foreplay, as well as an understanding partner, usually take care of that. lubricant is of course helpful in this case as well, and I personally find water-based lubricants itchy, but silicone-based ones have been a dream come true for us. I have more breast tenderness (not to be confused with sensitivity) with Desogen than most other pills. I also seem to have more energy during the day. Desogen is a good one, but it does take some adjustment. as always, if you're still experiencing symptoms that you just don't like after two months, try something else. if your body hasn't adjusted by then, it won't. also, your body chemistry is different than mine, so this is only my experience, but I totally love it. Answered by Nakia Macina 4 months ago.

I work in a pharmacy and there are many people taking Desogen (generic Ortho-Cept). It has a different progestin than LoEstrin does, but it should be just as effective! Just keep in mind that when you switch birth control pills you may experience spotting mid month the first few months until your body adjusts to the hormone changes. If you have any questions or concerns, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist. Have a great day! Answered by Kenton Truxell 4 months ago.

I have been on desogen now over a year and LOVE IT I have gone through 4 different pills, patch, shot, IUD and desogen has been the best! My acne is non existing (I got acne from Minrena) I have lost 20 pounds (I gained 40 with MIrena) My breast have increased in size! I LOVE IT Desogen and Ortho cept are the name brands Apri, Solia and Reclipsen are the generic brands Answered by Toccara Pettyjohn 4 months ago.

i have never been on birth control Answered by Faustino Mckenzy 4 months ago.

some women have. Answered by Avery Hightree 4 months ago.


Any women out there familiar with Desogen birth control?
I've been on Orthotrycyclen Lo for awhile now, and was fine with it- I feel pretty indifferent to it. My new gyno thought I should switch to Desogen because he said it has a decreased risk for blood clots, or something like that, which sounded good to me. I peaked on the internet though, and there seems to be... Asked by Freda Tara 4 months ago.

I've been on Orthotrycyclen Lo for awhile now, and was fine with it- I feel pretty indifferent to it. My new gyno thought I should switch to Desogen because he said it has a decreased risk for blood clots, or something like that, which sounded good to me. I peaked on the internet though, and there seems to be some consensus that it causes weight gain. Has anyone used this drug and had positive and/or negative effects from it? I really don't want to gain weight, so I'm concerned. Thank you. Answered by Dorsey Wernicki 4 months ago.

Desogen was the first Pill I was put on thirteen years ago to regulate my cycle. For me, it did not cause weight gain. But, I suppose it can vary from woman to woman. I had the usual side effect (nausea), but that wore off within six months. My periods were also very heavy for about six months while my body adjusted to the drug. But I have had the heavy bleeding effect from the other types of pills I have been started on so that factor is normal. The positive outweighs the negative. Answered by Pa Condrey 4 months ago.

I've been taking Desogen since June. It's the first birth control I've ever used. I had no side effects whatsoever! When I first started I was expecting some naseua but there was nothing! And I haven't gained any weight from it. So far I really like it. Answered by Donette Vailes 4 months ago.

my sister was on that birth control and i noticed a little weight gain. My doctor just switched me to Desogen as well and i will be starting it next month. I am just as curious as you. Answered by Keri Corra 4 months ago.


Is Desogen still effective if taken during the same week or day as Adderall is taken?
Asked by Ilse Garnder 4 months ago.

Desogen can be made less effective in the same way as most other birth control pills are: antibiotics, St. John's Wort, lots of vitamin C, anti-seizure meds, some barbituates, and HIV meds. Adderrall is a mix of different amphetamines (stimulants), and as far as I know, it does not decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. I would call your doc's office and ask to be certain. Answered by Grace Hermance 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020071/001 DESOGEN DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-21 0.15MG and 0.03MG
020071/002 DESOGEN DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020071/001 DESOGEN DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-21 0.15MG and 0.03MG
020071/002 DESOGEN DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
020301/001 ORTHO-CEPT DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-21 0.15MG and 0.03MG
020301/002 ORTHO-CEPT DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
020713/001 MIRCETTE DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
021090/001 CYCLESSA DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.1MG,0.125MG,0.15MG and 0.025MG,0.025MG,0.025MG
075256/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-21 0.15MG and 0.03MG
075256/002 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
075863/001 KARIVA DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
076455/001 VELIVET DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.1MG,0.125MG,0.15MG and 0.025MG,0.025MG,0.025MG
076455/002 DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL Tablet/ Oral 0.125MG per 0.025MG
076455/003 DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL Tablet/ Oral 0.15MG per 0.025MG
076675/001 EMOQUETTE DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
076681/001 KIMIDESS DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
076915/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
076916/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
077182/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.1MG,0.125MG,0.15MG and 0.025MG,0.025MG,0.025MG
077182/002 DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ ORAL-28 0.125MG per 0.025MG
077182/003 DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ ORAL-28 0.15MG per 0.025MG
091234/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
091247/001 PIMTREA DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
091346/001 VIORELE DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
201887/001 ENSKYCE DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
202085/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
202226/001 BEKYREE DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
202296/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
202689/001 VOLNEA DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
202789/001 ISIBLOOM DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
206853/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
207081/001 KALLIGA DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
209170/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG

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