Preventing pregnancy. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol is a combination progesterone and estrogen birth control pill. It works by preventing ovulation. It may also 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.

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  • Desogen and Mircette
  • Incidence not known
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
    anxiety
    change in vision
    changes in skin color
    chest pain or discomfort
    chills
    clay-colored stools
    constipation
    cough
    dark urine
    diarrhea
    dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting
    fever
    hives or welts
    itching skin or rash
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    nausea and vomiting
    pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
    pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
    pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially in the calves of the legs
    severe headaches of sudden onset
    slow or fast heartbeat
    sudden loss of coordination or slurred speech
    sudden onset of shortness of breath for no apparent reason
    sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
    sweating
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vomiting of blood
    Some of the side effects that can occur with desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Incidence not known
    Bloating
    blotchy spots on the exposed skin
    breast enlargement or tenderness
    feeling sad or empty
    irritability
    itching of the vagina or outside the genitals
    loss of interest or pleasure
    pain during sexual intercourse
    thick, white curd-like vaginal discharge without odor or with mild odor
    trouble wearing contact lenses
  • (oral tablet)
  • Birth Control

    Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and also cause changes in your cervical and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. Yaz is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. It is also used to treat moderate acne in women who are at least 14 years old and have started having menstrual periods, and who wish to use birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. Yaz is also used to treat the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), such as anxiety, depression, irritability, trouble concentrating, lack of energy, sleep or appetite changes, breast tenderness, joint or muscle pain, headache, and weight gain.