This is a combination oral contraception (COC) meaning that it contains both progestin and estrogen to help suppress ovulation and prevent an unplanned pregnancy. Desogen Birth Control or generic Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estrada may be called a monophasic birth control pill which refers to each pill containing the same amount of progestin or estrogen in every pill, except in the 28 day packs that contain 7 inactive pills. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When taken as instructed, Desogen Birth control will act to suppress ovulation so there is no egg to be fertilized. The pill will also act to change the cervical mucus so it becomes thick and makes it a difficult journey for sperm to reach and fertilize an egg. The lining of your uterus is affected as well by the active ingredients in Desogen Birth Control (called Marvelon in Canada) and is not developed enough to support the attachment of a fertilized egg. Another road block put up by Desogen Birth Control is a change in the activity of your Fallopian tubes that helps to discourage the fertilization of an egg. There is always a small percentage of failure rate with oral birth control, mostly with regard to human error, but no birth control pill can successfully stop you from ovulating 100% of the time.
Not all women are ready to start a family and reasons may include marital status, career choices, or your current financial situation. Some ladies may have health concerns that could make being pregnant a risk to mom and/or baby. If you experience depression, you may be at a higher risk for postpartum depression or the medications you take for epilepsy could result in a miscarriage. Your doctor is the best source for information about pregnancy and your health status.
Confirm that you are not pregnant before starting on Desogen Birth Control. Ask your doctor if Desogen Birth Control is safe to take if you are breast feeding. Explain other medical conditions and allergies you have to your doctor and list all OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements. This will help to determine if Desogen Birth Control is right for your situation.
Keep all medications out of children’s reach. If you become ill and cannot keep food down, your Desogen Birth Control will not be effective so abstain from sex or use a condom until you can start taking the pill again.