Azurette is a combined oral contraceptive, which is one of the most popular types of birth control pills. It works to prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation, but has other effects on the body as well. Most women can take it without problems; however, side effects can include nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness. The medication comes in tablet form and should be taken every day.

What Is Azurette?

Azurette™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive (commonly known as a birth control pill). It is a generic form of the prescription birth control pill Mircette®.
(Click Azurette Uses for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Azurette. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Azurette include but are not limited to:
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting (between periods)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches.
(Click Azurette Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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