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Desogen Warnings and Precautions

Before taking any birth control pill (including Desogen), warnings and precautions concerning the safety of the contraceptive should be discussed with your healthcare provider. For instance, tell your healthcare provider if you have any existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, depression, or high blood pressure, as Desogen can make these conditions worse. Also, Desogen may not be suitable for people who have heart disease or a blood clotting disorder.

Desogen: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Desogen® (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medication you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Desogen is equivalent to Apri®, Emoquette™, Enskyce™, Ortho-Cept®, Reclipsen™, and Soliabirth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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