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Cyclessa is a prescription drug that is used to prevent pregnancy. It is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it contains two different types of hormones -- an estrogen and a progestin. While most women tolerate the drug well, side effects can include headaches, nausea, and breast tenderness. Cyclessa comes in tablet form and is taken once a day.
What Is Cyclessa?Cyclessa® (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill (technically known as an oral contraceptive). Three generic birth control pills are equivalent to Cyclessa:
- Caziant™ (made by Watson Laboratories, Inc.)
- Cesia™ (made by Prasco Laboratories)
- Velivet™ (made by Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.).