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Apri® (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Desogen®, a type of birth control pill. As a combined oral contraceptive, it works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus. There is only one standard dose of Apri: one tablet once a day, at the same time each day.
Although most women do not experience any problems while taking it, side effects are possible. Common side effects may include:
- Breast tenderness
It is important to take this medication every day, as missing doses increases your risk of pregnancy.
(For more information on this birth control pill, click Apri. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining what to expect while taking it, safety issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, and more.)