Demulen Birth Control Information

If you want to prevent pregnancy, your healthcare provider may prescribe Demulen® (ethynodiol diacetate/ethinyl estradiol). It is a combined hormonal contraceptive that contains two different hormones (estrogen and progestin) and primarily works by stopping ovulation.
This birth control pill is taken every day. It is important to take the pill at the same time every day, as taking it late or missing doses can increase your risk unintentional pregnancy. Although most women tolerate it well, side effects are possible and can include nausea, headaches, and irregular menstrual periods.
Before using this form of birth control, make sure to review Demulen's safety information. This pill may not be suitable for all women, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as diabetes or migraines) or are taking any other type of medicine (including nonprescription medications, herbal supplements, or vitamins).
(For more information on this birth control pill, click Demulen. This article provides a complete overview, explaining how Demulen works, what to expect while taking it, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD