Drug Class: oral contraceptives
Medical Uses: Birth Control
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About this Desogen Coupon
How do I use this Desogen Coupon?
- Print this drug coupon and bring it to your pharmacy.
- Give the pharmacist the coupon. She or he will know how to apply the drug discount.
- Save up to 75% off your Birth Control prescription!
Where can I use this Desogen Coupon?
You can use this discount at pharmacies across the nation. It may get you different discounts depending on which pharmacy you go to. We recommend calling ahead of time to different pharmacies near you for the most savings.
Who can use this Desogen Coupon?
Anyone can use this discount card with their prescription. Simply present it to your pharmacy when you are filling your prescription.
What if I have/don’t have insurance?
You can use this card if you don’t have insurance or if you have insurance. Please check with the pharmacy for each prescription as our drug coupon may save you MORE money than your current prescription insurance. You may be able to use our drug coupon to pay less than what you would with your insurance copay. This drug coupon is not insurance. This drug coupon does not expire and gives you access to discounts that would normally be reserved for special medical groups.
Desogen Medical Information
What is Desogen?
Desogen is a prescription drug used to prevent pregnancy. Desogen is a combination of two hormones; desogestrel (a progestin) and Ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). Desogestrel primarily works by preventing ovulation (release of an egg) during your periods. Desogen also stops fertilization from occurring by increasing the thickness of the vaginal fluid, thereby making it hard for sperm to get to an egg.
Desogen may prevent a fertilized from attaching itself to the womb by changing the lining of the uterus. If a fertilized does not attach itself to the uterus, it passes out of the body.
Apart from preventing pregnancy, Desogen can also be used to make your periods more regular, reduce the amount of blood loss and pain as well as decrease the risk of developing ovarian cysts. Desogen may also be used to treat acne.
Desogen does not offer protection to or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, HIV, and gonorrhea.
Desogen Medical Uses
To use Desogen safely and get the most out of it, you must understand how and when to use the medicine. Desogen is available in blister packs with a tablet dispenser. Each Desogen blister pack has 28 tablets with different colors. The tablets have to be taken in the exact order as directed on the blister pack.
- Birth control
When you take Desogen, your body will need at least one week to adjust before pregnancy can be prevented. Be sure to use an alternative form of contraception such as spermicide or condom of the first one week of your first cycle of Desogen pills.
Take Desogen around the same time every day. Desogen, like other birth control pills, works best when taken at an interval of not more than 24 hours. Do not skip or delay taking your Desogen pills for more than 24 hours. If you miss a dose, you could get pregnant. You may ask your physician for ways that will help you remember to take your Desogen pills.
Note that you may feel nauseated, particularly during the first few months of taking Desogen. If nausea lasts for more than 90 days, call your doctor. Also, seek medical advice if you vomit or diarrhea within three or four hours of taking Desogen.
Store Desogen in its original package, closed, at room temperature, away from moisture, the heat, and direct light. Keep Desogen from freezing and out of reach of children. Do not keep outdated Desogen pills or pills that you are no longer taking.
Desogen dose will vary from one patient to the other. Follow your dose and the direction of use as indicated on the drug’s label. The medication’s strength determines the amount of Desogen that you take. The number of Desogen doses you take and the interval between doses is determined by the medical problem you are treating.
Your doctor may advise that you start your Desogen dose on the first day of your periods (also known as Day 1 Start) or on the first Sunday after your period begins. If you start taking Desogen on a particular day, be sure to stick to that schedule, even when you miss a dose. Avoid changing your schedule on your own. Contact your doctor if you want to change Desogen dose to fit your convenience. Below is a typical Desogen dosage.
- Adults and teenagers – Take one light orange tablet around the same time each day for 21 consecutive days. This is followed by one green (inert) tablet daily for 7 days per menstrual cycle
Notify your doctor if you miss your menstrual cycle for two consecutive months while taking Desogen because it could be an indication of pregnancy. Note that you may not have your period during the first month of using Desogen is you skip your dose or change schedule.
Desogen Side Effects
Desogen, like most oral contraceptives, will cause certain side effects. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience a Desogen allergic reaction such as shortness of breath, swelling of the throat, lips, tongue or your face and hives. Contact your doctor if the following side effects occur while taking Desogen.
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
- change in vision
- changes in skin color
- chest pain or discomfort
- clay-colored stools
- dark urine
- dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting
- hives or welts
- itching skin or rash
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids
- hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- pains in the chest, groin, or legs
- severe headaches of sudden onset
- slow or fast heartbeat
- sudden loss of coordination or slurred speech
- nausea and vomiting
- pain or discomfort in the arms
- swelling of the foot or leg
- shortness of breath for no apparent reason
- sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- vomiting of blood
Stop taking Desogen and contact your doctor immediately if you the following side effects
- blotchy spots on the exposed skin
- breast enlargement or tenderness
- loss of interest or pleasure
- pain during sexual intercourse
- thick, white curd-like vaginal discharge
- feeling sad
- itching of the vagina
- trouble wearing contact lenses
Other side effects may occur while taking Desogen. Seek more information from your doctor. The aware you are about the side effects, the easier it is to prevent fatalities.
Using Desogen can cause interactions. To prevent this from happening, tell your doctor about all medicines, mineral supplements and vitamins you are using before taking Desogen. If any of the following medicines is prescribed together with Desogen, your physician may change the dose and how often you use Desogen or both drugs.
Desogen may interact with other drugs not listed above. Consult your doctor for more information.
- Paclitaxel Protein-Bound
- Eslicarbazepine Acetate
- Mycophenolate Mofetil
- Mycophenolic Acid
- Back Quell (acetaminophen / magnesium salicylate)
- Backaid Inflammatory Pain Formula (acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine)
- Backaid Max (acetaminophen / pamabrom)
- Balacet (acetaminophen / propoxyphene)
- Balminil Cough and Flu Sugar Free (acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)
- Basics Paracetamol (acetaminophen)
- Bayer Migraine Formula (acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine)
- Bayer Select Max Strength Night Time Pain (acetaminophen / diphenhydramine)
- Bayer Select Sinus Pain Formula (acetaminophen / pseudoephedrine)
- Be-Flex Plus (acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine / salicylamide)
- Beechams All-in-One (acetaminophen / guaifenesin / phenylephrine)
- BeFlex (acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine)
- Benadryl Allergy Plus Cold (acetaminophen / diphenhydramine / phenylephrine)
- St John’s Wort
Desogen may also interact with some medical conditions. Tell your doctor if you are suffering from the following medications. Avoid using Desogen if you are suffering from any of conditions listed below.
- Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
- Carcinomas (Estrogenic)
- Hypercalcemia In Breast Cancer
- Hepatic Neoplasms
- Liver Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Liver Disease
- Fluid Retention
- Glucose Intolerance
- Thyroid Function Tests
- Weight Gain
Desogen may interact with other medicatl conditons not listed above. Be sure to consult your doctor for more information. That way, you will reduce the risk of severe side effects when using Desogen.If you are to use Desogen while treating the above ailments, you may require your doctor’s supervision.
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