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Product Details
Generic Name: Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol
Brand Name: Azurette, Apri, Cesia, Caziant, Desogen
Mircette contains a combination of female hormones, which prevent ovulation and causes changes in uterine lining and cervical mucus, making it harder for fertilized egg to attach to uterus and harder for sperm to reach uterus. Also known as Desogestrel, it is a molecule used in hormonal contraceptives. Most combined oral contraceptive pills in the market today contain both progesterone-like compound like Desogestrel and Estrogen compound (ethinyl estradiol). At times, Desogestrel containing birth control pills are referred to as 3rd generation oral contraceptives. On the contrary, birth control pills which are considered 2nd generation contain progestin and estrogen, but progestin is different like levonorgestrel. Synthetic estrogen dosage of 3rd generation oral contraceptives is lower as compared to 2nd generation, reducing the likelihood of breast tenderness, migraine and weight gain.
Doses of Mircette:
  • You can use Mircette as recommended by your doctor; nevertheless not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • You will have to take the 1st pill on first day of your period or 1st Sunday after the period starts. You might need to use backup birth control like spermicide or condoms wile first using this medicine.
  • Take just 1 pill every day; when you run out of pills start the new pack the next day and get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine.
  • You might have breakthrough bleeding, particularly during initial three months.
  • Missing the pill might increase the risk of becoming pregnant, so if you miss 1 pill, take 2 pills on the day you remember.
  • Get emergency medical help in case of overdose; symptoms include vaginal bleeding, nausea and vomiting.