Ortho-Cept , also known as desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol, is an estrogen/progestin combination used in the prevention of pregnancy.

This medication comes in the form of a pill which needs to be taken everyday, no more than 24 hours apart. Women who take the medication correctly will have a 99 percent chance of preventing pregnancy.

Common side effects users may experience when taking Ortho-Cept include irregular menstrual periods, breast tenderness, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. If you are experiencing more severe side effects, contact your doctor or other medical professional for assistance.

This type of oral contraceptive may also be used to regulate the patients menstrual cycle, treat menopausal symptoms, endometriosis, painful periods, unusual uterine bleeding, female hypogonadism and acne in patients over 15 years of age. Occasionally, Ortho-Cept may be used for other purposes, as prescribed by your doctor.

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