Ethinyl Estradiol is used for contraception, post menopausal osteoporosis, prostate cancer, hormone replacement therapy and failure of ovarian development.
Desogestrel is used in contraception.
How it works
Ethinyl estradiol is a primary female sex hormone that, as a part of the hormone replacement therapy, works by maintaining the estrogen levels in the body, thereby relieving the symptoms occurring after menopause.
Desogestrel is a progestin (female hormones). It works to prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary or preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm (male reproductive cells). It also may work by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent the development of a pregnancy.
Common side effects
Headache, Nausea, Mood changes, Change in body weight, Abdominal pain, Sexual dysfunction, Breast enlargement, Metrorrhagia (menstrual bleeding at irregular intervals), Breast tenderness, Edema, Fibroid.
Edema, Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain.