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Mircette (Generic)

Mircette (Generic)

Main info about Mircette (Desogestrel)

Desogestrel, marketed under the brand name names Cerazette as well as Mircette amngst lots of others, is a progestin medication which is made use of in contraceptive pill for females. This medicine includes 2 hormonal agents: a progestin (Mircette (Desogestrel)) and also an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol). It acts generally by protecting against the launch of an egg (ovulation) throughout your menstruation cycle. It likewise makes genital fluid thicker to assist stop sperm from getting to an egg (fertilizing) as well as alters the lining of the womb to protect against add-on of a fertilized egg. If a fed egg does not connect to the uterus, it gets out of the body. Besides protecting against maternity, birth control tablets could make your menstruation periods extra routine, lower blood loss as well as uncomfortable periods, reduce your risk of ovarian cysts, and treat acne. You will take your first Desogestrel pill on the initial day of your duration or on the very first Sunday after your duration starts. You could have to make use of back-up birth control, including prophylactics or a spermicide, when you first begin taking Desogestrel. Follow your physician's instructions. Take one Mircette (Desogestrel) pill each day, no more than 24-HOUR apart. When the pills go out, start a new pack the the next day. You might obtain pregnant if you do not take one pill a day. Stop utilizing birth control pills as well as consult your doctor promptly in case you have a major adverse effects like: unexpected feeling numb or fragility, particularly on one side of the body; unexpected and also extreme migraine, confusion, issues with vision, speech, or level; unexpected cough, hissing, quick hear rate; breast discomfort or heavy feeling, discomfort infecting the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, basic sick feeling.

Purchasing Mircette (Desogestrel)

Purchasing Desogestrel with our pharmacy service is very quick and also easy. However you should take your therapy very carefully. Attempt to talk with your doctor before making a decision to buy this . Even if you think the information above suffices for you to decide, medical consultation is a should to avoid severe adverse effects.


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Generic Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medicine also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Generic Mircette is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy.

How to take

Take Generic Mircette exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

You will take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins. You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using Mircette. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not take one pill daily. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of pills completely.

The 28 day birth control pack contains seven "reminder" pills to keep you on your regular cycle. Your period will usually begin while you are using these reminder pills.

You may have breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy.

Use a back-up birth control if you are sick with severe vomiting or diarrhea.

If you need surgery or medical tests or if you will be on bed rest, you may need to stop using this medicine for a short time. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are using Mircette.

While taking Mircette, you will need to visit your doctor regularly.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Mircette: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Generic Mircette and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
sudden and severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood;
pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs;
a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
a breast lump; or
symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes).
Less serious Mircette side effects may include:

mild nausea (especially when you first start taking this medicine), vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps;
breast tenderness or swelling, nipple discharge;
freckles or darkening of facial skin, increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair;
changes in weight or appetite;
problems with contact lenses;
vaginal itching or discharge; or
changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.


Generic Mircette can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss two menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking Mircette. You should not take this medicine if you have:

untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure;
heart disease (coronary artery disease, uncontrolled heart valve disorder, history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot);
a blood-clotting disorder or circulation problems;
problems with your eyes, kidneys or circulation caused by diabetes;
a history of hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer;
unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor;
liver disease or liver cancer;
severe migraine headaches (with aura, numbness, weakness, or vision changes), especially if you are older than 35;
a history of jaundice caused by pregnancy or birth control pills; or
if you smoke and are over 35 years old.

To make sure you can safely take Generic Mircette, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

high blood pressure, varicose veins;
high cholesterol or triglycerides, or if you are overweight;
a history of depression;
underactive thyroid;
gallbladder disease;
seizures or epilepsy;
a history of irregular menstrual cycles;
tuberculosis; or
a history of fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules, or an abnormal mammogram.

The hormones in Generic Mircette (estradiol and desogestrel) can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Mircette may also slow breast milk production. Do not use if you are breast feeding a baby.

Drug interactions

Some drugs can make Generic Mircette less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Before using Generic Mircette, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

bosentan (Tracleer);
an antibiotic or tuberculosis medication;
drugs to treat hepatitis C, HIV, or AIDS;
phenobarbital (Solfoton) and other barbiturates;
St. John's wort; or
seizure medications.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

dantrolene (Dantrium);
lamotrigine (Lamictal);
tizanidine (Zanaflex); or
tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron, Lysteda).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Generic Mircette. Tell your doctor about all medications you use.

Missed dose

Follow the patient instructions found in the Generic Mircette packet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions. Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant.

If you miss one active pill, take two pills on the day that you remember. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack.

If you miss two active pills in a row in Week 1 or 2, take two pills per day for two days in a row. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack. Use back-up birth control for at least 7 days following the missed pills.

If you miss two active pills in a row in Week 3, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack that day.

If you miss three active pills in a row in Week 1, 2, or 3, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack on the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack that day.
If you miss two or more pills, you may not have a period during the month. If you miss a period for two months in a row, call your doctor because you might be pregnant.

If you miss a reminder pill, throw it away and keep taking one reminder pill per day until the pack is empty. You do not need back-up birth control if you miss a reminder pill.


Store Generic Mircette at room temperature away from moisture and heat.


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