Desogestrel 75mcg Tablets

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Desogestrel pill contains only progesterone for preventing ovulation. as an estrogen-free contraceptive, Desogestrel has a 12 hours window, unlike the traditional progesterone-only-pills (POP), which only gives you the flexibility of up to 3 hours. Desogestrel 75mcg pills are taken daily without a break and are an effective choice for breastfeeding women and those who can't tolerate products that contain oestrogen.

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What is Desogestrel?

Desogestrel is a progesterone-only contraceptive that helps to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The good thing about this pill is that it has a 12-hour window, as opposed to most POPs that have a shorter window.

How it works

The active ingredient in these tablets is desogestrel. It works by stopping the process of ovulation in women. It does this by thickening a woman’s cervical mucus, making it preventing male sperms from getting to the eggs. As a result, pregnancy is prevented since male sperms are unable to reach the female eggs for fertilization. Desogestrel can be taken up to 12 hours late and will still be effective. It is a perfect option for women who would like to avoid oestrogen products. Desogestrel is also recommended for breastfeeding mothers.

What it Treats

  • Used to prevent pregnancy


  • Read the Patient Information Leaflet for a detailed list of all the warnings related to desogestrel.
  • Consult your doctor if you have diabetes, liver disease, or high blood pressure.
  • Consult your doctor if you are or have recently been on another medication.
  • Like many other hormonal contraceptives, desogestrel increases your risk of breast cancer. As a result, keep examining your breast and seek medical advice if you notice anything unusual.
  • You have increased chances of developing pulmonary embolism or blood clots.


  • Swallow a pill each day with a glass of water.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day.
  • Repeat the whole process with a new pack once you finish your pack.
  • Don’t take a break when you are done with a pack.
Remember, you are still safe from getting pregnant during the 7-day pill-free break. But only if you took your pills as advised.


  • Active ingredient: 75 mcg of desogestrel
  • Inactive ingredients: Soybean oil, D-?-tocopherol (E307), lactose monohydrate, Hypromellose 2910 (E464), Titanium dioxide (E171), Povidone K30 (E1201), Stearic acid (E570), Colloidal hydrated (E551), Stearic acid (E570, Hypromellose 2910 (E464).

Side Effects

The most common side effects are:

  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Weight gain
  • Tender and painful breast
  • Nausea
  • Low sex drive
  • Change in mood
  • Irregular periods, breakthrough bleeding, or no periods