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Tendonitis, Headache, Breast Dysplasia, Hepatic Steatosis, Osteoarthritis, Libido Decreased, Adipomastia, Blood Triglycerides Increased (8238167-X)
on Mar 19, 2012 Female from BRAZIL , 34 years of age, weighting 167.6 lb, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Desogestrel side effects: tendonitis, headache, breast dysplasia, hepatic steatosis, osteoarthritis, libido decreased, adipomastia, blood triglycerides increased. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: Po.
Associated medications used:
  • Patoprazole
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids


Pain, Hernia, Emotional Distress, Injury, Weight Decreased, Hepatitis, Pancreatitis, Gallbladder Disorder (8237927-9)
Patient was taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Patient felt the following Desogestrel side effects: pain, hernia, emotional distress, injury, weight decreased, hepatitis, pancreatitis, gallbladder disorder on Mar 20, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 33 years of age, weighting 160.9 lb, . Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)
  • Yaz


Back Pain, Deep Vein Thrombosis (8206053-7)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 01, 2012 by a Female taking Desogestrel/ethunyl Estradiol (Dosage: 1 Df;qd;po) was diagnosed with
  • contraception
  • dysmenorrhoea
and. Location: JAPAN , 28 years of age, weighting 99.21 lb, After Desogestrel was administered, patient encountered several Desogestrel side effects: back pain, deep vein thrombosis. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Vomiting, Pain, Retching, Blood Glucose Increased, Pain In Extremity (8203849-2)
on Feb 28, 2012 Female from BRAZIL , 23 years of age, weighting 207.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • polycystic ovaries
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Desogestrel side effects: vomiting, pain, retching, blood glucose increased, pain in extremity. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: Qd, Po.


Menorrhagia, Deep Vein Thrombosis (8193350-7)
on Feb 26, 2012 Female from GERMANY , 49 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • oral contraception
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Patient felt the following Desogestrel side effects: menorrhagia, deep vein thrombosis. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Xarelto
  • Xarelto
Patient was hospitalized.

Aphasia, Apraxia, Cognitive Disorder, Hypokinesia, Anhedonia, Bradyphrenia, Epilepsy, Social Avoidant Behaviour, Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (8190981-5)
Patient was taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. After Desogestrel was administered, patient encountered several Desogestrel side effects: aphasia, apraxia, cognitive disorder, hypokinesia, anhedonia, bradyphrenia, epilepsy, social avoidant behaviour, cerebral venous thrombosis on Feb 26, 2012 from NETHERLANDS Additional patient health information: Female , 49 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Sudden Hearing Loss (8189579-4)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 22, 2012 by a Female taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (Dosage: 1 Df;qd;po) was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and. Location: JAPAN , 20 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Desogestrel side effects: sudden hearing loss.

Venous Insufficiency, Gait Disturbance, Back Pain, Deep Vein Thrombosis (8187233-6)
on Feb 20, 2012 Female from JAPAN , 31 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
  • menstrual cycle management
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Patient felt the following Desogestrel side effects: venous insufficiency, gait disturbance, back pain, deep vein thrombosis. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: 1 Df; Qd; Po. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Sensory Disturbance, Angiopathy, Back Pain, Ovarian Cyst, Anxiety, Depression, Paresis, Hypoaesthesia (8186839-8)
on Feb 17, 2012 Female from NORWAY , 45 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. After Desogestrel was administered, patient encountered several Desogestrel side effects: sensory disturbance, angiopathy, back pain, ovarian cyst, anxiety, depression, paresis, hypoaesthesia. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Zocor
  • Persantin
  • Duphalac
  • Triphasil-21
  • Toilax
  • Aspirin
  • Trimethoprim
Patient was hospitalized.

Lung Cyst, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Infarction, Deep Vein Thrombosis (8174931-3)
Patient was taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Desogestrel side effects: lung cyst, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary infarction, deep vein thrombosis on Feb 14, 2012 from NORWAY Additional patient health information: Female , 20 years of age, weighting 209.4 lb, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Cholecystitis, Vomiting Psychogenic, Pain, Dyspnoea (8155526-4)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 15, 2012 by a Female taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 21 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, Patient felt the following Desogestrel side effects: cholecystitis, vomiting psychogenic, pain, dyspnoea.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prozac
  • Yaz
  • Peri-colace
  • Microgestin Fe 1.5/30
  • Reglan
  • Anusol
  • Opium Alkaloids And Derivatives
  • Mircette (Unk Unk, Qs)
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Pancreatitis, Abdominal Pain, Hernia, Anxiety, Hepatitis, Injury, Emotional Distress, Weight Decreased (8134763-9)
on Feb 06, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 33 years of age, weighting 160.9 lb, was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. After Desogestrel was administered, patient encountered several Desogestrel side effects: pancreatitis, abdominal pain, hernia, anxiety, hepatitis, injury, emotional distress, weight decreased. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)


Spinal Cord Infarction, Peroneal Nerve Palsy, Ovarian Cyst, Mental Disorder, Depression, Abdominal Pain, Myopathy, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia (8134169-2)
on Jan 31, 2012 Female from NORWAY , 45 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Desogestrel side effects: spinal cord infarction, peroneal nerve palsy, ovarian cyst, mental disorder, depression, abdominal pain, myopathy, panic disorder, agoraphobia. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive, Abortion Spontaneous, Memory Impairment, Vomiting, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (8120978-2)
Patient was taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Patient felt the following Desogestrel side effects: pregnancy on oral contraceptive, abortion spontaneous, memory impairment, vomiting, maternal exposure during pregnancy on Jan 30, 2012 from BRAZIL Additional patient health information: Female , 31 years of age, weighting 138.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: Qd;po.

Memory Impairment, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive, Abortion Spontaneous, Vomiting (8116192-7)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 24, 2012 by a Female taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (Dosage: Qd;po) was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and. Location: BRAZIL , 31 years of age, weighting 138.9 lb, After Desogestrel was administered, patient encountered several Desogestrel side effects: memory impairment, maternal exposure during pregnancy, pregnancy on oral contraceptive, abortion spontaneous, vomiting.

Injection Site Pain, Nasopharyngitis, Rhinorrhoea (8093355-0)
on Oct 19, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Desogestrel side effects: injection site pain, nasopharyngitis, rhinorrhoea. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Hyoscyamine
  • Humira (Loading Dose)
  • Pentasa
  • Enablex
  • Apo Triazide (50/25 Mg Qod)
  • Amitriptyline Hcl
  • Valtrex


Epilepsy (8078292-X)
on Jan 12, 2012 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 21 years of age, was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Patient felt the following Desogestrel side effects: epilepsy. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lamotrigine


Brain Hypoxia, Nosocomial Infection, Epistaxis, Protein S Decreased, Klebsiella Infection, Cerebral Haemorrhage, Muscle Spasms, Brain Oedema, Fall (8072760-2)
Patient was taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. After Desogestrel was administered, patient encountered several Desogestrel side effects: brain hypoxia, nosocomial infection, epistaxis, protein s decreased, klebsiella infection, cerebral haemorrhage, muscle spasms, brain oedema, fall on Jan 16, 2012 from FRANCE Additional patient health information: Female , 26 years of age, weighting 99.21 lb, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Desogestre/ethinyl Estradiol
Patient was hospitalized.

Pulmonary Embolism (8066387-6)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 24, 2012 by a Female taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • oral contraception
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 27 years of age, weighting 158.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Desogestrel side effects: pulmonary embolism. Patient was hospitalized.

Pulmonary Embolism, Eye Disorder, Malaise (8058229-X)
on Jan 04, 2012 Female from FRANCE , 17 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Patient felt the following Desogestrel side effects: pulmonary embolism, eye disorder, malaise. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Headache, Dyspnoea, Skin Discolouration, Back Pain, Vomiting, Bronchitis (8058139-8)
on Jan 09, 2012 Female from BRAZIL , 18 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. After Desogestrel was administered, patient encountered several Desogestrel side effects: headache, dyspnoea, skin discolouration, back pain, vomiting, bronchitis. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: Qd;po.

Nausea, Mood Swings, Reverse Tri-iodothyronine Increased, Stress (8058138-6)
Patient was taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Desogestrel side effects: nausea, mood swings, reverse tri-iodothyronine increased, stress on Jan 11, 2012 from FINLAND Additional patient health information: Female , 21 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Hydrocortisone


Pulseless Electrical Activity, Pulmonary Embolism, Hypotension, Cardiac Arrest (8045656-X)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 12, 2012 by a Female taking Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (Dosage: One Tablet Daily Po) was diagnosed with
  • oral contraception
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 33 years of age, weighting 183.2 lb, Patient felt the following Desogestrel side effects: pulseless electrical activity, pulmonary embolism, hypotension, cardiac arrest. Patient was hospitalized.

Candidiasis, Hypersomnia, Ocular Vasculitis (8036142-1)
on Dec 27, 2011 Female from BRAZIL , 29 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. After Desogestrel was administered, patient encountered several Desogestrel side effects: candidiasis, hypersomnia, ocular vasculitis. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: Po.

Depressive Symptom, Intentional Self-injury (8033612-7)
on Dec 14, 2011 Female from JAPAN , 17 years of age, weighting 125.7 lb, was diagnosed with
  • contraception
and was treated with Desogestrel/ethunyl Estradiol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Desogestrel side effects: depressive symptom, intentional self-injury. Desogestrel/ethunyl Estradiol dosage: 1 Df;qd;po.

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