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Common Desogestrel Side Effects


The most commonly reported Desogestrel side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Pulmonary Embolism (26)
Vomiting (18)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (14)
Headache (13)
Pain (12)
Dyspnoea (12)
Nausea (12)
Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive (11)
Malaise (9)
Memory Impairment (9)
Diarrhoea (9)
Hypertension (9)
Abortion Spontaneous (9)
Dizziness (8)
Back Pain (8)
Fatigue (8)
Loss Of Consciousness (8)
Off Label Use (8)
Ovarian Cyst (7)
Abdominal Pain (7)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Desogestrel Side Effects Reported to FDA



Desogestrel Side Effect Report#9485764
Menorrhagia, Weight Abnormal, Product Substitution Issue
This is a report of a 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: menorrhagia,contraception, who was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Menorrhagia, Weight Abnormal, Product Substitution Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment in female patients, resulting in Menorrhagia side effect.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8992056
Renal Cortical Necrosis, Renal Failure Acute
This report suggests a potential Desogestrel\ethinyl Estradiol\norethindrone Renal Cortical Necrosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception,abdominal pain and used Desogestrel\ethinyl Estradiol\norethindrone (dosage: NA) starting
Nov 12, 2012. After starting Desogestrel\ethinyl Estradiol\norethindrone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Renal Cortical Necrosis, Renal Failure AcuteAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Aceclofenac
The patient was hospitalized. Although Desogestrel\ethinyl Estradiol\norethindrone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Renal Cortical Necrosis, may still occur.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8881787
Epilepsy
This Epilepsy problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from FR. A 19-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Oct 12, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Desogestrel (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Di-hydan
  • Keppra
  • Micropakine
When using Desogestrel, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: EpilepsyAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Epilepsy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8511174-5
Nerve Compression, Alopecia, Pulmonary Embolism, Sciatic Nerve Injury, Thrombosis
This Nerve Compression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Germany. A 72-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (drug dosage: Po), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 1985. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Nerve Compression, Alopecia, Pulmonary Embolism, Sciatic Nerve Injury, ThrombosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. The patient was hospitalized.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8494304-3
Procedural Complication, Cerebrovascular Accident, Menstruation Irregular, Intracranial Aneurysm
This is a report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Brazil, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: Po; Po, start time:
Apr 01, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Procedural Complication, Cerebrovascular Accident, Menstruation Irregular, Intracranial Aneurysm after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment in female patients, resulting in Procedural Complication side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8480900-6
Sciatic Nerve Injury, Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism
This report suggests a potential Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Sciatic Nerve Injury side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Germany was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: ;po) starting NS. After starting Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Sciatic Nerve Injury, Thrombosis, Pulmonary EmbolismAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sciatic Nerve Injury, may still occur.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8475949-3
Burning Sensation, Unstable Foetal Lie, Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive, Uterine Pain, Urinary Tract Infection
This Burning Sensation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Brazil. A 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception. On
Jan 01, 2009 this consumer started treatment with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: Qd;po). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Burning Sensation, Unstable Foetal Lie, Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive, Uterine Pain, Urinary Tract InfectionThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Burning Sensation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8458362-4
Injection Site Erythema, Injection Site Pruritus, Injection Site Reaction, Paraesthesia, Injection Site Pain, Hypoaesthesia, Thrombosis
This Injection Site Erythema side effect was reported by a health professional from Netherlands. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception,prophylaxis,multiple sclerosis,adverse reaction.The patient was prescribed Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
May 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Rebif
.After starting to take Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Injection Site Erythema, Injection Site Pruritus, Injection Site Reaction, Paraesthesia, Injection Site Pain, Hypoaesthesia, ThrombosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8450955-3
Laryngitis, Fatigue, Anaemia, Dyspnoea, Pneumonitis, Costochondritis, Skin Reaction
This is a report of a 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United Kingdom, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Desogestrel (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 22, 2011), combined with:
  • Humira
  • Amitriptyline Hcl
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Laryngitis, Fatigue, Anaemia, Dyspnoea, Pneumonitis, Costochondritis, Skin Reaction after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Desogestrel treatment in female patients, resulting in Laryngitis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8447867-8
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Hypertension, Aneurysm
This report suggests a potential Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Subarachnoid Haemorrhage side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Germany was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: ;po) starting
Jan 01, 2005. After starting Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Hypertension, AneurysmAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, may still occur.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8445284-8
Convulsion
This Convulsion problem was reported by a health professional from United Kingdom. A 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lamotrigine
When using Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: ConvulsionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Convulsion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8445024-2
Ingrowing Nail, Abortion Spontaneous, Paronychia, Pregnancy, Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy, Infertility Female, Twin Pregnancy
This Ingrowing Nail side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Brazil. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception.The patient was prescribed Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (drug dosage: ;qd;po), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Ingrowing Nail, Abortion Spontaneous, Paronychia, Pregnancy, Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy, Infertility Female, Twin PregnancyThese side effects may potentially be related to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8438976-8
Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Oligohydramnios, Prolonged Labour, Caesarean Section
This is a report of a 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Switzerland, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception,hypertension, who was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: 0.075 Mg;qd;po, start time:
Jan 01, 2009), combined with:
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate (5 Mg;qd)
  • Calcimagon D3
  • Amlodipine (5 Mg;qd)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Oligohydramnios, Prolonged Labour, Caesarean Section after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment in female patients, resulting in Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive side effect.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8435299-8
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Aneurysm
This report suggests a potential Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Subarachnoid Haemorrhage side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Germany was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: ;po) starting NS. After starting Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, AneurysmAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, may still occur.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8416435-6
Rhabdomyolysis
This Rhabdomyolysis problem was reported by a physician from Japan. A 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception. On
Jan 01, 2008 this consumer started treatment with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: 1 Df, Qd, Po). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: RhabdomyolysisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rhabdomyolysis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8400206-0
Intracranial Pressure Increased, Jugular Vein Thrombosis, Thrombophlebitis, Headache, Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis
This Intracranial Pressure Increased side effect was reported by a physician from France. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception,psoriatic arthropathy.The patient was prescribed Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (drug dosage: 150 Mcg/20 Mcg, 1 In 1 Day), which was initiated on
Jul 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Humira
  • Humira
.After starting to take Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Intracranial Pressure Increased, Jugular Vein Thrombosis, Thrombophlebitis, Headache, Intracranial Venous Sinus ThrombosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. The patient was hospitalized.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8385765-9
Neuromyelitis Optica
This is a report of a 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from France, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: oral contraception, who was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: 1 Df;qd, start time:
Aug 01, 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Neuromyelitis Optica after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment in female patients, resulting in Neuromyelitis Optica side effect.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8362544-X
Menstruation Irregular, Diarrhoea, Procedural Pain, Uterine Operation
This report suggests a potential Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Menstruation Irregular side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Brazil was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception,menstruation irregular and used Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: ;qd;po) starting
Sep 01, 2011. After starting Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Menstruation Irregular, Diarrhoea, Procedural Pain, Uterine OperationAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Menstruation Irregular, may still occur.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8361842-3
Stress, Gastric Ulcer, Abdominal Distension, Gastritis, Metrorrhagia, Dysmenorrhoea, Memory Impairment
This Stress problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Brazil. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception,menstrual cycle management. On
Sep 01, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: Po). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Stress, Gastric Ulcer, Abdominal Distension, Gastritis, Metrorrhagia, Dysmenorrhoea, Memory ImpairmentThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Stress, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8344346-3
Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial Pressure Increased, Jugular Vein Thrombosis, Headache, Thrombophlebitis
This Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis side effect was reported by a physician from France. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception.The patient was prescribed Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (drug dosage: 150 Mcg/20 Mcg, 1 In 1 Day), which was initiated on
Aug 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Humira
  • Humira
.After starting to take Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial Pressure Increased, Jugular Vein Thrombosis, Headache, ThrombophlebitisThese side effects may potentially be related to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. The patient was hospitalized.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8325449-6
Paraesthesia, Migraine
This is a report of a 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United Kingdom, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Paraesthesia, Migraine after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment in female patients, resulting in Paraesthesia side effect.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8320420-2
Ovarian Cyst, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Lymphadenitis, Migraine, Abdominal Pain Lower, Pelvic Pain
This report suggests a potential Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Ovarian Cyst side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: 0.15mg / 0.03mg Once A Day) starting
Feb 01, 2012. After starting Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Ovarian Cyst, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Lymphadenitis, Migraine, Abdominal Pain Lower, Pelvic PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ovarian Cyst, may still occur.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8320144-1
Thrombophlebitis Septic
This Thrombophlebitis Septic problem was reported by a physician from France. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception. On
Feb 22, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Cymbalta
  • Tysabri
  • Tysabri
When using Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Thrombophlebitis SepticThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Thrombophlebitis Septic, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8303620-7
Menstruation Delayed, Arthritis, Pregnancy, Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy, Memory Impairment
This Menstruation Delayed side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Brazil. A 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception.The patient was prescribed Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (drug dosage: Qd;po, Qd;po), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 1999. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Menstruation Delayed, Arthritis, Pregnancy, Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy, Memory ImpairmentThese side effects may potentially be related to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol.
Desogestrel Side Effect Report#8293833-5
Vaginal Haemorrhage
This is a report of a 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United Kingdom, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Vaginal Haemorrhage after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment in female patients, resulting in Vaginal Haemorrhage side effect.


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The appearance of Desogestrel on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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What are common Desogestrel Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Pulmonary Embolism 26
Vomiting 18
Deep Vein Thrombosis 14
Headache 13
Dyspnoea 12
Nausea 12
Pain 12
Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive 11
Abortion Spontaneous 9
Diarrhoea 9

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Death 1

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    NDC0378-7296
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameDESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL
    Namedesogestrel and ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol
    Dosage FormKIT
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    On market since20140716
    LabelerMylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 227

    Desogestrel safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 17

    Reported hospitalizations: 76

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