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Desogestrel Side Effects

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.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Desogestrel Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Desogestrel reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


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.
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 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). The consumer presented with:
  • Menorrhagia
  • Weight Abnormal
  • Product Substitution Issue
which developed 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.

Renal Cortical Necrosis, Renal Failure Acute
This report suggests a potential Desogestrel\ethinyl Estradiol\norethindrone Renal Cortical Necrosis, Renal Failure Acute 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. Soon after starting Desogestrel\ethinyl Estradiol\norethindrone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Renal Cortical Necrosis
  • Renal Failure Acute
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.

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 commencing Desogestrel, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Epilepsy
Although 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.

Nerve Compression, Alopecia, Pulmonary Embolism, Sciatic Nerve Injury, Thrombosis
This is a report of a 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: Po) starting Jan 01, 1985. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Nerve Compression
  • Alopecia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Sciatic Nerve Injury
  • Thrombosis
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment could cause the above reactions, including nerve compression, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Procedural Complication, Cerebrovascular Accident, Menstruation Irregular, Intracranial Aneurysm
A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BRAZIL with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception started Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment (dosage: Po; Po) on Apr 01, 2012. Soon after starting Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Procedural Complication
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Menstruation Irregular
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol.

Sciatic Nerve Injury, Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism
A 70-year-old female patient from GERMANY (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol(dosage: ;po). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Sciatic Nerve Injury
  • Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol efficacy: NA.The patient was hospitalized.

Burning Sensation, Unstable Foetal Lie, Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive, Uterine Pain, Urinary Tract Infection
In this report, Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol was administered for the following condition: contraception.A 24-year-old female consumer from BRAZIL (weight: NA) started Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment (dosage: Qd;po) on Jan 01, 2009.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Burning Sensation
  • Unstable Foetal Lie
  • Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive
  • Uterine Pain
  • Urinary Tract Infection
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.The patient was hospitalized.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Injection Site Erythema, Injection Site Pruritus, Injection Site Reaction, Paraesthesia, Injection Site Pain, Hypoaesthesia, Thrombosis
This is a report of the following Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol side effect(s):
  • Injection Site Erythema
  • Injection Site Pruritus
  • Injection Site Reaction
  • Paraesthesia
  • Injection Site Pain
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Thrombosis
A female patient from NETHERLANDS (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: contraception,prophylaxis,multiple sclerosis,adverse reaction and received a treatment with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: NA) starting: May 01, 2011.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Rebif
This report suggests that a Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Laryngitis, Fatigue, Anaemia, Dyspnoea, Pneumonitis, Costochondritis, Skin Reaction
This Desogestrel report was submitted by a 34-year-old female consumer from UNITED KINGDOM (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: NA and Desogestrel was administered (dosage: NA) starting: Dec 22, 2011. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Laryngitis
  • Fatigue
  • Anaemia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Pneumonitis
  • Costochondritis
  • Skin Reaction
Other drugs used simultaneously:
  • Humira
  • Amitriptyline Hcl
The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Desogestrel treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Hypertension, Aneurysm
This is a report of a possible correlation between Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
  • Hypertension
  • Aneurysm
which could contribute to an assessment of Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol risk profile.A 41-year-old female consumer from GERMANY (weight: NA) was suffering from contraception and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: ;po) starting Jan 01, 2005.Other concurrent medications: NA.The patient was hospitalized.

Convulsion
A 17-year-old female patient from UNITED KINGDOM (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Convulsion
The treatment was started on NS. Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol was used in combination with the following drugs:
  • Lamotrigine
This report could alert potential Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol consumers.

Ingrowing Nail, Abortion Spontaneous, Paronychia, Pregnancy, Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy, Infertility Female, Twin Pregnancy
In this report, a 35-year-old female patient from BRAZIL (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol side effect.The patient was diagnosed with contraception. After a treatment with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: ;qd;po, start date: Jan 01, 2010), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Ingrowing Nail
  • Abortion Spontaneous
  • Paronychia
  • Pregnancy
  • Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy
  • Infertility Female
  • Twin Pregnancy
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment.

Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Oligohydramnios, Prolonged Labour, Caesarean Section
This is a report of a 40-year-old female patient from SWITZERLAND (weight: NA), who used Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: 0.075 Mg;qd;po) for a treatment of contraception,hypertension. After starting a treatment on Jan 01, 2009, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive
  • Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Prolonged Labour
  • Caesarean Section
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate (5 Mg;qd)
  • Calcimagon D3
  • Amlodipine (5 Mg;qd)
Taken together, these observations suggest that a Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Oligohydramnios, Prolonged Labour, Caesarean Section.

Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Aneurysm
This subarachnoid haemorrhage side effect was reported by a physician from GERMANY. A 40-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception. The patient was prescribed Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: ;po), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
  • Aneurysm
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol.

Rhabdomyolysis
This is a Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol side effect report of a 24-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from JAPAN, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage:1 Df, Qd, Po, start time: Jan 01, 2008), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a rhabdomyolysis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Rhabdomyolysis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment in female patients suffering from contraception, resulting in rhabdomyolysis.

Intracranial Pressure Increased, Jugular Vein Thrombosis, Thrombophlebitis, Headache, Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis
This report suggests a potential Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol intracranial pressure increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from FRANCE (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): contraception,psoriatic arthropathy and used Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: 150 Mcg/20 Mcg, 1 In 1 Day) starting Jul 01, 2011. Soon after starting Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Intracranial Pressure Increased
  • Jugular Vein Thrombosis
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Headache
  • Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Humira
  • Humira
The patient was hospitalized. Although Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as intracranial pressure increased, may still occur.

Neuromyelitis Optica
This neuromyelitis optica problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from FRANCE. A 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): oral contraception.On Aug 01, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: 1 Df;qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as neuromyelitis optica, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Menstruation Irregular, Diarrhoea, Procedural Pain, Uterine Operation
This is a Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol side effect report of a 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BRAZIL. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: contraception,menstruation irregular and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: ;qd;po) starting Sep 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Menstruation Irregular
  • Diarrhoea
  • Procedural Pain
  • Uterine Operation
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol could cause menstruation irregular and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

Stress, Gastric Ulcer, Abdominal Distension, Gastritis, Metrorrhagia, Dysmenorrhoea, Memory Impairment
A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BRAZIL with the following symptoms: contraception,menstrual cycle management started Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment (dosage: Po) on Sep 01, 2011. Soon after starting Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Stress
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Gastritis
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Memory Impairment
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol side effects, such as stress.

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 (dosage: 150 Mcg/20 Mcg, 1 In 1 Day), which was started on Aug 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Humira
  • Humira
.When starting to take Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Pressure Increased
  • Jugular Vein Thrombosis
  • Headache
  • Thrombophlebitis
These side effects may potentially be related to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. The patient was hospitalized.

Paraesthesia, Migraine
This is a report of a 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following 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). The consumer presented with:
  • Paraesthesia
  • Migraine
which developed 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.

Ovarian Cyst, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Lymphadenitis, Migraine, Abdominal Pain Lower, Pelvic Pain
This report suggests a potential Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Ovarian Cyst, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Lymphadenitis, Migraine, Abdominal Pain Lower, Pelvic Pain 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. Soon 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 Pain
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.

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 commencing Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Thrombophlebitis Septic
The 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.

Menstruation Delayed, Arthritis, Pregnancy, Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy, Memory Impairment
This is a report of a 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BRAZIL. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and was treated with Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (dosage: Qd;po, Qd;po) starting Jan 01, 1999. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Menstruation Delayed
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy
  • Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy
  • Memory Impairment
This opens a possibility that Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment could cause the above reactions, including menstruation delayed, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Vaginal Haemorrhage
A 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Vaginal Haemorrhage
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride (Unk)
This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol.

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Top 10 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

Top 10 Desogestrel Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
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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