(Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol)

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Desogen 28 Day 0.15/0.03mg
Desogen 28 Day 0.15/0.03mg

Marketed as Marvelon 28 Day in New Zealand

Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol

Manufactured by Schering Plough

Product of New Zealand

Dispensed by an international pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Generic Choices

No generic medication is available for Desogen (Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol)

What Desogen is and what it is used for

Rigevidon­is­a­combined­oral­contraceptive,­also­called­the­pill.­It­contains­two­types­of­female­hormones:­an­oestrogen,­ ethinylestradiol,­and­a­progestogen,­levonorgestrel­in­a­low­dose. The­combined­contraceptive­pill­protects­you­against­getting­pregnant­in­three­ways.­These­hormones 1.­­stop­the­ovary­from­releasing­an­egg­each­month­(ovulation) 2.­­also­thicken­the­fluid­(at­the­neck­of­the­womb)­making­it­more­difficult­for­the­sperm­to­reach­the­egg 3.­­alter­the­lining­of­the­womb­to­make­it­less­likely­to­accept­a­fertilised­egg.

How to take Desogen

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How to Store Desogen

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