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Desogestrel

Also known as Desogen (Contraceptive)

Desogestrel is a molecule used in hormonal contraceptives. Most combined oral contraceptive pills (COCPs, or simply OCs) on the market today contain both an estrogen compound (ethinyl estradiol is common) plus a progestin (a progesterone-like compound) such as desogestrel. Desogestrel-containing birth control pills are sometimes referred to as "third generation" oral contraceptives. In contrast, birth control pills that are considered "second generation" (Tri-Levlen, for example) contain an estrogen and a progestin, but the progestin is different, such as levonorgestrel.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed desogestrel to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take desogestrel if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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