Deso 20mg Tablet

Dahlia Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd

Composition for Deso 20mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

21 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Deso Tablet


Uses of Deso Tablet

Deso 20mg Tablet is used in contraception.

Side effects of Deso Tablet


Edema, Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain.


How to use Deso Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Deso 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Deso Tablet works

Deso 20mg Tablet is a progestin (female hormones). It works to prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary or preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm (male reproductive cells). It also may work by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent the development of a pregnancy.

In Depth Information on Deso Tablet

Expert advice for Deso Tablet

  • Don’t start with just any tablet when starting a new pack of desogestrel. Always take it from the top row marked for that day.
  • If you are not using hormonal contraception at present (or in the past month) take your first pack of desogestrel on the first day of your period.
  • If you are changing from a combined pill (COC), vaginal ring, or transdermal patch start desogestrel at the latest the day following any break free period or on the day itself if you had no break free period. Use an additional barrier method of contraception for the first 7 days of tablet-taking if you had a break free period.
  • You can start desogestrel, between 21 to 28 days after the birth of your baby. If you start later, you need to use an additional barrier method of contraception until first 7 days of tablet-taking.
  • If you are less than 12 hours late in taking your next dose or if you vomit, or use medical charcoal within 3 - 4 hours or have severe diarrhea, take the missed tablet as soon as you remember and take the next one at the usual time. If you are more than 12 hours late, you may need to use emergency contraception as per doctor’s advice.
  • Don’t miss one or more tablets in the very first week of tablet-intake and had intercourse in the week before missing the tablets, you may fall pregnant.
  • Do not take desogestrel, if you are allergic to desogestrel or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
  • Avoid taking desogestrel, if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
  • Do not take desogestrel, if you have a thrombosis (blood clot in a blood vessel); (e.g. of the legs [deep venous thrombosis] or the lungs [pulmonary embolism]); or any unexplained vaginal bleeding.
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Special precautions for Deso 20mg Tablet
Takind Desogestrel with alcohol may cause minor drug interac
tions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
Deso 20mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Deso 20mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Nonhormonal and progestin-only contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
Deso 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Deso 20
mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Deso 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Deso 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Deso 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Deso 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Desogestrel

Deso is a new, potent progestogen with very low androgenic properties. It is not a combined pill; it is a progestogen-only-pill
Deso as a contraceptive, acts by preventing the egg cell from ripening and thus stops ovulation
Deso is safe in most women, if taken strictly at recommended dosage and duration. Common side effects of Deso include: weight gain, irregular or no periods, hair loss. Blood clot is a rare side effect of Deso
Acne is a common side effect of Deso
Q. What is desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol/does desogestrel contain estrogen/ how does desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol work?
Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol is a combination progesterone and estrogen birth control pill. It works by preventing ovulation, change the cervical mucus to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg and change the lining of the uterus to prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus
Cerazette and feanolla are brand names for Deso.

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