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Composition for ELOGEN

Ethinyl Estradiol(0.02 mg),Desogestrel(0.15 mg)

food interaction for ELOGEN

alcohol interaction for ELOGEN

pregnancy interaction for ELOGEN

lactation interaction for ELOGEN

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Ethinyl Estradiol with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Takind Desogestrel with alcohol may cause minor drug interactions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
Elogen 0.02 mg/0.15 mg tablet is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Elogen 0.02 mg/0.15 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Ethinyl Estradiol(0.02 mg)


Ethinylestradiol is used to treat the deficiency of female sex hormone and associated risk of bone loss and fractures in post-menopausal women. In menstruating women, it is used for the treatment of menstrual disorders. It is also used as a hormone replacement therapy to treat young women with underdeveloped ovaries (failure of ovarian development). Ethinylestradiol is even used in men for treating prostate cancer.

How it works

Ethinylestradiol belongs to a class of medications called estrogens (female hormones). It is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone and helps in development and maintenance of menstrual cycle. In post-menopausal women, it works by reducing the post-menopausal symptoms and risk of weakening bones and bone fracture.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Swelling, Abdominal pain, Altered libido, Breast tenderness, Breast pain, Burning sensation, Constipation, Depression, Pain during periods, Flatulence, Hair loss, Headache, Heartburn, Mood changes, Skin rash, Skin redness, Vaginal burning sensation, Vaginal discharge, Weight loss, Weight gain
Desogestrel(0.15 mg)


Desogestrel is a type of progestetrone used to prevent pregnancy especially in women not able to tolerate estrogens or are breast feeding.

How it works

Desogestrel is a type of the progestogen, a female sex hormone, and acts by preventing the egg cell from ripening.

Common side effects

Nausea, Ovarian cysts, Pain, Skin lump, Acne, Breast pain, Abnormal milky discharge from breast, Breast secretion, Decreased libido, Difficulty in wearing contact lense, Pain during periods, Hair loss, Headache, Absence of menstrual periods, Irregular menstrual cycle, Mood changes, Urticaria, Vaginal infection, Vomiting, Fatigue, Weight gain


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Expert advice for ELOGEN

  • Inform your doctor if you have had a uterus removal procedure or have any problems of the uterus (uterine fibroids, hyperplasia of the endometrium, uterus cancer).
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of blood clotting disorder, liver problems, gall bladder disorders (e.g. gall stones), high blood pressure, diabetes, hearing problems, breast cancer, heart problems, high levels of fats in blood or migraine.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience pain in your chest that spreads to arm or neck, unexplained migraine-type headaches, with or without disturbed vision, painful swelling in your leg, sudden chest pain and difficulty breathing.
  • Ensure that you undergo regular breast screening (for presence of lumps or any abnormal changes) and cervical smear test while taking ethinylestradiol.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to ethinylestradiol or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having recent blood clotting problems or related conditions like heart attack.
  • Do not take if suffering from breast or uterus cancer.
  • Do not take if suffering from untreated enlargement of inner wall of uterus (endometrial hyperplasia).
  • Patients who have or had liver diseases (e.g. jaundice).
  • Do not take if having any disorder related to haemoglobin (porphyria).

Frequently asked questions for ELOGEN

Ethinyl Estradiol

Q.Is ethinylestradiol good for acne?
Ethinylestradiol may help in acne treatment. However, it is strongly recommended that you consult your doctor for advice on best treatment option suitable your condition and needs.


Q. Is desogestrel androgenic/a progestin/ a combined pill?
Desogestrel is a new, potent progestogen with very low androgenic properties. It is not a combined pill; it is a progestogen-only-pill.
Q. How does desogestrel work/ stop ovulation?
Desogestrel as a contraceptive, acts by preventing the egg cell from ripening and thus stops ovulation.
Q. Is desogestrel safe/ dangerous/cause weight gain/ stop periods/ cause hair loss/ cause blood clots?
Desogestrel is safe in most women, if taken strictly at recommended dosage and duration. Common side effects of desogestrel include: weight gain, irregular or no periods, hair loss. Blood clot is a rare side effect of desogestrel.
Q. Is desogestrel good for acne/help acne/cause acne?
Acne is a common side effect of desogestrel.
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.
Q. Is desogestrel the same as cerazette/ same as feanolla?
Cerazette and feanolla are brand names for desogestrel.


Content on this page was last updated on 06 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)