Ethinyl Estradiol + Desogestrel is an oral contraceptive pill. It works by preventing the release of egg (ovulation) and affecting sperm movement in the womb to prevent its union with the egg. It also changes the lining of the womb and renders it unsuitable for pregnancy.
Descon Tablet is a combined oral contraceptive medicine that contains two hormones estrogen and progesterone. It is used to prevent pregnancy.
Q. How and in what dose should I take Descon Tablet?
Take this medicine as per the advice of your doctor. However, take it at the same time each day, to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.
Q. What if I forget to take Descon Tablet?
If you forget to take one tablet, take it as soon as you remember, even if it means taking two tablets at the same time and then follow the usual dosing schedule. However, if you forget to take two or more doses, you may not be totally protected against pregnancy. In this case, start taking the tablet as soon as you remember and use a non-hormonal method of contraception such as condoms for at least next 7 days to prevent pregnancy. Frequent missing of doses may lead to unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting (blood stain). Consult your doctor, if this persists.
Q. What if I vomit after taking Descon Tablet?
If you vomit within 3-4 hours after taking Descon Tablet, then it is considered as a missed dose. So, you should take another dose as soon as you feel well enough.
Q. What are the common side effects of taking Descon Tablet?
You may experience irregular vaginal bleeding while taking Descon Tablet. Other common side effects include headache, nausea (feeling sick), acne, depression (sad mood), and breast pain. Most of them are temporary if these persist consult with your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Aug 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.