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Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol) is a combination contraceptive pill for prevention of pregnancy. It contains both synthetic female hormones - estrogen and progestin which are basic constituents of most of the birth control pills. It works to prevent natural ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) in the menstrual cycle of woman and cause changes in the mucus of the cervix to avoid possibilities of pregnancy. By doing so it makes harder penetration of sperm and egg implantation. The use of Linessa is also done to regulate the menstrual cycle.

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21 Tablet/s  $13.00 $0.62
42 Tablet/s  $16.00 $0.38
63 Tablet/s  $30.00 $0.48

The contraceptive pills of Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol) can be used by any female to avoid pregnancy. This medication solves the purpose by avoiding ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and influencing change in cervical and uterine lining in female body to control birth. As a result of both of the above functions sperm faces added difficulty in reaching to the uterus for fertilization of egg and with the help of this implantation can be avoided.  

Patient should select the method of contraception after consultation with their doctor. Knowing the possible risks associated with contraception method is also important.

When I should not use Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol) contraceptive pills and what are the warnings and precautions associated with Linessa treatment?

Woman should start medication after proper medical consultation. In your discussion for the use of Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol) contraceptive pills your doctor may want to know if you have any of the following health conditions as in such case the treatment cannot be advised to patient:

  • Undefined vaginal bleeding,

  • Health conditions that could cause thickening of the lining of womb.

  • Cardiovascular disease history or have had a stroke.

  • blood clotting history in a vein or artery.

  • Hormone responsive cancer is suspected or any lumps in breast are diagnosed or family history of breast cancer in close relations.

  • Positive with sugar diabetes, gallbladder disease, severe migraine, or inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Impaired liver or kidney function.

  • high levels of prolactin in blood is diagnosed called hyperprolactinaemia.

  • high levels of lipids in blood called hypertriglyceridaemia.

  • Suffered jaundice.

  • Possibility of positive pregnancy test.

  • Breast-feeding.

  • Other medications in use that can interact with Linessa.

  • Allergic reaction to any ingredients of Linessa or any other medicine.

How much doses to be used?

Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol) is everyday pill that to be set in 21-day schedule. You are most likely to start your medication from the seventh day from the beginning of your menstrual bleeding. Every day one pill to be taken at the same time of the day for next three weeks and then a gap of a week and start of new pack. Follow all the instructions as advised by your doctor (also listed on the leaflet provided by the manufacturer).  

What are the possible side effects associated with Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol)?

The treatment with Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol) contraceptive pills is completely safe and most of the users complete their medication without any difficulty. In typical conditions patient might experience these side effects:

  • abdominal cramping or bloating

  • acne

  • breast pain, tenderness, or swelling

  • blotchy spots on exposed skin

  • dizziness

  • gain or loss of body or facial hair

  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse

  • increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight

  • nausea

  • swelling of ankles and feet

  • unusual tiredness or weakness

  • vomiting

  • weight gain or loss

  • Possible allergic reaction symptoms when the Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol)  pills are used by anyone who has hypersensitivity with any ingredient present in it. Symptoms of hypersensitivity reaction with the drug include: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, rashes, redness on skin etc.

What would be consequences of missing a dose of Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol)?

Missing the dose of this medicinal contraceptive like Linessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol) can increases your possibility of being pregnant. In such condition, consult your doctor to know further guideline and also about back up birth control pills.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdose may cause unwanted symptoms of nausea and vomiting. You should consult your medical advisor if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Generic Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol
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