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Does desogestrel stop periods?

nhs.ukDesogestrel does stop periods in a lot of people. It’s quite often why many people choose the minipill over the combined pill. It’s why it’s often prescribed for endometriosis patients. You have absolutely nothing to worry about, it’s perfectly normal.

When to take the desogestrel progestogen only pill? The desogestrel progestogen-only pill can also stop ovulation. The progestogen-only pill needs to be taken every day to work. If taken correctly, it’s more than 99% effective.

How does desogestrel work to stop ovulation? Desogestrel is a synthetic progestogen, similar to the natural progestogen hormones produced by the body. Desogestrel works mainly by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg each month (ovulation).

Are there any side effects to taking desogestrel? Common side effects (affect between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 women) Changes to your period, eg irregular bleeding, more frequent or less frequent periods, or sometimes stopping of your periods. Mood changes, including feeling depressed. Reduced sex drive. Headache. Feeling sick. Acne. Breast tenderness. Weight gain.

How long does it take for the pill to stop your period? Whether your period will stop depends on your natural hormone levels, and on the type of Pill you take: The combined pill is taken for 21 days before having a 7-day break. There will normally be a period-like bleed during this break – this is called a ‘withdrawal bleed’.

Do you have to take the progestogen pill every day?

Do you have to take the progestogen pill every day? You take a pill every day, with no break between packs of pills. The progestogen-only pill can be used by women who can’t use contraception that contains oestrogen. You can take the progestogen-only pill if you’re over 35 and you smoke. You must take the progestogen-only pill at the same time each day.

What are the different types of progestogen only pills? There are 2 different types of progestogen-only pill: 3-hour progestogen-only pill (traditional progestogen-only pill) – must be taken within 3 hours of the same time each day 12-hour progestogen-only pill (desogestrel progestogen-only pill) – must be taken within 12 hours of the same time each day

When to take another pill after taking desogestrel? Vomiting and persistent, severe diarrhoea can interfere with the absorption of oral progestogen-only contraceptives. If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of taking desogestrel, another pill should be taken as soon as possible.

What happens if you take the progestogen pill too late? If you take it more than 3 hours late (traditional progestogen-only pill) – or 12 hours late (desogestrel pill) – it may not be effective. If you’re sick (vomit) or have severe diarrhoea, the progestogen-only pill may not work.