Mircette is generically known as desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. It consists of a combination of hormones that stops ovulation in females. Mircette is a contraceptive pill used to protect the female from getting pregnant.

Mircette pills


This combination drug is used for the prevention of pregnancy. Two hormones are combined in this medicine. It causes the thickening of the vaginal fluid so that it becomes difficult for the sperm to fertilize an egg. It also alters the uterine lining so that the fertilized egg does not get attached to it. The fertilized egg is passed out from the body if not attached to the uterus. Besides the prevention of pregnancy, birth control pills also maintain your menstrual cycle, reduce painful periods and blood loss, reduce the chances of ovarian cysts and also cure acne.

How To Use

Take this medicine orally as prescribed by your doctor usually one pill in a day. Read the instructions given on the package to find the first pill and take them in a proper order. Avoid any skipped or missed doses. Take this drug after dinner or during bedtime to reduce the risk of indigestion and nausea.

Mircette is a contraceptive pill

Side Effects

The inactive ingredients present in Mircette may cause the following hypersensitive reactions: skin rashes, trouble breathing, swollen lips/face/tongue/throat and hives. Stop the intake of this drug and instantly notify your doctor if you have:

  • Symptoms of stroke- slurred speech, sudden weakness or numbness, vision disturbances, balance problems, sudden headache.
  • Symptoms of blood clotting in lungs- sudden cough, blood in cough, chest pain, rapid breathing, wheezing.
  • Symptoms of blood clot in legs- swelling, pain, redness or warmth in legs
  • Liver disorders- fever, severe abdominal pain, dark urine, tired feeling, clay-colored stools, yellowish skin or eyes-jaundice.
  • Symptoms of heart attack-pressure in chest, jaw pain, nausea, shoulder pain, chest pain, sweating.
  • Severe migraine headaches, breast lumps.
  • Signs of depression- weakness, sleep disorders, mood swings, tiredness, mental changes.
  • Light vaginal spotting or bleeding
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Darkening of facial skin or freckles
  • Hair thinning, vaginal discharge or itching.


Before the use of this drug, let you doctor know if you are hypersensitive to desogestrel or ethinyl estradiol or any inactive ingredient of Mircette. Tell your druggist or doctor about anamnesis before using Mircette, particularly of: hypertension, abnormal mammogram, blood clotting diseases, depression, high cholesterol level in blood, diabetes, angioedema, severe migraines, heart valve disorders, heart attack, irregular heartbeat, jaundice, liver disorder, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, edema or swelling, kidney disease, stroke and blood clots in lungs or legs. This medicine makes it difficult to maintain the level of blood glucose if you are diabetic. Regularly check your blood sugar level and observe any unwanted symptoms. This drug may cause melasma i.e. dark, blotchy patches on the skin. Avoid continuous sun exposure, tanning booths and sunlamps.

Pregnancy And Mircette

This drug should be consumed during pregnancy. Breast milk production is reduced by this drug. A small amount is excreted into the maternal milk and may cause unwanted effects on the nursing baby.


Desogestrel is a synthetic progestin, a type of hormonal medication that is used primarily in combination with ethinyl estradiol as an oral contraceptive (birth control pill). It works by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary) and also by changing the cervical mucus and the uterine lining, making it less favorable for sperm movement and implantation.

Desogestrel is a "third-generation" progestin and is considered a more modern and potent form of progestin compared to earlier generations. It is used in various birth control pills and is known for its relatively lower androgenic side effects compared to some other progestins.

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