What is Ortho-Cept?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Ethinyl estradiol-desogestrel

Ortho-Cept® is a brand name product for the combination of ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel, a contraceptive used for pregnancy prevention. It is also used for the treatment of menstrual symptoms and dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ortho-Cept

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1


Based on patients currently taking Ortho-Cept

Dosage Patients
1 mixed daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ortho-Cept

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Ortho-Cept


Currently taking Ortho-Cept

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Ortho-Cept

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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