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Learn more about MIRCETTE



MIRCETTE is the brand name for desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is MIRCETTE available in?

What dosages is MIRCETTE available in?

MIRCETTE is available as an oral tablet that contains desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol in a strength of 0.15 mg/0.02 mg/0.01 mg.

What is MIRCETTE used for?

What is MIRCETTE used for?

MIRCETTE is a combined contraceptive that is used to prevent pregnancy.

How does MIRCETTE work?

How does MIRCETTE work?

MIRCETTE is a combined contraceptive that contains two hormones: ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen) and desogestrel (a progestin). Both hormones work together to prevent pregnancy by suppressing ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary), changing cervical mucus to block sperm movement, and aking it difficult for the fertilized egg to implant by changing the lining in the uterus.

How do I take MIRCETTE?

How do I take MIRCETTE?

MIRCETTE comes in a 28-day pack. There are 26 active tablets and they contain different dosages of desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. The typical dose is 1 tablet by mouth at the same time every day. Tablets must be taken in the exact order of the blister pack.

Is it safe for me to take MIRCETTE?

Is it safe for me to take MIRCETTE?

MIRCETTE is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have any of the following:

  • Thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
  • A past history of deep vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
  • Cerebral vascular or coronary artery disease
  • Known or suspected carcinoma of the breast
  • Carcinoma of the endometrium or other known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia
  • Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
  • Cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy or jaundice with prior pill use
  • Hepatic adenomas or carcinomas
  • Known or suspected pregnancy
MIRCETTE Common Side Effects

MIRCETTE Common Side Effects

Common side effects of MIRCETTE:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Bloating
  • Spotting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Weight changes (up or down)
  • Headache
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Depression
MIRCETTE Serious Side Effects

MIRCETTE Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with MIRCETTE. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Heart attack: chest pain, stomach discomfort, sweating, nausea, dizziness
  • Stroke: sudden numbness or weakness in the arm, leg, or face, confusion, trouble seeing, headache, difficulty walking
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg): leg cramp, swelling, pain, muscle tightness
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung): cough, chest pain, trouble breathing, racing heart
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on MIRCETTE

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on MIRCETTE

The following medications may interact with MIRCETTE:

  • Reduced efficacy and increased incidence of breakthrough bleeding and menstrual irregularities have been associated with concomitant use of rifampin. A similar association, though less marked, has been suggested with barbiturates, phenylbutazone, phenytoin sodium, carbamazepine and possibly with griseofulvin, ampicillin, and tetracyclines
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives have been shown to significantly decrease plasma concentrations of lamotrigine. This may reduce seizure control; therefore, dosage adjustments of lamotrigine may be necessary.
  • Consult the labeling of the concurrently-used drug to obtain further information about interactions with hormonal contraceptives or the potential for enzyme alterations
Who makes MIRCETTE?

Who makes MIRCETTE?

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Is MIRCETTE safe in pregnancy?

Is MIRCETTE safe in pregnancy?

MIRCETTE is contraindicated during pregnancy as it may cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women.


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