Desogestrel is a progestogen that is structurally related to levonorgestrel while ethinylestradiol is a synthetic oestrogen. Used together, they inhibit ovulation by a negative feedback mechanism on the hypothalamus, which alters the normal FSH and LH secretion pattern by the anterior pituitary. It inhibits the follicular phase FSH and midcycle surge of gonadotropins. It also causes changes in the cervical mucus, making it unsuitable for sperm penetration. It may also alter tubal transport of the ova through the fallopian tubes. Progestational agents may also alter sperm fertility.
Desolon Tablet 21’s pack
Dosing instruction may vary according to the brand.
For 21-day pack: Start dose on 1st day of menstrual cycle. 1 tablet daily for 21 days followed by 7 pill-free days. Start a new pack on the 8th day after the last tablet is taken.
For 28-day pack: Start dose on 1st day of menstrual cycle. 1 tablet daily without interruption.
Dose should be taken at the same time everyday.