Cyclessa : Oral Contraceptive

117 Reviews

Active Ingredients:
Desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol.

Three active dosing phases:
7 light yellow tablets
Active Ingredients:
0.100 mg desogestrel (13-ethyl-11-methylene-18,19-dinor-17α -pregn-4-en-20-yn-17-ol) and 0.025 mg ethinyl estradiol (19-nor-17α -pregna-1,3,5(10)-trien-20-yne-3, 17-diol).

7 orange tablets
Active Ingredients:
0.125 mg desogestrel and 0.025 mg ethinyl estradiol.

7 red tablets
Active Ingredients:
0.150 mg desogestrel and 0.025 mg ethinyl estradiol.

Inactive ingredients:
vitamin E, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid, lactose monohydrate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, talc, yellow ferric oxide (in light yellow and orange tablets), and red ferric oxide (in orange and red tablets). Cyclessa ® (desogestrel ethinyl estradiol tablets).

7 green tablets
Inactive Ingredients:
Lactose monohydrate, corn starch, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, FD&C Blue No. 2 aluminum lake, yellow ferric oxide, and talc.

The list of ingredients above is provided for informational purposes only. Always check the actual product label in your possession for the most accurate ingredient information due to product changes or upgrades that may not yet be reflected on our web site.


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March 21, 2007


I've had less acne, lost stubborn weight, it has improved my mood swings which are usually very violent and I used to get angry and depressed easily. My period is less painful and less heavy and I don't get as bloated during it.


I've had some cramps during the month and after I take the pill and stay up for along period of time I'll feel bloated.

I would take this pill even if I wasn't sexually active for it's benifits.
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March 16, 2007


I suppose its an effective contraceptive.

Help! this is my second month, My last period was painful, I'm gaining weight, eating mor, I suspect water retension. And I'm suffering from a violent depression. Any suggestions?
March 14, 2007


Tiny pill is easy to swallow. The only weight gain I've had is in my breast which was a plus!!!


I've had spotting a couple weeks before my period. My face breaks out even thought I was told that it helps acne.

I'm thinking of switching.....
February 28, 2007


I've been on Cyclessa for 6 years. It is easy to swallow because it is so small. My periods last 2-3 days max! How great is that?


By the third week of pills my breasts get tender. Every now and then I have cramps. I have seen some weight gain but not a lot. I was never told that it could help with acne so can't comment on that.

I like it.
November 13, 2006
I've just started taking it Cyclessa yesterday, and I'm wondering if anyone has had it help with clearing up their skin, because that is the reason I'm taking it.
October 14, 2006
I have moderate acne. That's why i took OTC, it made me breakout more and gain weight all in one month. The acne and weight was so embarrassing. i couldn't stop eating. Some may say i should of taking it more then a month but trust me i was food monster! i dont think i can afford to feed me self like that. :) If someone had same experience and been cured with different birth control pills please let me know by emailing at [email address removed] or leave a comment. Its very upsetting that i'm that odd ball who was not cured.