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Reclipsen (Desogestrel / Ethinyl Estradiol) - Summary



(Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets)
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RECLIPSEN Tablets provide an oral contraceptive regimen of 21 white round tablets each containing 0.15 mg desogestrel (13-ethyl-11-methylene-18, 19-dinor-17 alpha-pregn-4-en-20-yn-17-ol) and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol (19-nor-17 alpha-pregna-1,3,5 (10)-trien-20-yne-3, 17, diol).

RECLIPSEN Tablets are indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of contraception.

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Media Articles Related to Reclipsen (Desogestrel / Estradiol)

'15 million unwanted pregnancies' created by low contraception in 35 poorer countries
Source: Abortion News From Medical News Today [2015.02.05]
Some 90% of the 16.7 million unwanted pregnancies across a third of the world's population every year are due to a failure to use modern contraception, study suggests.

Research reveals more than half of young women who have abortions were using contraception when they fell pregnant
Source: Abortion News From Medical News Today [2014.04.30]
Reproductive health charity Marie Stopes UK has launched the findings of the first research in the UK into the contraceptive use of women aged 16-24 having one or more abortions.

Contraceptive study seeks to reduce unintended pregnancies, Australia
Source: Medical Students / Training News From Medical News Today [2015.01.16]
A major four-year trial will offer GPs across Victoria specialised training on contraception to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies by increasing uptake of Long Acting Reversible...

New research shows a statistical significant association between increased LARC usage and reduction in teenage pregnancy and abortion rates in England
Source: Abortion News From Medical News Today [2014.11.27]
New findings, published in the International Journal of Women's Health, show increased long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) usage in England was significantly associated with decreased...

Free birth control reduces teen pregnancies and abortions
Source: Abortion News From Medical News Today [2014.10.03]
Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared...

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Published Studies Related to Reclipsen (Desogestrel / Estradiol)

Desogestrel+ethinylestradiol versus levonorgestrel+ethinylestradiol. Which one has better affect on acne, hirsutism, and weight change. [2011.01]
OBJECTIVE: To compare complications of third and second generation oral contraceptive pills (OCPs)... CONCLUSION: In comparison with the LNG+EE OCP, the DSG+EE OCP is a contraceptive pill that significantly decreases the severity of acne and hirsutism, without any significant change in weight.

Route of administration of contraceptives containing desogestrel/etonorgestrel and insulin sensitivity: a prospective randomized study. [2009.07]
BACKGROUND: The study was conducted to investigate whether hormonal contraceptives administered via the oral and vaginal route exert a similar effect on insulin sensitivity (SI)... CONCLUSIONS: The present data indicate that in contrast to OC use, vaginal contraception with the ring does not deteriorate SI. The vaginal ring may represent an appropriate choice for long-term contraception in women at risk for developing diabetes mellitus or metabolic syndrome.

Insulin sensitivity and lipid metabolism with oral contraceptives containing chlormadinone acetate or desogestrel: a randomized trial. [2009.02]
BACKGROUND: Second-generation and third-generation oral contraceptives containing 30 mcg or more of ethinylestradiol (EE) decrease insulin sensitivity (SI). In this study, we investigated whether SI is decreased by contraceptives containing lower doses EE or by progestins with antiandrogenic properties... CONCLUSIONS: The present study confirms that DSG, even when associated with low EE dose, decreases SI. By contrast, EE/CMA does not deteriorate SI and induces a favorable lipid profile.

Use of a progestogen only preparation containing desogestrel in the treatment of recurrent pelvic pain after conservative surgery for endometriosis. [2007.12]
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a new progestin progestogen only pill (desogestrel) versus an oral contraceptive in the treatment of recurrent endometriosis... CONCLUSIONS: Both desogestrel and an oral estro-progestinic were effective, safe and low cost therapy of pain symptoms after endoscopic surgery for endometriosis, the former showing an impact on breakthrough bleeding, the later an incidence on body weight increase.

A prospective study on the effects on hemostasis of two oral contraceptives containing drospirenone in combination with either 30 or 20 microg ethinyl estradiol and a reference containing desogestrel and 30 microg ethinyl estradiol. [2006.04]
PURPOSE: In this open-label, randomized study, we assessed the effects on hemostasis of two combined oral contraceptives containing drospirenone (DRSP) as progestogen component... CONCLUSION: The changes in the hemostatic variables for DRSP/20EE were less pronounced compared to DSG/30EE and DRSP/30EE. The results were in accordance with previous reports on effects of similar OCs.

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Clinical Trials Related to Reclipsen (Desogestrel / Estradiol)

NuvaRing Versus Marvelon in the Coordination of In Vitro Fertilization Cycles [Recruiting]
Presently, a long protocol in an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle, patients need to take Marvelon, a drug that inhibits the follicular development at the beginning of the cycle in order to better control and also plan the onset of the ovary stimulation with gonadotropin.

Marvelon is taken daily as soon as menstruation starts for a period of 14 to 21 days. Ideally, it has to be taken at the same time everyday and not be forgotten. This may cause higher stress level for some users. Presently on the market, there is a ring-shaped contraceptive device inserted in the vagina at day 1 of the cycle called NuvaRing. The purpose of this device is similar to an oral contraceptive. However, the benefit of NuvaRing is that it can be left in place for a period of up to 35 days without any other manipulation and keep an adequate rate of hormone for contraception. Moreover, NuvaRing shows better hormone stability in the blood. Although the side effects and the benefits are comparable for the two treatments, some studies have shown that more patients would respect the treatment with NuvaRing and that the level of satisfaction would be higher in women using NuvaRing when contraception is needed.

The purpose of the study is to compare the rate of satisfaction as well as the level of stress in women using Marvelon daily or NuvaRing with single insertion in a long protocol. Moreover, this study allow us to verify if using NuvaRing, a vaginal contraceptive releasing constant daily doses for up to 35 days will allow us to facilitate the planning of In Vitro Fertilization cycles in long protocol.

New Treatments for Troublesome Bleeding in Implanon Users [Not yet recruiting]
Most Implanon users experience a reduction in the frequency and volume of menstrual bleeding, but a substantial minority experience unpredictable and frequent and/or prolonged episodes of bleeding. This is a double blind, placebo controlled, randomised study with an additional randomised non-blinded arm. Two hundred women between the ages of 18-45 years, who are Implanon users with prolonged or frequent breakthrough bleeding (WHO definition) will be recruited and randomised into 4 equal-sized treatment groups of 50 women assigned to Marvelon 7 days or 21 days, NuvaRing 21 days or placebo. Recruited subjects will maintain a daily menstrual diary chart for a minimum of 90 days prior to randomisation, and will be enrolled into the treatment phase provided that they have met one of the World Health Organization criteria for prolonged or frequent bleeding Following the initial 90 day record, eligible women will begin designated treatment on day 1 of the next episode of bleeding or spotting. Analysis of the subsequent menstrual pattern will begin from day 1 of that bleeding/spotting episode and will continue through 90 days.

A Clinical Study on Yasmin® vs. Marvelon® in Chinese Women Requiring Contraception [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of Yasmin® and Marvelon® in Chinese women requiring contraception

Evaluation of an Oral Contraceptive Containing 30 mg Ethinyloestradiol and 150 mg Desogestrel on Women's Health [Recruiting]
The desogestrel (150 mg) in combination with ethinyl estradiol (EE, 30 mg) is known as Marvelon in European countries. Previous studies revealed that the Marvelon is good and safe for women. As a study from Thailand showed that the Marvelon to be effective and acceptable in Thai women. Moreover compared to Caucasian women, the incidences of irregular bleeding and side effects were apparently lower in these Asian women . Although Marvelon was used in many countries but it's efficacy didn't reported among Iranian women.

Continuous Versus Cyclic Use of Oral Contraceptive Pills in Adolescents [Recruiting]
The primary purpose of this study is to compare the compliance rates of adolescents who take oral contraceptives (OCPs) continuously to those who take OCPs cyclically.

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Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Reclipsen has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.

Reclipsen review by 31 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   skin breakouts/birth control
Dosage & duration:   0.15 mg, .03 mg taken one pill per day for the period of one year
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
Reported Results
Benefits:   Treatment benefits include clear, glowing skin, regular menstrual cycles, and reliable birth control.
Side effects:   Treatment side effects include breast tenderness for about a month after first doseage, and some ovular soreness.
Comments:   Treatment details include taking a pill eachday at the same time for maximum effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, and taking the 5 placebo pills to help remember to take a pill every day.

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