Answers to Questions on Dasetta
Drug InteractionsDasetta may react with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Dasetta).
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vaginal bleeding
- Other menstrual irregularities.
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What If I Miss a Dose of Dasetta?Missing doses of Dasetta increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle (see Dasetta Dosage). Refer to the patient information that comes with each package for more information on what to do, or consult your healthcare provider.
How Does This Contraceptive Work?Dasetta is a combined oral contraceptive, the most common type of birth control pill used today. It is a combined oral contraceptive because it contains a combination of two different types of hormones: an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone). These hormones primarily prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries).
However, Dasetta also prevents pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It alters the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. It also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.