Available by prescription only, Enskyce is a birth control pill that is taken once a day to prevent pregnancy. While most women tolerate this contraceptive well, side effects are possible and include nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness. This generic version of Desogen and Ortho-Cept works by preventing ovulation, changing the cervical mucus, and altering the uterine lining.
Enskyce™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic prescription birth control pill (known medically as an oral contraceptive). It is a generic version of Desogen® and Ortho-Cept®. In addition, several other generic birth control pills are equivalent to Enskyce, including:
(Click What Is Enskyce Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Enskyce. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects seen with Enskyce include but are not limited to:
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
- Nausea and vomiting
- Breast tenderness
(Click Enskyce Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)