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Precautions and Warnings With Enskyce

Some women may have an increased risk for strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots if they are over the age of 35 and smoke cigarettes while taking Enskyce. Also, women who have medical conditions, such as depression, migraines, or diabetes, should pay special attention to the safety precautions with Enskyce. Other warnings apply to those taking certain medications, vitamins, or supplements.

 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Enskyce™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill that is a generic version of Desogen® and Ortho-Cept®. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
   
In addition, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Enskyce is equivalent to Desogen, Ortho-Cept, Apri®, Emoquette™, Solia™, and Reclipsen™ birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)
 
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