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What Is Enskyce Used For?

How Does It Work?

As mentioned, Enskyce is a combined oral contraceptive, which means it is a birth control pill that contains two different types of hormones. It contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (desogestrel). The hormones in Enskyce primarily work to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries).
 
However, it also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It changes 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. The drug also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 
Like most birth control pills, each pack of Enskyce contains 21 days of active pills, which contain the hormones, followed by 7 days of inactive pills, which do not contain any active ingredients. This gives your body a break from the hormones, causing you to have a period.
 

Is It Safe for Children and Teens to Use Enskyce?

Enskyce is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means it is not approved for use in girls who have not yet had their first menstrual period.
 

What About Off-Label Enskyce Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than contraception. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label uses for Enskyce include the treatment of the following conditions:
 
  • Acne
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
 
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