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What Is Enskyce Used For?

Available in pill form, Enskyce is used primarily to prevent pregnancy. This combined contraceptive contains a progestin and an estrogen, and works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the uterine lining. It can also be used for off-label (unapproved) reasons, such as treating acne, heavy menstrual bleeding, and irregular menstrual periods.


An Overview of Uses for Enskyce

Enskyce™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill, also known as an oral contraceptive. It is a generic version of Desogen® and Ortho-Cept®. As with most birth control pills, Enskyce provides a number of desirable benefits, such as:
  • A relatively easy-to-use form of contraception
  • A very effective birth control pill
  • Lighter and regular menstrual bleeding
  • Less menstrual pain
  • A decreased risk of ovarian or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
(Enskyce is equivalent to Desogen, Ortho-Cept, Apri®, Solia™, Emoquette™, and Reclipsen™ birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)
Like most birth control pills, Enskyce falls into the category of combined hormonal contraceptives, as it contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (desogestrel). Birth control pills are often a great contraceptive choice for many women. However, combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk for blood clots and other problems, and not all women should take them (see Precautions and Warnings With Enskyce for more information).
As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently. Keep in mind that Enskyce does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many situations, it is advisable to use condoms in addition to this contraceptive to prevent the transmission of STDs.
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