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As a type of birth control pill, Dasetta is prescribed to help prevent pregnancy. It works by stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus, and altering the lining of the uterus. Acne, headaches, and nausea are some of the possible side effects. This medication comes in two different versions, which are generic forms of Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 and Ortho-Novum 1/35.

What Is Dasetta?

Dasetta™ (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. Two different types of Dasetta birth control pills are available, including:
  • Dasetta 7/7/7, a triphasic birth control pill (generic for Ortho-Novum® 7/7/7)
  • Dasetta 1/35, a monophasic birth control pill (generic for Ortho-Novum 1/35).
(Click What Is Dasetta Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Dasetta may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Dasetta include but are not limited to:
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Nausea (with or without vomiting)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Headaches.
(Click Dasetta Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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