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Pimtrea is a prescription birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. It is a combination product that works by stopping ovulation and altering the lining of the uterus and cervical mucus. Each pack contains 28 pills. It is important to take them at the same time every day. Possible side effects include nausea, breast tenderness, and headaches.

 

What Is Pimtrea?

Pimtrea™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive (commonly known as a birth control pill). It is a generic version of Mircette®.
 
(Click What Is Pimtrea Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Pimtrea can cause side effects. 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 of Pimtrea include but are not limited to:
 
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Breast tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches.
 
(Click Pimtrea Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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