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Solia is used for preventing pregnancy in women. This prescription birth control pill works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus. Possible off-label Solia uses include treating acne, irregular menstrual periods, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
What Is Solia Used For? -- An OverviewSolia™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill, also known as an oral contraceptive, and is a generic version of Desogen®. Like most birth control pills, Solia offers the following benefits:
- 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).
- Combined hormonal contraceptives (which contain a progestin and an estrogen) -- most birth control pills, patches, and rings
- Progestin-only contraceptives -- some birth control pills ("mini-pills"), injections, and implants
- Periodic abstinence, sometimes known as natural family planning or the rhythm method -- avoiding intercourse during the fertile phase of your menstrual cycle
- Withdrawal -- removing the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation
- Barrier contraceptives -- condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and various other methods that physically block the sperm from entering the uterus
- Spermicides -- foams, jellies, gels, suppositories, inserts
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs) -- implanted devices that are both very effective and reversible
- Surgical sterilization -- tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied") or a vasectomy (for men).