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What Is Pimtrea Used For?

Pimtrea is a combined oral contraceptive prescribed to help prevent pregnancy in women of reproductive age. This birth control pill contains both an estrogen and a progestin, and works by stopping ovulation, altering the uterine lining, and changing the cervical mucus. Pimtrea is not approved for use in girls who have not yet started their menstrual periods.


An Overview of Uses for Pimtrea

Pimtrea™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill, also known as an oral contraceptive. It is a generic version of Mircette®.
Several different birth control options are available today. Each particular method has its own advantages and disadvantages, and no one birth control method is right for all women. Pimtrea falls into the category of combined hormonal contraceptives, as it contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (desogestrel).
Like most combined hormonal contraceptive pills, Pimtrea offers the following benefits:
  • A very effective, relatively easy-to-use form of birth control
  • Lighter menstrual bleeding
  • Regular menstrual cycles
  • Less menstrual pain
  • A decreased risk of ovarian or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
However, combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk for blood clots and other problems, and not all women should use them (see Precautions and Warnings With Pimtrea for more information).
As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently. In addition, Pimtrea does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many situations, it is advisable to use condoms in addition to Pimtrea to prevent the transmission of STDs.
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