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Solia is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it contains both an estrogen and a progestin. This birth control pill must be taken every day, at the same time each day. It works by stopping ovulation, as well as altering the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus. Possible side effects include nausea, breakthrough bleeding, and headaches.

What Is Solia?

Solia™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive (commonly known as a birth control pill) and is a generic version of Desogen®. Several other birth control pills are equivalent to Solia, including:
  • Ortho-Cept® (made by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.)
  • Desogen® (made by Organon USA, Inc.)
  • Emoquette™ (made by Patheon, Inc., for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals)
  • Enskyce™ (made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals)
  • Apri® (made by Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
  • Reclipsen™ (made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.).
(Click What Is Solia Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Solia. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Solia include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headaches.
(Click Side Effects of Solia to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Solia Birth Control Pills

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