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What Is Reclipsen Used For?

How Does Reclipsen Work?

Reclipsen is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it is a birth control pill that contains two different types of hormones. It contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (desogestrel). The hormones in Reclipsen primarily work to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, minor ways. Reclipsen changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. Reclipsen also alters the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 
Like most birth control pills, each pack of Reclipsen contains 21 days of active pills (that contain the hormones), followed by 7 days of inactive pills (that do not contain any active ingredients). This gives your body a break from the hormones, causing you to have a period.
 

Reclipsen Use in Children and Teens

Reclipsen is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means that it is not approved for use in girls who have not yet had their first menstrual period.
 

Off-Label Reclipsen Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Reclipsen for something other than contraception. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label Reclipsen uses include the treatment of the following conditions:
 
  • Acne
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
     

Reclipsen Birth Control Pills

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