Desogestrel – administration

Desogestrel is a progestin medication that is sometimes used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for transgender men to achieve amenorrhoea (to stop monthly bleeding). Here’s a detailed guide to desogestrel:


  • Preparation:
    • Desogestrel tablets are typically taken orally with or without food.
    • Before taking desogestrel, read the medication label and any accompanying patient information leaflet.
  • Timing:
    • Take desogestrel tablets at the same time each day to maintain consistent levels of the medication in your body.
    • Follow the prescribed dosing schedule, and do not skip doses or alter the dosage.
  • Administration Technique:
    • Swallow the desogestrel tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet, as this can affect the release of the medication.
    • If you have difficulty swallowing tablets, talk to your healthcare provider about alternative options, such as cutting the tablet into smaller pieces or switching to a different formulation.
  • Post-Administration Care:
    • After taking desogestrel, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to remove any residue from handling the medication.
    • Store the medication in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture, following any storage instructions provided by the medication label.
Updated on March 19, 2024

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