Drug Safety Information for KARIVA (Desogestrel; ethinyl estradiol)

Safety-related Labeling Changes for DESOGEN (DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL) Brand name discontinued; available as generic: FDA Link

Safety-related Labeling Changes for ORTHO-CEPT (DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL) Brand name discontinued; available as generic: FDA Link

Safety-related Labeling Changes for MIRCETTE (DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Safety-related Labeling Changes for CYCLESSA (DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Adverse Drug Reactions for KARIVA* (Desogestrel; ethinyl estradiol)

These charts and graphs are based on reports received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) program (see below).

Top 20 Adverse Effects Associated with KARIVA
(reported in FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

  Side Effect # of FDA Reports
1Pulmonary embolism119
2Nausea*113
3Headache*107
4Pain99
5Vomiting92
6Deep vein thrombosis71
7Abdominal pain70
8Anxiety68
9Dizziness61
10Fatigue58
11Depression*56
12Diarrhoea55
13Dyspnoea53
14Injury50
15Cholecystitis chronic46
16Drug ineffective42
17Pain in extremity39
18Paraesthesia39
19Malaise38
20Weight increased*38

* This side effect also appears in "Top 10 Side Effects of KARIVA " in the drug's Review Summary based on AskaPatient reviews.

Top 10 Reasons for Taking KARIVA
(associated with FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

Reason # of FDA Reports
1Contraception*1900
2Product used for unknown indication456
3Oral contraception*200
4Menstruation irregular*92
5Dysmenorrhoea*63
6Menorrhagia53
7Menstrual disorder51
8Menstrual cycle management50
9Ovarian cyst34
10Endometriosis*34

*Also a top-10 reason in AskaPatient Review Summary.


Types of Adverse Events for KARIVA

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 6403


Number of FDA Adverse Event Reports by Patient Age for KARIVA

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 6403*


* Reports for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Desogestrel; ethinyl estradiol (Viorele, Kimidess, Isibloom, Bekyree, Enskyce, Cyclessa, Pimtrea, Emoquette, Mircette, Ortho-cept, Desogen, Kariva, Velivet)

Charts are based on 6403 reports filed with the FDA between 2004 and June 2015.

Adverse Event Reports are submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies (mandatory reporting is required by manufacturers, distributors, or importers), health care providers such as doctors (voluntary reporting), and by patients themselves (voluntary reporting). More Information on FDA MedWatch (FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program)Voluntary reporting takes place under the FDA's MedWatch program, where health care professionals and consumers submit reports to FDA when they find a problem with a drug, medical device, biologic, or other FDA-regulated product. An adverse event is any undesirable experience or extreme side effect associated with the use of a medical product. Adverse events include: death, life threatening event, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage, congenital anomaly or birth defect, medical product use requiring a surgical or other intervention, or other serious medical situation believed to be caused by the drug.

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Analytics of FDA Adverse Event Reports Provided by Druginformer.com. FDA Drug Safety Information, including safety-related labeling updates, required post-approval safety studies, risk evaluation management strategies (REMS), alerts, and recalls are compiled by AskaPatient.com from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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