Norelgestromin + ethinylestradiol

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Dosage/Direction for Use

Adult: Each patch containing norelgestromin 6 mg and ethinylestradiol 0.75 mg: 1 new patch to be applied every wk for 3 wk, followed by 1 patch-free wk. Patch should be applied on the same day of each wk. Subsequent cycle should be started immediately on the day after the patch-free wk, regardless of whether the menstrual period has started or ended. For new users, 1st patch should be used only when patient begins her menstruation.
Thrombophlebitis, thromboembolic disorders, history of deep vein thromboembolic disorders, cerebrovascular or coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease with complications, severe hypertension, DM with vascular involvement, headaches with focal neurological symptoms, major surgery with prolonged immobilisation. Known or suspected carcinoma of the breast or history of breast cancer, carcinoma of the endometrium or other known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia, undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding, cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy or jaundice with prior hormonal contraceptive use. Acute or chronic hepatocellular disease with abnormal liver function, hepatic adenomas or carcinomas. Known or suspected pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Increased risk of CV side effects when used in women >35 yr and/or smokers. Women with other underlying risk factors for coronary artery disease such as hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, morbid obesity and DM.
Adverse Reactions
Breast symptoms, headache, application site reaction, nausea, upper respiratory infection, menstrual cramps and abdominal pain. Changes in wt, cervical erosion and secretion. Diminution in lactation when given immediately postpartum, cholestatic jaundice , migraine, rash (allergic), mental depression, reduced tolerance to carbohydrates, vaginal candidiasis, changes in corneal curvature, intolerance to contact lenses.
Overdosage may lead to nausea and vomiting, and withdrawal bleeding may occur in females. Treatment is symptomatic and involves removal of patch.
Drug Interactions
Contraceptive efficacy may be reduced when used with barbiturates, griseofulvin, rifampicin, phenylbutazone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, felbamate, oxcarbazepine, topiramate and ampicillin. Efficacy may be affected when used with HIV protease inhibitors. May raise the serum levels of ciclosporin, prednisolone and theophylline. May increase clearance of temazepam, salicylic acid, morphine and clofibric acid.
Lab Interference
May affect serum levels of triglycerides, lipids and other lipoproteins. May decrease glucose tolerance and serum folate levels. May increase sex hormone binding globulins and thyroid binding globulins.
Norelgestromin is a progestogen. It is used as the progestogenic component of a combined contraceptive transdermal patch. Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic oestrogen. Combination contraceptives work by suppressing gonadotropins, thus leading to inhibition of ovulation. It may also cause changes in the cervical mucus and the endometrium.
Distribution: Norelgestromin and ethinylestradiol are bound to albumin.
Metabolism: Both norelgestromin and ethinylestradiol are metabolised hepatically.
Excretion: Half lives of norelgestromin and ethinylestradiol are 28 and 17 hr respectively.
Transdermal: Store at 15-30°C.
CIMS Class
Other Contraceptives
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