desogestrel + ethinylestradiol


Gedeon Richter


Pahang Pharmacy
Concise Prescribing Info
Ethinylestradiol 0.02 mg, desogestrel 0.15 mg
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 tab daily starting on the 1st day of menstruation, w/o interruption for 21 days, then 7 tab-free days.
May be taken with or without food.
Liver function disorders, idiopathic jaundice, history of jaundice or severe pruritus during pregnancy, previous use of steroids, herpes gestationis; Dubin-Johnson or Rotor syndrome; CV or cerebrovascular lesions, thromboembolic diseases; severe HTN or DM; porphyria; endometrial hyperplasia, hepatic tumours; mammary or endometrial carcinoma; other estrogen-dependent tumours; hyperlipoproteinaemia; undiagnosed vag bleeding; otosclerosis. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Cardiac insufficiency, renal impairment, HTN, epilepsy, migraine, DM, severe varicose veins, phlebitis, sclerosis multiplex, chorea minor, latent tetany, benign uterine tumour, endometriosis or mastopathia, family history of juvenile thromboembolic diseases or blood coagulation disorders. Discontinue use for 6 mth after infectious hepatitis. Cessation of smoking in women >30 yr. Perform medical & gynecological exams.
Adverse Reactions
Intermenstrual bleeding, changes in vag discharge, vag infections (eg, candidiasis), aggravation of endometriosis; breast tenderness/pain/enlargement/secretion; nausea, vomiting, cholelithiasis, cholestatic jaundice; thrombosis, HTN; chloasma, erythema nodosum, rash; problems w/ wearing contact lenses; headache, migraine, mood changes; fluid retention, decreased glucose tolerance, body wt changes.
Drug Interactions
Antibiotics, dihydroergotamine, tranquilizers; coumarin- or indandione-containing anticoagulants; TCAs, maprotiline; oral antidiabetics, insulin; activated charcoal, laxatives; bromocriptine; hepatotoxic drugs.
MIMS Class
Oral Contraceptives
ATC Classification
G03AA09 - desogestrel and ethinylestradiol ; Belongs to the class of progestogens and estrogens in fixed combinations. Used as systemic contraceptives.
Novynette FC tab
1 × 21's;3 × 21's
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