desogestrel + ethinylestradiol


Gedeon Richter


Pahang Pharmacy
Concise Prescribing Info
Ethinylestradiol 0.03 mg, desogestrel 0.15 mg
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 tab daily for 21 days starting on 1st day of period followed by 7 tab-free days.
May be taken with or without food.
Estrogen-dependent tumours, endometrial hyperplasia, undiagnosed vag bleeding. HTN, hyperlipoproteinaemia, diabetic angiopathy, cholelithiasis. Arterial thrombosis (eg, MI, cerebrovascular events), venous thrombosis, venous thromboembolism, cholestatic jaundice or hepatitis, Rotor syndrome, Dubin-Johnson syndrome, SLE. History during pregnancy of severe pruritus, herpes gestationis, jaundice. Severe liver disease. Known or suspected pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Cardiac insufficiency, HTN, epilepsy & migraine, DM, severe varicose veins, phlebitis, otosclerosis, sclerosis multiplex, chorea minor, latent tetany, benign uterine tumour, endometriosis or mastopathia, blood coagulation disorders. Renal impairment.
Adverse Reactions
Intermenstrual bleeding, changes in vag discharge, vag infections, aggravation of endometriosis. Breast tenderness, pain, enlargement, secretion. Nausea, vomiting, cholelithiasis, cholestatic jaundice, thrombosis, HTN, chloasma, erythema nodosum, rash, headache, migraine, mood changes, fluid retention, decreased glucose tolerance, changes in body wt.
Drug Interactions
Ampicillin, chloramphenicol, neomycin, penicillin-V, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, dihydroergotamine, tranquilizers, anticoagulants, coumarin or indandione derivatives, TCAs, maprotiline, oral antidiabetics, insulin, activated charcoal, laxatives, bromocriptine, hepatotoxic drugs.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
G03AA - Progestogens and estrogens, fixed combinations ; Used as systemic contraceptives.
Regulon FC tab
1 × 21's;3 × 21's;6 × 21's
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