Lydia Implanex II

Lydia Implanex II

levonorgestrel

Manufacturer:

DKT

Distributor:

MCE
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Levonorgestrel
Indications/Uses
Long-acting method of contraception in women of reproductive age.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Insert/implant the 2 rods during the 1st wk of menstrual cycle (starting from the 1st day of menstruation). Duration of use: 4 yr.
Contraindications
Acute or chronic hepatitis, nephritis, history of breast cancer, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, high BP, thrombus, sickle cell anemia, unexplained vag bleeding, serious liver disease or jaundice, rheumatic disease or epilepsy. Women w/ childbearing potential & those who take anticoagulants. Pregnancy & lactation (during 1st 6 wk postpartum).
Special Precautions
Do not use in women w/ a history of irregular periods or those >45 yr. Implant may be removed if necessary in case patient experiences intolerable effects. Expect fertility to return promptly in women w/ removed implants & who use no other form of contraception. Remove implant at the end of 4 yr. Avoid damaging the implant during removal.
Adverse Reactions
Irregular menstrual bleeding. Nausea; fatigue, back or generalized pain; wt loss or gain; abdominal discomfort; mood swings, decreased libido, depression; pain or itching at insertion site; cervical inflammation, ovarian cysts; UTI; benign breast lumps, breast discharge; worsening of existing acne or excess face or body hair, hair loss, rash, itching or mild skin discoloration.
Drug Interactions
Interfered efficacy w/ barbiturates, phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, primidone, topiramate & rifampicin. Effectiveness may be diminished w/ herbal products containing St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum).
ATC Classification
G03AC03 - levonorgestrel ; Belongs to the class of progestogens. Used as systemic contraceptives.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Lydia Implanex II Implant 75 mg
Packing/Price
2's
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