levonorgestrel + ethinylestradiol




Concise Prescribing Info
21 beige tab each containing Levonorgestrel 150 mcg, ethinyl estradiol 30 mcg, 7 white tab each containing Lactose 40 mg
Contraception & treatment of menstrual disorders eg, dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome & menorrhagia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 beige tab daily starting on the 1st day of the cycle for 21 days, then the 7 white tab taken as 1 tab once daily.
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Liver & clotting disorders, breast & cervical cancer, sickle-cell anemia, hormone-active tumors, hyperlipidemia, severe CV disease, previous or existing thromboembolic diseases, idiopathic jaundice. Not recommended for pregnant women. Lactation.
Special Precautions
DM, high BP, varicose veins, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraine, ophth problems, tetany.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, gastric upsets, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps; changes in appetite, breast tenderness, changes in body wt & libido; depressive moods or interference w/ liver functions.
Drug Interactions
Decreased efficacy w/ drugs for infection (eg, ampicillin, chloramphenicol, neomycin, penicillin V, nitrofurantoin, sulfonamides, tetracycline & INH), pain (analgesic, anti-migraine & tranquilizer) & hepatic enzyme inducers eg, antiepileptics (carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, felbamate, topiramate, phenytoin), antifungal (griseofulvin), antidiabetics (troglitazone), musculoskeletal (eg, phenylbutazone) & anti-TB (rifampicin). May inhibit cytochrome P450 isoenzyme 3A4 w/ anti-infectives (eg, clarithromycin, erythromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, ritonavir) or grapefruit juice. Increased risk of cholestatic jaundice w/ troleandomycin.
ATC Classification
G03AA07 - levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol ; Belongs to the class of progestogens and estrogens in fixed combinations. Used as systemic contraceptives.
Lady tab
28's (P50.2/pack)
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