Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinylestradiol 30 mcg
Indications/Uses
Prevent pregnancy. May also prevent wt gain & other symptoms related to fluid retention eg, bloating & swelling; reduce acne & greasiness of the skin & hair; lower the risk of anemia; relieve menstrual pain.
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 tab daily starting on the 1st day of menstrual cycle for 21 days, followed by a 7-day tab-free interval.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Patients w/ or history of thrombosis, embolism; heart attack or stroke, angina pectoris; blood clotting disturbance eg, protein C deficiency; migraine w/ focal neurological symptoms; pancreatitis; liver illness, impairment or tumor; cancer of the breast or sexual organs. Kidney failure; vag bleeding of unknown cause; diabetes w/ damaged blood vessels; very high BP & cholesterol or triglyceride levels in the blood. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Family history of breast cancer. Liver or gallbladder illness, diabetes, depression, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, sickle cell disease, epilepsy, SLE; hearing loss, porphyria, gestational herpes, Sydenham's chorea; chloasma, hereditary angioedema. Increased risk of developing arterial & venous thrombosis. May interfere w/ lab tests results. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Emotional lability, headache, abdominal pain, acne, sore & enlarged breasts, painful or irregular menstruation, wt gain.
Drug Interactions
Primidone, phenytoin, barbiturates, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine; rifampicin; ritonavir; griseofulvin, ampicillin, tetracyclines; St. John's wort; ciclosporin. Increased seizure frequency w/ lamotrigine.
ATC Classification
G03AA12 - drospirenone and ethinylestradiol ; Belongs to the class of progestogens and estrogens in fixed combinations. Used as systemic contraceptives.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Liza FC tab
Packing/Price
21's (P673.6/pack)
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