ethinylestradiol + drospirenone


Laboratorios Leon Farma


Concise Prescribing Info
Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinylestradiol 20 mcg
Contraception. Management of premenstrual dysphoric disorder or moderate acne in women who also require an oral contraception.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Take 1 pink tab for the 1st 24 days then 1 white tab for the last 4 days.
May be taken with or without food.
Hypersensitivity. Patients w/ or history of thrombosis, embolism; heart attack, stroke or angina pectoris; migraine w/ focal neurological symptoms; pancreatitis; liver illness, impairment or tumor; cancer of the breast or sexual organs. Patients w/ diabetes w/ damaged blood vessels; very high BP & cholesterol or triglyceride levels in the blood; blood clotting disturbance eg, protein C deficiency; renal failure; vag bleeding of unknown cause. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Family history of breast cancer. Liver or gallbladder illness, diabetes, depression, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, sickle cell anemia, epilepsy, SLE; hearing loss, porphyria, gestational herpes, Sydenham's chorea; chloasma, hereditary angioedema. Increased risk of developing arterial & venous thrombosis. Lactose intolerance. May interfere w/ lab test results. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Mood swings, headache, nausea, breast pain, irregular menstruation or absence of period.
Drug Interactions
Unexpected bleeding or reduced contraceptive effect w/ antiepileptics (eg, primidone, phenytoin, barbiturates, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine), anti-TB drugs (eg, rifampicin), HIV drugs (eg, ritonavir, nevirapine), antibiotics (eg, griseofulvin, penicillins, tetracyclines), St. John's wort & bosentan. Medicines containing 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.
Lizelle FC tab
(4 white tab; 24 pink tab) 28's (P696.05/pack)
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