levonorgestrel + ethinylestradiol


Laboratorios Leon Farma


Concise Prescribing Info
Levonorgestrel 100 mcg, ethinylestradiol 20 mcg
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.
May be taken with or without food.
Hypersensitivity. Patients w/ or history of thrombosis, embolus; heart attack or stroke, angina pectoris; migraine w/ focal neurological symptoms; pancreatitis; liver disease, impairment or tumor; cancer of the breast or genital organs. Diabetes w/ damaged blood vessels; very high BP, cholesterol or triglyceride levels in the blood; blood clotting disturbance eg, protein C deficiency; unexplained vag bleeding or absence of period for several mth. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Family history of breast cancer. Liver or gallbladder disease, 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. May interfere w/ lab tests results. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, mood changes including depression, nausea, abdominal ache, breast tenderness & pain, increased wt, rash.
Drug Interactions
Primidone, phenytoin, barbiturates, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine; rifampicin; ritonavir; griseofulvin, ampicillin, tetracyclines; metoclopramide; St. John's wort; cyclosporine. Increased seizure frequency w/ lamotrigine.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
G03AA07 - levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol ; Belongs to the class of progestogens and estrogens in fixed combinations. Used as systemic contraceptives.
Minipil FC tab
21's (P240.57/pack)
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