Meliane/Meliane ED

Meliane/Meliane ED

ethinylestradiol + gestodene

Manufacturer:

Bayer HealthCare Pharma

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Meliane tab Gestodene 75 mcg, ethinylestradiol 20 mcg. Meliane ED tab 21 Meliane tab plus 7 inactive tab
Dosage/Direction for Use
Meliane 1 tab daily for 21 days, starting on 1st day of menstruation, followed by 7 tab-free days. Meliane ED 1 tab daily starting on 1st day of menstruation.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Pregnancy; jaundice or severe liver disease, benign or malignant liver tumours; DVT, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke, angina pectoris; diabetes w/ blood vessel damage; disturbance of lipometabolism, history of herpes of pregnancy, deterioration of osteosclerosis during pregnancy, undiagnosed vag bleeding; history of migraine accompanied by visual symptoms, speech disability, weakness/numbness; pancreatitis.
Special Precautions
DM, HTN , varicose veins, superficial phlebitis, otosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, porphyria, herpes gestationis, Sydenham's chorea, chloasma, heart rhythm/valve disorder, family history of thrombosis; heart attack or stroke; obesity, family history of breast cancer, depression, SLE, migraine, cigarette smoking, advancing age, lactation. Hyperlipidemia, liver or gallbladder disease, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, sickle-cell anemia, chloasma. Benign & rarely, malignant liver tumors which may lead to life-threatening intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Unusual severe upper abdominal complaints.
Adverse Reactions
Headache; migraine, gastric upsets, nausea; breast tenderness, pain, enlargement & secretion; changes in body wt & libido; vag secretions; depressive moods; contact lens intolerance; various skin reactions, fluid retention, hypersensitivity reactions.
Drug Interactions
Antiepileptic drugs (barbiturates, phenylbutazone, hydantoins), anti-TB drugs (rifampicin, rifabutin), ritonavir, antibiotics (penicillins, tetracyclines, griseofulvin) & St. John's wort.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
G03AA10 - gestodene and ethinylestradiol ; Belongs to the class of progestogens and estrogens in fixed combinations. Used as systemic contraceptives.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Meliane ED tab
Packing/Price
28's
Form
Meliane tab
Packing/Price
21's
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