FEMCON Fe Rx

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FEMCON Fe

Contraception
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Norethindrone 0.4mg, ethinyl estradiol 35mcg (21 tabs); inert (7 tabs); chew tabs; spearmint flavor.

Company:

Allergan

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Indications for FEMCON Fe:

Oral contraception.

Adult:

1 tab daily for 28 days; repeat. Chewable tabs: chew (follow with 8oz liquid) or swallow whole.

Children:

Not applicable.

Contraindications:

Thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders. Cerebral vascular or coronary artery disease. Breast or other estrogen-dependent neoplasms. Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding. Cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy or jaundice with prior OC use. Hepatic adenoma or carcinoma. Pregnancy (Cat.X).

Warnings/Precautions:

Smokers over 35yrs of age: not recommended. Uncontrolled hypertension. Hypertriglyceridemia. Discontinue if jaundice, visual disturbances, migraine or other severe headaches occur. Do regular complete physical exams. May need barrier contraception with Sunday starts or postpartum use (see literature). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Antagonized by hepatic enzyme inducing drugs (eg, rifampin, griseofulvin, St. John's wort), possibly others. May affect measurement of sex hormone-binding globulin levels.

Pharmacological Class:

Progestin + estrogen.

Adverse Reactions:

Hypertension, nausea, vomiting, breakthrough bleeding, amenorrhea, transient delay of ovulation after discontinuation, edema, chloasma, mastodynia, headache, intolerance to contact lenses. Increased risk of gallbladder disease, thromboembolic disorders.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Packs—5

FEMCON Fe 28 tablets of 0.4mg/35mcg packages (Qty:1)

appx. price $163.00