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LEVLEN 28
Contraception
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Drug Name:

LEVLEN 28 Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Levonorgestrel 0.15mg, ethinyl estradiol 30micrograms (21 tabs); inert (7 tabs).

Company:
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for LEVLEN 28:

Oral contraception.

Adult:

Levlen 28: 1 tab daily for 28 days; repeat. Levlen 21: 1 tab daily for 21 days, then 7 tablet-free days; repeat.

Children:

Not applicable.

See Also:

LEVLEN 21

Pharmacological Class:

Progestin + estrogen.

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 35 years 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.

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.

How Supplied:

Packs—3

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