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OVCON 50-28
Contraception
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Drug Name:

OVCON 50-28 Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Norethindrone 1mg, ethinyl estradiol 50micrograms (21 tabs); inert (7 tabs).

Company:
Warner Chilcott Laboratories

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Therapeutic Use:

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Indications for OVCON 50-28:

Oral contraception.

Adult Dose for OVCON 50-28:

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

Children's Dose for OVCON 50-28:

Not applicable.

See Also:

FEMCON Fe

OVCON 35 Fe

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:

Ovcon 35 Fe Packs—5
Ovcon 50-28 Packs—3
Femcon Fe Packs—5

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