Mylan announced that it has launched Xulane (Norelgestromin/Ethinyl Estradiol Transdermal System) 150/35mcg per day, the generic version of Janssen’s Ortho Evra transdermal patch. Mylan received final approval from the FDA for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product.

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Ortho Evra is an estrogen/progestin combination hormonal contraceptive indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use a transdermal patch as a method of contraception. The primary mechanism of action is inhibition of ovulation, though it exerts additional changes to cervical mucus thickness and the endometrium which reduces the likelihood of implantation.

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