Drug Guide

Ethinyloestradiol + Levonorgestrel

    Ethinyloestradiol + Levonorgestrel
    Levlen, Eleanor 
    Lower risk of DVT
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Contains an oestrogen and a progesterone, which inhibit follicular development, prevent ovulation and thicken cervical mucus resulting in reduced sperm penetration.
    • Pharmacology
    • Useful for patients seeking OCP who have severe acne or hirsutism.
    • Lower risk of DVT than with other combine oral contraceptives.
    • If a dose is missed, two tablets should be taken the following day.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Contraception.
    • Contraindications
    • Pregnancy
    • Past DVT / PE
    • Ischaemic heart disease
    • Past stroke / TIA
    • Liver failure
    • Breast / uterine / cervical / ovarian cancer
    • Migraine with aura
    • Adverse Effects
    • Nausea / abdominal pain
    • Weight gain
    • Headache
    • Depression
    • Breast pain
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