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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

  • Indications

  • 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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