Traditional OCP 21 7 0 Femcon Fe ([dagger]) 21 7 0 Mircette
21 2 5 (10 mcg EE) Natazia 22 2 2 (3 mg EV); 2 (1 mg EV) Lo Loestrin FE 24 0 2 (10 mcg EE); 2 (75 mg ferrous fumarate) Yaz 24 4 0 Seasonique 84 0 7 (10 mcg EE) Lybrel 365 0 0 * A partial list.
These pills (brands such as Desogen, Mircette
, and Cyclessa) were developed in the 1980s to lessen the pill's minor side effects, like acne and facial hair.
In addition, the company announced that it has received regulatory clearance for generic Mircette
(Duramed Pharmaceuticals Inc.
s (Woodcliff Lake NJ) Mircette
, and Yaz, from Bayer AG's Berlex.
She noted that numerous physicians prescribe Mircette
thinking it might help patient's menstrually related migraines.
Lay gave the example of Mircette
, which contains 21 days of 0.
It's not whether the estrogen is present or absent, but [it's] the change in estrogen, and I find many patients don't do well on Mircette
because of fluctuations in estrogen.
The year-over-year variance is primarily attributable to the Mircette
and Novo hGH property litigation settlements.
Shortened pill-free interval delivered by new 20 mcg pill, Organon's Mircette
, schedule for US debut this summer.
TABLE Sorting among the short-cycle 21-7 OC formulation and its alternatives Comments Regimen Pill tally on formulation 21-7 (SHORT-CYCLE FORMULATION 21 EP pills Standard 21-day estrogen- 7 I pills progestin (EP)-7-day inert (l) formulations 28-DAY FORMULATIONS WITH REDUCED HORMONE-FREE INTERVAL Use any standard 21-7 24 EP pills OC; take 3 additional 4 I pills EP pills and 3 fewer 1 pills to extend cycle to 24-4 Lo Estrin 24 Fe 24 EP pills EP pills contain 20 4 iron pills [micro]g ethinyl estradiol (EE) and 1 mg forethindrone acetate; iron (Fe) pill contains ferrous fumarate Yaz 24 EP pills EP pills contain 4 I pills 20 [micro]g EE and 3 mg dros- pirenone Mircette
, Kariva 21 EP pills EP pills contain 4 I pills 20 [micro[g EE and 5 EE pills 0.
The company's Mircette
(desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol) oral contraceptive tablets feature a patented dosing regimen.
Under the terms of the transaction Barr will acquire the exclusive rights to Organon's Mircette
(Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol) oral contraceptive product.