After 1 year, the overall cumulative failure rate of Seasonale Lo was 2.23% among 463 patients, compared with a 2.83% failure rate among 231 patients who took a traditional 28-day oral contraceptive (Levlite).
Compliance rates were high--98.1% in the Seasonale Lo group and 96.5% in the Levlite group.
Breakthrough bleeding episodes were reported more frequently by the Seasonale Lo group than the Levlite group (13.8% vs.
Emergency Contraception Regimens by Brand Brand Number of pills per dose Repeat in 12 hours estrogen + progestin Ovral, Ogestrel 2 white Cryselle, LoOvral, Levora, 4 white Low-Ogestrel Nordette, Levlen 4 peach Portia, Seasonale, Trivora 4 pink Triphasil, Tri-levlen 4 yellow Enpresse 4 orange Alesse, Levlite
, Lessina 5 pink Aviane 5 orange progestin only Ovrette 20 yellow Plan B 1 white (OR may give 2 tablets at once as a single dose) Source: Adapted from Stewart, F., Trussell, J., & Van Look, PF.
Doses of Emergency Contraception Oral First Second Dose Contraceptive Dose (12 hours later) Ovral 2 tablets 2 tablets LoOvral 4 tablets 4 tablets Levlen 4 tablets 4 tablets Triphasil 4 tablets 4 tablets Tri-Levlen 4 tablets 4 tablets Necon 1/35 4 tablets 4 tablets Alesse 5 tablets 5 tablets Levlite
5 tablets 5 tablets Source: Dr.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its application to manufacture and market a generic version of Berlex Laboratories' Levlite
tablets oral contraceptive 28-day regimen.
levonorgestrel & ethinyl estradiol (Alesse, Levlen, Levlite
) norethindrone & ethinyl estradiol (Brevicon, Genora, Jenest, Ortho 7/7/7) Over-the-Counter Medications acetaminophen (Anacin-Free, Panadol, Pain relief.