Drospirenone / Ethinyl Estradiol Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

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Usual Adult Dose for Contraception

1 tablet orally each day. A patient should begin taking either on the first day of the menstrual period (Day 1 Start) or on the first Sunday after the onset of the menstrual period (Sunday Start). The patient should begin the next and all subsequent 28-day regimens on the same day of the week as she began the first regimen, following the same schedule.

Usual Adult Dose for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

1 tablet orally each day. A patient should begin taking either on the first day of the menstrual period (Day 1 Start) or on the first Sunday after the onset of the menstrual period (Sunday Start). The patient should begin the next and all subsequent 28-day regimens on the same day of the week as she began the first regimen, following the same schedule. Drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in women who choose to use an oral contraceptive as their method of contraception. The effectiveness of drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol for premenstrual dysphoric disorder when used for more than three menstrual cycles has not been evaluated.

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

1 tablet orally each day. A patient should begin taking either on the first day of the menstrual period (Day 1 Start) or on the first Sunday after the onset of the menstrual period (Sunday Start). The patient should begin the next and all subsequent 28-day regimens on the same day of the week as she began the first regimen, following the same schedule. Drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol is indicated for the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris in women at least 14 years of age, who have no known contraindications to oral contraceptive therapy and have achieved menarche. Drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol should be used for the treatment of acne only if the patient desires an oral contraceptive for birth control.

Renal Dose Adjustments

The medication is contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency.

Liver Dose Adjustments

The medication is contraindicated in patients with hepatic dysfunction.

Precautions

If first taken later than the first day of the menstrual cycle, it should not be considered effective as a contraceptive until after the first 7 consecutive days of administration. The possibility of ovulation and conception prior to initiation of medication should be considered.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

It is recommended to take at the same time each day, preferably after the evening meal or at bedtime.

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