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Demulen

Demulen
(ethinyl estradiol; ethynodial diacetate)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The chemical name for ethyndiol diacetate is 19-nor-17alpha-pregn-4-en-20-yne-3beta,17-diol diacetate, and for ethinyl estradiol it is 19-nor- 17alpha-pregna-1,3,5 (10)-trien-20-yne-3,17-diol.

Demulen (ethinyl estradiol and ethynodiol diacetate) 1/35-21 and Demulen (ethinyl estradiol and ethynodiol diacetate) 1/35-28: Each white tablet contains 1 mg of ethynodiol diacetate and 35 mcg of ethinyl estradiol, and the inactive ingredients include calcium acetate, calcium phosphate, corn starch, hydrogenated castor oil, and povidone. Each blue tablet in the Demulen (ethinyl estradiol and ethynodiol diacetate) 1/35-28 package is a placebo containing no active ingredients, and the inactive ingredients include calcium sulfate, corn starch, FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake, magnesium stearate, and sucrose.

Demulen (ethinyl estradiol and ethynodiol diacetate) 1/50-21 and Demulen (ethinyl estradiol and ethynodiol diacetate) 1/50-28: Each white tablet contains 1 mg of ethynodiol diacetate and 50 mcg of ethinyl estradiol, and the inactive ingredients include calcium acetate, calcium phosphate, corn starch, hydrogenated castor oil, and povidone. Each pink tablet in the Demulen (ethinyl estradiol and ethynodiol diacetate) 1/50-28 package is a placebo containing no active ingredients, and the inactive ingredients include calcium sulfate, corn starch, FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Yellow No. 6, magnesium stearate, and sucrose.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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