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OVERDOSE

Serious ill effects have not been reported following acute ingestion of large doses of oral contraceptives by young children. Overdosage may cause nausea, and withdrawal bleeding may occur in females.

Non-Contraceptive Health Benefits

The following non-contraceptive health benefits related to the use of oral contraceptives are supported by epidemiological studies which largely utilized oral contraceptive formulations containing estrogen doses exceeding 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol or 0.05 mg of mestranol.

Effects on menses:

Effects related to inhibition of ovulation:

Effects from long-term use:

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Oral contraceptives should not be used in women who currently have the following conditions:

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/23/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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