Larin Fe

Larin™ Fe 1.5/30
(norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol) Tablets, USP and Ferrous Fumarate Tablets

Patients should be counseled that this product does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.

WARNING

Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects from oral contraceptive use. This risk increases with age and with heavy smoking (15 or more cigarettes per day) and is quite marked in women over 35 years of age. Women who us e oral contraceptives should be strongly advised not to smoke.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Larin Fe 1.5/30 is a progestogen-estrogen combination.

Larin Fe 1.5/30 provides a continuous dosage regimen consisting of 21 oral contraceptive tablets and 7 ferrous fumarate tablets. The ferrous fumarate tablets are present to facilitate ease of drug administration via a 28-day regimen, are non-hormonal, and do not serve any therapeutic purpose.

Each green tablet contains norethindrone acetate (17 alpha-ethinyl-19-nortestosterone acetate), 1.5 mg; ethinyl estradiol (17 alpha-ethinyl-1,3,5(10)-estratriene-3, 17 beta-diol), 0.03 mg. Each green tablet also contains the following inactive ingredients: polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, talc, macrogol/polyethylglycol 3350 NF, lecithin (soya), iron oxide yellow, FD&C Blue No.2 Aluminum Lake, D&C Yellow No.10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No.6 Aluminum Lake, lactose, magnesium stearate and pregelatinized corn starch.

The structural formulas are as follows:

Norethindrone Acetate

Norethindrone Acetate - Structural Formula Illustration

Ethinyl Estradiol

Ethinyl Estradiol - Structural Formula Illustration

Each brown tablet contains the following ingredients: ferrous fumarate, polyvinyl alcohol, talc, macrogol/polyethylglycol 3350 NF, lecithin (soya), iron oxide black, iron oxide yellow, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate and crospovidone.

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/17/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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