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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.

Noncontraceptive Health Benefits

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

Effects on menses:

  • May decrease blood loss and may decrease incidence of iron-deficiency anemia
  • May decrease incidence of dysmenorrhea

Effects related to inhibition of ovulation:

  • May decrease incidence of functional ovarian cysts
  • May decrease incidence of ectopic pregnancies

Effects from long-term use:

CONTRAINDICATIONS

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

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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