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(levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol)
Patients should be counseled that this product does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Each Trivora cycle of 28 tablets consists of three different drug phases as follows: Phase 1 comprised of 6 blue tablets, each containing 0.050 mg of levonorgestrel (d(-)-13 beta-ethyl-17-alpha- ethinyl-17-beta-hydroxygon-4-en-3-one), a totally synthetic progestogen, and 0.030 mg of ethinyl estradiol (19-nor-17α-pregna-1,3,5(10)-trien-20-yne-3, 17-diol); phase 2 comprised of 5 white tablets, each containing 0.075 mg levonorgestrel and 0.040 mg ethinyl estradiol; and phase 3 comprised of 10 pink tablets, each containing 0.125 mg levonorgestrel and 0.030 mg ethinyl estradiol; then followed by 7 peach inert tablets. The inactive ingredients present in the blue, white and pink tablets are lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, povidone and starch (corn). Each blue tablet also contains FD&C Blue #1. Each pink tablet also contains FD&C Red #40. Each inactive peach tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, FD&C Yellow #6, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose.
What are the possible side effects of ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
- sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
- chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
- a change...
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/26/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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