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LUPIN'S RECENT GENERIC LAUNCHES BRAND EQUIVALENT Diclofenac Topical Solution 1.5% Pennsaid 1.5% Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Ortho Tri-Cyclen Blisovi Fe 1.5/30 Tablets Loestrin Fe 1.5/30 Blisovi Fe 1/20 Tablets Loestrin Fe 1/20 Zolpidem Tartrate Sublingual CIV Tablets Intermezzo
The company added that Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 1 mg/0.02 mg and Ferrous Fumarate is the generic version of Warner Chilcott's Loestrin 24 Fe.
And now three pills (Yaz, a combination of drospirenone, a progestin, and ethinyl estradiol; Beyaz, which contains the same hormones as Yaz plus a daily dose of folic acid; and Loestrin 24 Fe, a combination of ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone, another progesterone) contain 24 days of hormones and four days of placebo pills, usually resulting in a shorter period.
Now, Lo Loestrin FE (Warner Chilcott), which delivers a daily dose of 10 [micro]g of ethinyl estradiol, represents the next big step in the historic march to an ever-lower dose of estrogen (see "The ultra-low estrogen formulation" on this page).
TABLE 2 Traditional vs nontraditional dosing * (31) Combination Oral pills Placebos Other pills (No.) contraceptive (No.) (No.) Traditional OCP 21 7 0 Femcon Fe ([dagger]) 21 7 0 Mircette 21 2 5 (10 mcg EE) Natazia 22 2 2 (3 mg EV); 2 (1 mg EV) Lo Loestrin FE 24 0 2 (10 mcg EE); 2 (75 mg ferrous fumarate) Yaz 24 4 0 Seasonique 84 0 7 (10 mcg EE) Lybrel 365 0 0 * A partial list.
(5) Sixteen healthy women were treated with a low-dose OC (Loestrin 1/20) and a placebo (or two consecutive 28-day cycles in a single-blind sequential trial.
For example, the new combined oral contraceptives with continuous or extended dosing might be more appealing than those with cyclic dosing because they are associated with shorter withdrawal bleeds (Loestrin 24 Fe, Yaz), fewer withdrawal bleeds (Seasonique, Seasonale), or no withdrawal bleeding at all (Lybrel), noted Dr.
Monthly bleeding on the Loestrin 24 and Yaz regimens can last 3 days or less.
Warner Chilcott's patent, which covers Warner Chilcott's recently approved product, Loestrin 24 Fe, was also licensed to Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
John's wort and Loestrin 1/20 (norethindrone/estradiol) during a 4-month study.
Most Commonly Prescribed Medications for Treatment of CVS Episodes Indication Suggested Medications Abortive (used to stop episode Ondansetron (Zofran[R]) once it has started) Granisetron (Kytril[R]) Sumatriptan (Imitrex[R]) Ketorolac (Toradol[R]) Prophylactic (used daily, Cyproheptadine (Periactin[R]) if warranted to prevent episode) Amitriptyline (Elavil[R]) Propranolol (Inderal[R]) Pizotofen (Sandomigran[R])--available in Canada Sedative (used during episode to Lorazepam (Ativan[R]) allow sleep) Chlorpromazine (Thorazine[R]) in combination with Diphenhydramine (Benadryl[R]) Pain Relief Ibuprofen (Motrin[R]) Ketorolac (Toradol[R]) Contraceptive Loestrin (for episodes associated with menses) Note: From The Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA) (2003), Canal Winchester, Ohio.
Revenues were boosted by the purchase of two oral contraceptive pills - Loestrin and Estrostep - from Pfizer in March and the hormone replacement drug Femhrt a month later.