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Generic Name
Ethinyl Estradiol
Trade Name
Minulet
Manufacturer
Wyeth
Risk Category
X
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Estrogenic hormone used in combined oral contraceptives.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • In 1st trimester exposure, estrogens in general can cause eye, ear, cardiovascular defects and down’s syndrome and exposure to Ethinyl Estradiol can also produce hypospadias and cardiovascular defects.
  • Use of estrogenic hormones during pregnancy is contraindicated.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Small amount excreted into milk.
  • Decreases milk production.
  • Decreases milk protein and nitrogen contenent.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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