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Generic Name
Ethinylestradiol and Drospirenone
Trade Name
ethinylestradiol and drospirenone
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
  • Combined oral contraceptive pills.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Suggested association with multiple congenital malformations including: vertebral, anal, cardiac, tracheal, esophageal, renal, and limb defects.
  • The only confirmed causal relationship with oral contraceptives’ ingestion during pregnancy is the affection of sexual organs’ development i.e. musculinization of female genital organs.
  • Reported association with neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Use of oral contraceptives is associated with shortened duration of lactation, decreased infant weight gain, and decreased milk production.
  • Combined oral contraceptive pills are considered compatible with breast feeding.
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