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Lunelle monthly injectable contraceptive. An effective, safe, and convenient new birth control option.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11561738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lunelle, an injectable estrogen/progestin contraceptive, is administered on a monthly basis and is now available as the first monthly injectable in the United States. International and US clinical trials have established its safety and confirmed its contraceptive efficacy. Fertility returns rapidly after discontinuation of injections. Studies have noted a high level of patient satisfaction with Lunelle, suggesting that monthly injectable contraception will become a first-line contraceptive option in the United States.
A M Kaunitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  265     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-19     Completed Date:  2002-01-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida, Jacksonville 32209, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contraceptive Agents, Female / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Drug Administration Schedule
Estradiol / administration & dosage*,  analogs & derivatives*
Fertility / drug effects
Injections, Intramuscular
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Patient Satisfaction
Progesterone / blood
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Uterine Hemorrhage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female; 0/Lunelle; 50-28-2/Estradiol; 57-83-0/Progesterone; 71-58-9/Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

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