Combined Injectable Contraceptive
Birth control type
Failure rates (first year)
% [1 ]
Advantages and disadvantages
Especially good if poor pill compliance.
Combined injectable contraceptive ( CIC) monthly injection of a progestin and a synthetic estrogen taken to suppress fertility. Brand names include Cyclofem, Novafem, Mesigyna, Lunelle and Cyclo-Provera.
DMPA is a different injectable contraceptive, containing just a progestin, given every three months.
History [ edit ]
The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a . worldwide view of the subject (March 2013)
October 5, 2000,
Pharmacia received FDA approval for Lunelle Monthly Contraceptive Injection. [1 ] April 2003, Pharmacia acquired by
Pfizer (makers of Depo-Provera (DMPA)). October 2003, Lunelle was discontinued in the U.S.
Use and packaging [ edit ]
Administered by intramuscular injection into the deltoid, gluteus maximus, or anterior thigh.
Ideally administered every 28 to 30 days, though demonstrated to be effective up to 33 days. [1 ] [1 ]
Side-effects [ edit ]
The most prominent side effects are menstrual irregularities during the first 3 to 6 months of use.
Formulations [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]