Combined injectable contraceptive
|Combined Injectable Contraceptive|
|First use||about 1980|
|Failure rates (first year)|
|Duration effect||1 month|
|Advantages and disadvantages|
|Benefits||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.
Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is a different injectable contraceptive, containing just a progestin, given every three months.
Hormonal contraception works primarily by preventing ovulation, but it may also thicken the cervical mucus inhibiting sperm penetration. Hormonal contraceptives also have effects on the endometrium, that theoretically could affect implantation,
List of CICs
- Hydroxyprogesterone caproate 250 mg and estradiol valerate 5 mg ("Chinese Injectable Number 1") – available in China
- Dihydroxyprogesterone acetophenide 150 mg and estradiol enanthate 10 mg (Deladroxate, Perlutal, Topasel, Perlutan) – available in Latin America and Spain
- Medroxyprogesterone acetate 25 mg and estradiol cypionate 5 mg (Cyclo-Provera, Cyclofem, Feminena, Lunelle, Novafem)
- Norethisterone enanthate 50 mg and estradiol valerate 5 mg (Mesigyna)
- Megestrol acetate 25 mg and estradiol 3.5 mg (Mego-E)
CIC is administered by intramuscular injection into the deltoid, gluteus maximus, or anterior thigh. It is ideally administered every 28 to 30 days, though it has been demonstrated to be effective up to 33 days.
The most prominent side effects are menstrual irregularities during the first 3 to 6 months of use.
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- October 5, 2000, Pharmacia received FDA approval for Lunelle Monthly Contraceptive Injection.
- April 2003, Pharmacia acquired by Pfizer (makers of Depo-Provera (DMPA)).
- October 2003, Lunelle was discontinued in the U.S.
- Concept Foundation
- Extended cycle combined hormonal contraceptive
- Depo-Provera, a Long-acting reversible contraceptive that is injected every 3 months.
- Progestogen-only injectable contraceptive
- Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
- Estradiol-containing oral contraceptive
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