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Drug Name:

ELLA Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ulipristal acetate 30mg; tab.

Company:
Afaxys Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ELLA:

Prevention of pregnancy following unprotected intercourse or known or suspected contraceptive failure. Not for use as regular contraceptive.

Adult:

Take 1 tab as soon as possible within 120hrs (5 days) after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. May repeat dose if vomiting occurs within 3hrs.

Children:

Premenarchal: not applicable.

Contraindications:

Known/suspected pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not for termination of an existing pregnancy. Exclude pregnancy before prescribing. Rule out ectopic pregnancy if lower abdominal pain occurs. Rule out pregnancy if subsequent menses delayed by >1 week. Does not protect against HIV or other STDs. Repeat use within same menstrual cycle: not recommended. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Progesterone agonist/antagonist.

Interactions:

Avoid concomitant CYP3A4 inducers (eg, barbiturates, bosentan, carbamazepine, felbamate, griseofulvin, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, rifampin, topiramate, St. John's wort). Potentiated by CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole). May antagonize regular hormonal contraceptives; use barrier contraception for remainder of menstrual cycle and resume oral contraceptives ≥5 days after dose.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, abdominal pain, nausea, dysmenorrhea, fatigue, dizziness; menstrual cycle changes.

How Supplied:

Tab—1


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