Saturday, August 04, 2007

Lybrel Available In Pharmacies

Lybrel (20 mcg ethinyl estradiol/90 mcg levonorgestrel), the new continuous use birth control pill brand, is now available in pharmacies, according to Wyeth.

I haven't noticed any TV ads yet, but I imagine they're forthcoming. I'll be curious to see how Wyeth handles conveying the no withdrawal bleeding message.




At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you mean the "no bleeding withdrawal?"

Interested to know....

Thank You,

At 2:00 AM, Blogger ema said...


Women who use the Pill (any brand) don't have menstrual periods. They have withdrawal bleeding (an artificially-induced bleeding episode) because regular Pill regimens contain 1 week of placebo ("sugar") pills, instead of hormone pills.

Lybrel eliminates the monthly withdrawal bleed (no placebo pills).

At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can women over 50 take Lybrel? Even if you have fibriod tumors? Is it safe?

At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you go from 2 and a half years on Depo Provera straight to Lybrel?

At 12:57 PM, Blogger ema said...

Anon @ 11:25 AM,

Yes, you can. Just follow your Ob/Gyn's instructions on how to transition from one to the other.

At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was taking the depo provera shot and switched to Lybrel was taking Lybrel for 3 months and developed several DVT's in my upper thigh which hospitalized me for over a week. I am 31 years old and have never been sick or unhealthy until I started taking Lybrel/


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