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Mircette

The following drug information is obtained from various newswires, published medical journal articles, and medical conference presentations.

Company:

Approval Status:

Approved April 1998

Specific Treatments:

oral contraception

General Information

Mircette has been approved as an oral contraceptive in the U.S. Mircette tablets are the first oral contraceptive to use a shortened hormone-free interval. The Mircette regime reduces the daily estrogen dose from the commonly prescribed 30-35 mcg level to the 20 mcg level, while maintaining cycle control and a favorable tolerability profile.