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Ch. 62 Birth Control

Pharmacology for Nurses

Birth Control: Oral Contraceptives Contain both estrogen and progestin and those that only contain progestin
Birth Control: Oral Contraceptives Combination OCs are most widely used
Combination OC: Ovcon 35 Acts by inhibiting ovulation, thicken cervical mucus, and modifying endometrium
Combination OC: Ovcon 35 Contraindicated in pregnancy, history of clotting, history of breast cancer, abnormal liver function, and > 35 + smoking
Combination OC: Ovcon 35 -Drugs/herbs that reduce effects of OC rifampin, antivirals, tetracyclines, ampicillin and antiseizure meds
Combination OC: Ovcon 35- Dosage and Administration For one missed does, instruct the client to take two together at the next schedule dose. For two missed doses, instruct the client to double-up for 2 days.
Subdermal Etongestrel Implant (Implanon) 4 cm rod is place in the groove between biceps and triceps in non-domination arm; three years on contraception; acts to suppress ovulation; adverse effects include irregular bleeding
Depot Medroxprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) Usually injected IM or subQ and can protect against pregnancy for 3 months: adverse effects noticeable weight gain
Miferprisone (RU 486) with Misoprostol Medical Abortion; acts be blocking progesterone and GC receptors that cause breakdown of conceptus; misoprostol softens and dilates cervix; increase uterine contractions
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