Women needing levonorgestrel-containing emergency contraception must take twice the usual dose if they are using CYP3A4-inducing medicines, the MHRA has said.
The UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) have been updated with new information including guidance on prescribing in women with rheumatoid arthritis and after bariatric surgery.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) contraceptive implants have been found rarely in the vasculature and lungs, the manufacturer has advised in a letter to healthcare professionals.
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