Ethinyl Estradiol

On this episode, I cover ethinyl estradiol pharmacology. This is a common component of oral contraceptives. You have to check out this free resource (with free account) from which lists all the different combinations and brand names. All it takes is to simply sign up for a free account here.

Ethinyl estradiol dosing can vary. Breakthrough bleeding is a major reason why a patient might prefer a higher dose.

Blood clot risk is a real problem with ethinyl estradiol. There are numerous situations where we should avoid ethinyl estradiol and I cover them in this episode.

Be careful with enzyme inducers like carbamazepine, rifampin, etc. as they can reduce the concentrations of oral contraceptives

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