Contraceptive methods

Contraceptive agents

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The Contraceptive methods category of medicines is also known as contraceptive agents and hormonal contraception.

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(Media release)
01 Oct 2016 Dr Mary Stewart and Dr Deborah Bateson from Family Planning NSW say that women seeking contraception should think beyond the pill.
(Topic)
05 May 2014 The ‘morning-after pill’ (the emergency contraceptive pill) is not recommended as a regular method of contraception: it is less effective than other contraceptive methods and doesn’t give ongoing protection against pregnancy. Find out more
(Medicine)
30 Nov 2012 Cefaclor can interact with probenecid (used to treat gout). Find out more about the interactions with cefaclor, including alcohol and contraceptives.
(Medicine)
30 Nov 2012 Cefuroxime can interact with warfarin and probenecid (used to treat gout). Find out more about the interactions with cefuroxime.
(Medicine)
30 Nov 2012 Doxycycline can interact with Oral retinoids (isotretinoin or acitretin, used to treat acne and tretinoin used to treat leukaemia). Find out more about the interactions with doxycycline
(Medicine)
29 Nov 2012 Amoxycillin with clavulanic acid can interact with allopurinol and probenecid (used to treat gout). Find out more about the interactions with amoxycillin, including alcohol and contraceptives.
(Medicine)
27 Nov 2012 Amoxycillin can interact with allopurinol (used to treat gout). Find out more about the interactions with amoxycillin, including alcohol and contraceptives.
(Medicine)
05 Apr 2012 The antibiotics rifamipicin & rifabutin will interact with some hormonal contraceptives. Always ask your doctor or health professional for advice about antibiotics & contraceptives. Learn more here
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
11 Dec 2009 Table of hormonal contraceptive types, failure rates, risks and additional indications.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
03 Jul 2008 Algorithm for selecting suitable candidates or conditions across the oestrogenic to progestogenic spectrum of hormonal contraceptives.

Subcategories of contraceptive methods