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Claims for Patent: 6,500,814

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Claims for Patent: 6,500,814

Title: Hormonal contraceptive
Abstract:The present invention relates to a hormonal contraceptive product having two hormonal components, an estrogen and a gestagen, and a process for the combined, continuous administration of the product of the invention.
Inventor(s): Hesch; Rolf-Dieter (Constance, DE)
Assignee: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (St. Davids, PA)
Application Number:09/508,648
Patent Claims: 1. A method for hormonal contraception, comprising: administering orally, transdermally or via depot to a mammal in need thereof, for a continuous and uninterrupted administration period of greater than 110 days, a contraceptive product comprising: a gestagen selected from the group consisting of progesterone, chlormadinone acetate, norethisterone acetate, cyprotherone acetate, desogestrel, and levonorgestrel; and an estrogen selected from the group consisting of ethinyl estradiol, mestranol, estradiol, estriol, estrone, and estrane; wherein said gestagen and said estrogen are present in said contraceptive product at unchanged dosages throughout the administration period, and when said estrogen is ethinyl estradiol, the dosage of ethinyl estradiol is not greater than 20 .mu.g per day.

2. The method of hormonal contraception of claim 1 wherein the dosage of ethinyl estradiol is between 1 and 20 .mu.g per day.

3. A method for continuous suppression of the menstrual cycle, comprising: administering orally, transdermally or via depot to a mammal in need thereof, for a continuous and uninterrupted administration period of greater than 110 days, a contraceptive product comprising: a gestagen selected from the group consisting of progesterone, chlormadinone acetate, northisterone acetate, cyprotherone acetate, desogestrel, and levonorgestrel; and an estrogen selected from the group consisting of ethinyl estradiol, mestranol, estradiol, estriol, estrone, and estrane; wherein said gestagen and said estrogen are present in said contraceptive product at unchanged dosages throughout the administration period, and wherein the dosage of ethinyl estradiol is not greater than 20 .mu.g per day, such that the menstrual cycle is continuously suppressed throughout the administration period.
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