A patient has requested an oral contraceptive to reduce the risk of pregnancy. The physician prescribes Ethinyl estradiol 30-drospirenone 3 to be cycled for 21 days, followed by a 7-day break. Which classification of contraceptive is Ethinyl estradiol 30-drospirenone 3?


• Ethinyl estradiol 30-drospirenone 3 (Yasmin) is a monophasic oral contraceptive.
• Monophasic contraceptives contain the same dose of estrogen and progesterone for the entire dosing schedule. The patient receives 21 days of the active drug, which is then followed by a 7-day period of a placebo to allow withdrawal bleeding.
• Incorrect: Multiphasic contraceptives contain both estrogen and progesterone at different dosages throughout the cycle.

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