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Liletta - A Third Levonorgestrel-Releasing IUD
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The FDA has approved Liletta, an intrauterine device (IUD) that releases the synthetic progestin levonorgestrel, for prevention of pregnancy for up to 3 years. The fourth IUD to be approved in the US, and the third that releases levonorgestrel, Liletta is comarketed by Actavis and Medicines360, a nonprofit women's health pharmaceutical company. The wholesale cost of Liletta is similar to that of other IUDs (see Table 1), but the manufacturer offers programs that significantly reduce the cost for commercially-insured patients and clinics serving low-income women.1

OTHER IUDs — IUDs provide convenient, long-term contraception and a rapid return to fertility after removal. ParaGard T 380A, a copper-containing IUD, Mirena, which contains 52 mg of levonorgestrel, and Skyla, which contains 13.5 mg ... more      

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