Contraceptive Agents, Female
- Contraceptive Agents, Female
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Chemical substances or agents with contraceptive activity in females. Use for female contraceptive agents in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Drug Drug Description Etonogestrel A long-acting synthetic derived progestin contraceptive used in various devices such as contraceptive rings and intradermal implants. Desogestrel A synthetic progestin used in contraception, often in combination with ethinyl estradiol. Megestrol acetate A progestin that is administered orally to treat anorexia and cachexia or serious unexplained weight loss and is also used as an antineoplastic agent to treat certain types of malignancy. Levonorgestrel A progestin found in oral and IUD contraceptives and at higher doses in emergency contraceptives. Medroxyprogesterone acetate A progestin used as a contraceptive and in the treatment of secondary amenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, pain from endometriosis, endometrial and renal carcinomas, paraphilia in males, and GnRH-dependent precocious puberty. Norethisterone A synthetic second-generation progestin used for contraception, prevention of endometrial hyperplasia in hormone replacement therapy, and in the treatment of other hormone-mediated illnesses such as endometriosis. Ethynodiol diacetate An oral contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. Mifepristone A cortisol receptor blocker used to treat Cushing's syndrome, and to terminate pregnancies up to 70 days gestation. Norgestimate A progesterone used as a contraceptive and to treat acne vulgaris. Octylphenoxy polyethoxyethanol Not Available Norelgestromin A progestin used for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use a transdermal patch as a method of contraception. Gestodene Gestodene is a progestogen hormonal contraceptive. Products containing gestoden include Meliane, which contains 20 mcg of ethinylestradiol and 75 mcg of gestodene; and Gynera, which contains 30 mcg of ethinylestradiol... Nonoxynol-9 A vaginal spermicide used for the non-hormonal contraception in conjunction with other modes of contraception. Dienogest An oral progestin used for the treatment of endometriosis as monotherapy or contraception in combination with ethinylestradiol. Norethynodrel A synthetic progestational hormone with actions and uses similar to those of PROGESTERONE. It has been used in the treatment of functional uterine bleeding and endometriosis. As a contraceptive, it... Norgestrel A progestin used in combination with ethinyl estradiol for oral contraception and prevention of pregnancy in women. Gestrinone Endometriosis with or without accompanying sterility. Treatment is limited to a single course of 6 months duration per lifetime [L1699, L1700]. Lynestrenol A progestin used for contraception and in the treatment of menstrual disorders. Chlormadinone A progestin indicated in combination with an estrogen for oral combined hormonal contraceptive therapy. Norgestrienone Not Annotated Estradiol cypionate An estradiol prodrug used to treat vasomotor symptoms and hypoestrogenisms from hypogonadism. Ormeloxifene Not Annotated Diethylstilbestrol Used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Previously used in the prevention of miscarriage or premature delivery in pregnant women prone to miscarriage or premature delivery. Cyproterone acetate A steroid used in combination with ethinyl estradiol to treat women with severe acne and symptoms of androgenization. Also used alone at much higher doses for palliative treatment of patients with prostate cancer Drospirenone A progestin used in oral contraceptive pills for the prevention of pregnancy and other conditions. Hydroxyprogesterone caproate A synthetic progestin used for the prevention of spontaneous preterm births in singleton pregnancies in women who have previously had a spontaneous preterm birth. Nomegestrol acetate Nomegestrol acetate, also known as NOMAC, is a progestin used in oral contraceptives, menopausal hormone therapy, and for the treatment of gynecological disorders. Quingestanol Not Annotated Estradiol An estrogenic steroid used to treat vasomotor symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy in menopause, hypoestrogenism, prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, treatment of breast cancer, and advanced androgen-dependent carcinoma of the prostate. Ethinylestradiol An estradiol used as a contraceptive. Ulipristal A selective progesterone receptor modulator used for emergency contraception after unprotected intercourse or in a situation where a planned method of contraception has failed. Estradiol valerate An estradiol prodrug used to treat some effects of menopause, hypoestrogenism, androgen dependant carcinoma of the prostate, and in combination products for endometriosis and contraception. Mestranol A synthetic estradiol found in oral contraceptive pills for contraception and the treatment of other conditions in the female reproductive system, such as dysmenorrhea and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Demegestone Demegestone is a progesterone receptor agonist that was previously used to treat luteal insufficiency. It was previously marketed in France as Lutionex, but has since been discontinued. Segesterone acetate Segesterone acetate in combination with ethinyl estradiol is indicated for use by females of reproductive potential to prevent pregnancy as a combination hormonal contraceptive (CHC). It induces contraception for thirteen... Norethindrone enanthate A synthetic progestogen indicated for contraceptive therapy. Algestone acetophenide A progestin indicated in combination with an estrogen as an injectable contraceptive. Chlormadinone acetate A progestin indicated in combination with an estrogen for birth control.
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