Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
- Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
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Oral contraceptives which owe their effectiveness to synthetic preparations.
Drug Drug Description 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. 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... 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. Lynestrenol Lynestrenol has been used in trials studying the basic science of Transsexualism and Gender Dysphoria. Chlormadinone Not Annotated Norgestrienone Not Annotated Norethindrone enanthate Not Annotated Algestone acetophenide Not Annotated Chlormadinone acetate Not Annotated
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