# Contraceptives/Oral/Synthetic

Dienogest

Also known as , M 18575, MJR-35, STS 557, ZK 37659 An orally-active, semisynthetic, fourth generation, nonethinylated progestogen with antiproliferative, antiandrogenic, anti-inflammatory and antiangiogenic activities that is used in hormone therapy and as a female...
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Mifepristone

Also known as Corlux, Korlym, Mifegyne, Mifeprex, Mifepriston, Mifepristona, Mifepristonum, Mifépristone, RU 486, RU-38486, RU-486, RU486 A derivative of the synthetic progestin norethindrone with antiprogesterone activity. Mifepristone competitively binds to the...
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Desogestrel

Also known as Cerazette, Desogestrelum A synthetic progestogen structurally related to levonorgestrel, with progesterone hormone receptor agonistic activity, used as a contraceptive and hormone replacement agent. Upon administration, desogestrel binds intracellular...
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Drospirenone

Also known as 1,2-Dihydrospirorenone, DRSP, Dehydrospirorenone, Drospirenona, Drospirenonum A synthetic spironolactone analogue and progestin with progestational and anti-mineralocorticoid activity. Drospirenone binds to the progesterone receptor, the resulting...
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Norethynodrel

Can I take Norethynodrel while breastfeeding? Norethynodrel is only available in the United States in combination oral contraceptive products. Based on the available evidence, expert opinion holds that nonhormonal methods are preferred during breastfeeding and...
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