Progestins

A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Progestins are a group of naturally occurring or synthetic steroid hormones. The naturally occurring progestin is progesterone, which is secreted by the corpus luteum of the ovary, the placenta and also (in small amounts) by the adrenal cortex and testes. It prepares the inner lining of the uterus for pregnancy, and if pregnancy occurs it maintains the uterus through the pregnancy and prevents ovulation by the ovaries during pregnancy.

Mainly synthetic progestins are used in drug therapy. They are used to treat amenorrhea, premenstrual tension and abnormal uterine bleeding.

As they prevent ovulation, progestins are a major constituent of oral contraceptives and other forms of contraception.

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depo-subQ provera 104 (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
1 review
   
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10
Makena (Pro, More...)
generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
3 reviews
   
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10
My Way (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
2 reviews
   
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10
Plan B (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
143 reviews
   
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9.5
Plan B One-Step (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
127 reviews
   
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9.5
Next Choice (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
22 reviews
   
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8.7
Skyla (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
12 reviews
   
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8.6
Megace ES (Pro, More...)
generic name: megestrol
4 reviews
   
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8.3
Megace (Pro, More...)
generic name: megestrol
9 reviews
   
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8.0
Prometrium (Pro, More...)
generic name: progesterone
16 reviews
   
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7.9
Mirena (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
872 reviews
   
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7.4
Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
32 reviews
   
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7.3
Nexplanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
467 reviews
   
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7.2
Implanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,021 reviews
   
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6.8
Lyza (More...)
generic name: norethindrone
6 reviews
   
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6.7
Nora-Be (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
17 reviews
   
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6.7
Ortho Micronor (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
26 reviews
   
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6.7
Depo-Provera Contraceptive (More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
4 reviews
   
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6.5
Aygestin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
3 reviews
   
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6.4
Camila (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
6 reviews
   
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6.3
Depo-Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
348 reviews
   
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6.3
Errin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
12 reviews
   
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5.7
Jolivette (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
31 reviews
   
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5.3
Nor-QD (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
1 review
   
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4.0
Endometrin (Pro, More...)
generic name: progesterone
0 reviews
   
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0.0
First Progesterone MC5 (More...)
generic name: progesterone
0 reviews
   
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0.0
First Progesterone MC10 (More...)
generic name: progesterone
0 reviews
   
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0.0
Hylutin (More...)
generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
0 reviews
   
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0.0
Jencycla (More...)
generic name: norethindrone
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0.0
Menopause Formula Progesterone (More...)
generic name: progesterone
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0.0
Norplant System (More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
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0.0
Prodrox (More...)
generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
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0.0
Progest (More...)
generic name: progesterone
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0.0
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