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In the US, Norgestrel (ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel systemic) is a member of the drug class progestins.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Hormonal contraceptive for systemic use


Chemical Name

18,19-Dinorpregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one, 13-ethyl-17-hydroxy-, (17α)-(±)-

Foreign Names

  • Norgestrelum (Latin)
  • Norgestrel (German)
  • Norgestrel (French)
  • Norgestrel (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Norgestrel (OS: DCIT, DCF, USAN, JAN, BAN)
  • Wy 3707 (IS: Wyeth)
  • Norgestrel (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Norgestrelum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Anfertil (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth, Brazil
  • Compound Norgestrel - Double-Crane Pharm (Norgestrel and Quinestrol)
    Double-Crane, China
  • Cryselle (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Duramed, United States
  • Cyclacur (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Bayer, Switzerland; Bayer, Greece
  • Cyclocur (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Bayer, Belgium; Bayer, Netherlands; Bayer Animal Health, Luxembourg
  • Cyclo-Progynova (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Bayer, Turkey; Bayer Schering, Bulgaria; Bayer Schering, Indonesia; Bayer Schering, Lithuania; Bayer Schering, Poland; Bayer Schering, Slovenia; Bayer Schering Pharma, Russian Federation; Bayer Schering Pharma Oy, Thailand; Bayer-Schering, Romania; Meda, United Kingdom; Schering, Serbia
  • Duofem (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth International, Ethiopia
  • Duoluton (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Bayer Yakuhin, Japan
  • Elinest (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Novast, United States
  • Eugynon (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Schering, Ethiopia
  • Evra (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen-Cilag, Greece
  • Lo/Ovral-28 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth, United States
  • Low-Ogestrel-21 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Watson, United States
  • Low-Ogestrel-28 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Watson, United States
  • Microdiol (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Kimia Farma, Indonesia
  • Norgestrel - Zizhu Pharm
    Zizhu, China
  • Ogestrel 28 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Watson, United States
  • Ovral 21 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth, Venezuela
  • Ovral (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa; Wyeth, Peru; Wyeth International, Ethiopia
  • Ovral 21 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Pfizer, Canada
  • Ovral-G (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth, India
  • Planovar (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth KK, Japan
  • Postoval (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Prempak-C (Norgestrel and Estrogens, conjugated)
    Pfizer, United Kingdom; Wyeth, Ireland; Wyeth, Malta; Wyeth, Oman
  • Progyluton (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Bayer, Chile; Bayer, Colombia; Bayer, Ecuador; Bayer, Spain; Bayer, Mexico; Bayer, Peru; Bayer Schering, Israel; Bayer Schering, Malta; Bayer Schering, Malaysia; Bayer Schering, Singapore; Bayer Schering, Taiwan; Schering, Oman; Schering-Plough, Portugal
  • Stédiril (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Codepharma, France

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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