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Medications for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Other names: Bleeding, dysfunctional uterine; DUB; Dysfunctional uterine bleeding

In many women, a hormone imbalance causes bleeding. These women may have too much estrogen or not enough progesterone. Polyps or fibroids (small and large growths) in the uterus can also cause bleeding. Cancer of the uterus and infection of the cervix are other causes of bleeding. Sometimes a thyroid problem causes bleeding.

These are just a few of the problems that can cause abnormal uterine bleeding. These problems can occur at any age. But the likely cause of abnormal uterine bleeding depends on your age.

Drugs used to treat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
medroxyprogesterone 3.1 941 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Brand names:  Provera, Depo-Provera, depo-subQ provera 104

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Mirena 4.9 558 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

norethindrone 4.2 230 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Brand names:  Aygestin, Camila, Jolivette, Nora-Be, Errin, Heather, Ortho Micronor, Deblitane, Jencycla, Norlyda, Sharobel, Incassia, Lyza, Norlyroc …show all

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Provera 5.1 126 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel Off-label 4.3 254 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Brand names:  Aviane, Seasonique, Jolessa, Lutera, Levora, Seasonale, Levlen, Orsythia, Portia, Amethia Lo, CamreseLo, Enpresse, Falmina, Kurvelo, Lessina, LoSeasonique, Myzilra, Sronyx, Trivora …show all

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Depo-Provera 2.8 764 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

megestrol 7.2 44 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: megestrol systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Sprintec 3.7 116 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

levonorgestrel 5.0 591 reviews
Rx/OTC X N X

Generic name: levonorgestrel systemic

Brand name:  Mirena

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Aygestin 5.3 4 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Aviane Off-label 5.9 22 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Premarin 3.7 4 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Camila 1.0 4 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Jolivette 2.3 5 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Nora-Be 4.7 30 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Seasonique Off-label 3.5 81 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Cryselle Off-label 3.7 20 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Errin 4.6 36 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Heather 3.7 7 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ortho Micronor 6.6 12 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

depo-subQ provera 104 1.0 3 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate 4.2 406 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Brand names:  Sprintec, Tri-Sprintec, Mono-Linyah, Previfem, Estarylla, Tri-Estarylla, Tri-Linyah, Tri-Lo-Marzia, Tri-Lo-Sprintec, Tri-Previfem …show all

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Deblitane Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol Off-label 6.1 8 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone 5.5 132 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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