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Medications for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Drugs associated with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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

What is Abnormal 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… Read more

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
medroxyprogesterone Rx X N 423 reviews
3.0

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Brand names:  Provera, Depo-Provera, Depo-Provera Contraceptive, 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

 
norethindrone Rx X N X 54 reviews
4.0

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Brand names:  Aygestin, Camila, Ortho Micronor, Jolivette, Errin, Nor-QD, Nora-Be, Deblitane, Jencycla, Lyza, Norlyroc, Sharobel

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel Off Label Rx X N X 116 reviews
4.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Brand names:  Aviane, Seasonique, Lutera, Seasonale, Levora, LoSeasonique, Orsythia, Jolessa, Levlen, Portia, Quasense, Amethia Lo, Enpresse, Trivora-28, CamreseLo, Chateal, Lessina, Triphasil, Falmina, Kurvelo, Levlite, Myzilra, Nordette, Preven EC, Sronyx, Triphasil-28, Trivora

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
megestrol Rx X N 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: megestrol systemic

Brand names:  Megace, Megace ES

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone Rx X N X 91 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Brand names:  Loestrin 24 Fe, Microgestin Fe 1 / 20, Necon 1 / 35, Gildess Fe 1 / 20, Microgestin 1.5 / 30, Microgestin 1 / 20, Loestrin 1 / 20, Nortrel 1 / 35, Ortho-Novum 1 / 35, Balziva, Brevicon, Estrostep Fe, Femcon Fe, femhrt, Gildess Fe 1.5 / 30, Junel 1 / 20, Loestrin 21 1.5 / 30, Loestrin Fe 1 / 20, Nortrel 7 / 7 / 7, Ovcon 35, Alyacen 1 / 35, Aranelle, Cyclafem 1 / 35, Cyclafem 7 / 7 / 7, Modicon, Alyacen 7 / 7 / 7, Briellyn, Gildagia, Jinteli, Junel 1.5 / 30, Leena, Necon 0.5 / 35, Necon 7 / 7 / 7, Ortho-Novum 7 / 7 / 7, Tilia Fe, Tri-Legest, Tri-Legest Fe, Tri-Norinyl, Wera, Wymzya Fe, Zenchent Fe, Zeosa

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol Off Label Rx X N X 5 reviews
6.0

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 / norgestimate Rx X N X 151 reviews
4.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Brand names:  Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, Sprintec, TriNessa, Mononessa, Tri-Sprintec, Ortho Cyclen, Previfem, Tri-Lo-Sprintec, Estarylla, Mono-Linyah, Tri-Estarylla, Tri-Linyah, Tri-Lo-Marzia, Tri-Previfem, TriNessa Lo

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
levonorgestrel Rx/OTC X N X 270 reviews
5.0

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

 
conjugated estrogens Rx X N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Brand names:  Premarin, Premarin Intravenous, Cenestin, Enjuvia

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel Off Label Rx X N X 20 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel systemic

Brand names:  Cryselle, Lo / Ovral-28, Lo / Ovral, Low-Ogestrel-21, Ogestrel, Ogestrel-28, Elinest

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
mestranol / norethindrone Rx X N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: mestranol / norethindrone systemic

Brand names:  Necon 1 / 50, Norinyl 1+50, Ortho-Novum 1 / 50

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel Off Label Rx X N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Off Label: Yes

 
ergonovine Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: ergonovine systemic

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol systemic

Brand names:  Zovia 1 / 50, Zovia 1 / 35, Demulen, Zovia, Kelnor 1 / 35

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Bleeding, dysfunctional uterine; DUB; Dysfunctional uterine bleeding

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