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Medications for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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

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

Medications 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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
medroxyprogesterone X N 559 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 X N X 89 reviews
4.0

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

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

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
megestrol X N 20 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 / levonorgestrel Off Label X N X 150 reviews
4.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

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

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone X N X 121 reviews
5.0

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

 
ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate X N X 208 reviews
4.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

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

 
desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol Off Label X N X 6 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

 
levonorgestrel X N X 381 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 X N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Brand names:  Premarin, Premarin Intravenous, Enjuvia

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
mestranol / norethindrone X N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: mestranol / norethindrone systemic

Brand names:  Necon 1 / 50, Norinyl 1+50

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel Off Label X N X 5 reviews
3.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Off Label: Yes

 
ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel Off Label X N X 24 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel systemic

Brand names:  Cryselle, Low-Ogestrel-21, Elinest, Ogestrel, Ogestrel-28

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
ergonovine N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ergonovine systemic

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol X N X 1 review
3.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol systemic

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

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 

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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 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 Schedule
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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