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Progestins

What are Progestins?

Progestins are synthetic steroid hormones that activate the progesterone receptor in a similar way to progesterone but each individual progestin has its own distinctive effect.

The progestins 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. Progestins can also act to decrease levels of some hormones so can be used to treat hormonally sensitive cancers, for transgender hormone suppression and for precocious puberty.

List of Progestins:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Option 2
generic name: levonorgestrel
1 review
   
10
Plan B (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
993 reviews
   
8.7
Plan B One-Step (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
675 reviews
   
8.7
Megace ES (Pro)
generic name: megestrol
8 reviews
   
8.4
Fallback Solo
generic name: levonorgestrel
1 review
   
8.0
Next Choice (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
45 reviews
   
7.9
Prometrium (Pro)
generic name: progesterone
23 reviews
   
7.8
Megace (Pro)
generic name: megestrol
11 reviews
   
7.7
Opcicon One-Step
generic name: levonorgestrel
4 reviews
   
7.7
Next Choice One Dose
generic name: levonorgestrel
41 reviews
   
7.6
Kyleena (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
689 reviews
   
7.5
Jencycla (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
8 reviews
   
7.2
Skyla (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,303 reviews
   
7.1
Makena (Pro)
generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
73 reviews
   
6.9
Heather
generic name: norethindrone
10 reviews
   
6.8
Aftera
generic name: levonorgestrel
118 reviews
   
6.7
Mirena (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,915 reviews
   
6.5
Norlyda
generic name: norethindrone
3 reviews
   
6.5
My Way (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
34 reviews
   
6.3
Take Action
generic name: levonorgestrel
49 reviews
   
6.2
Implanon (Pro)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,625 reviews
   
6.1
Provera (Pro)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
130 reviews
   
6.1
Liletta (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
412 reviews
   
6.0
Ortho Micronor (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
93 reviews
   
6.0
Lyza (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
87 reviews
   
5.5
Nexplanon (Pro)
generic name: etonogestrel
3,638 reviews
   
5.5
Aygestin (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
6 reviews
   
5.4
Jolivette (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
99 reviews
   
5.1
Sharobel (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
24 reviews
   
5.1
Nora-Be (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
108 reviews
   
5.0
Deblitane (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
3 reviews
   
4.7
Depo-Provera (Pro)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
1,349 reviews
   
4.6
Depo-Provera Contraceptive
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
10 reviews
   
4.5
Errin (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
58 reviews
   
4.5
EContra EZ
generic name: levonorgestrel
7 reviews
   
4.2
Camila (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
61 reviews
   
4.1
Crinone
generic name: progesterone
1 review
   
4.0
depo-subQ provera 104 (Pro)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
3 reviews
   
4.0
Nor-QD (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
EContra One-Step
generic name: levonorgestrel
0 reviewsAdd rating
Endometrin (Pro)
generic name: progesterone
0 reviewsAdd rating
First Progesterone MC10
generic name: progesterone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Incassia
generic name: norethindrone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Menopause Formula Progesterone
generic name: progesterone
0 reviewsAdd rating
My Choice
generic name: levonorgestrel
0 reviewsAdd rating
Norlyroc (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Prochieve
generic name: progesterone
0 reviewsAdd rating
React
generic name: levonorgestrel
0 reviewsAdd rating
Tulana
generic name: norethindrone
0 reviewsAdd rating

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