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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
Plan B (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
1,457 reviews
8.5
Megace ES (Pro)
Generic name: megestrol
8 reviews
8.4
Megace (Pro)
Generic name: megestrol
11 reviews
7.7
Prometrium (Pro)
Generic name: progesterone
30 reviews
7.5
Crinone
Generic name: progesterone
2 reviews
7.0
Skyla (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
1,475 reviews
7.0
Kyleena (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
1,345 reviews
6.8
Makena (Pro)
Generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
139 reviews
6.8
Mirena (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
2,316 reviews
6.2
Implanon (Pro)
Generic name: etonogestrel
1,664 reviews
6.1
Ortho Micronor (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
116 reviews
6.0
Aygestin (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
9 reviews
5.9
Norlyda
Generic name: norethindrone
14 reviews
5.9
Provera (Pro)
Generic name: medroxyprogesterone
211 reviews
5.9
Tulana
Generic name: norethindrone
10 reviews
5.9
Liletta (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
543 reviews
5.7
Lyza (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
92 reviews
5.6
Sharobel (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
37 reviews
5.6
Slynd (Pro)
Generic name: drospirenone
61 reviews
5.4
Nexplanon (Pro)
Generic name: etonogestrel
4,434 reviews
5.2
Jolivette (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
109 reviews
5.1
Errin (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
136 reviews
5.0
Deblitane (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
4 reviews
4.8
Heather (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
43 reviews
4.8
Jencycla (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
31 reviews
4.8
Nora-Be (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
135 reviews
4.7
Depo-Provera (Pro)
Generic name: medroxyprogesterone
1,747 reviews
4.4
depo-subQ provera 104 (Pro)
Generic name: medroxyprogesterone
19 reviews
4.4
Camila (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
108 reviews
4.2
Nor-QD (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
1 review
4.0
Norlyroc (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
1 review
1.0
Endometrin (Pro)
Generic name: progesterone
0 reviewsAdd rating
First Progesterone MC10
Generic name: progesterone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Incassia
Generic name: norethindrone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Lyleq
Generic name: norethindrone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Menopause Formula Progesterone
Generic name: progesterone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Prochieve
Generic name: progesterone
0 reviewsAdd 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).

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