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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
1,054 reviews
   
8.7
Plan B One-Step (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
688 reviews
   
8.6
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
46 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
859 reviews
   
7.2
Norlyda
generic name: norethindrone
7 reviews
   
7.2
Skyla (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,361 reviews
   
7.1
Crinone
generic name: progesterone
2 reviews
   
7.0
Makena (Pro)
generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
91 reviews
   
6.9
Aftera
generic name: levonorgestrel
141 reviews
   
6.7
Mirena (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,964 reviews
   
6.5
My Way (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
34 reviews
   
6.3
Take Action
generic name: levonorgestrel
70 reviews
   
6.2
Implanon (Pro)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,631 reviews
   
6.1
Liletta (Pro)
generic name: levonorgestrel
424 reviews
   
6.0
Provera (Pro)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
136 reviews
   
6.0
Ortho Micronor (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
94 reviews
   
5.9
Jencycla (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
11 reviews
   
5.8
Lyza (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
88 reviews
   
5.5
Sharobel (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
28 reviews
   
5.5
Aygestin (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
6 reviews
   
5.4
Nexplanon (Pro)
generic name: etonogestrel
3,842 reviews
   
5.4
Heather
generic name: norethindrone
17 reviews
   
5.2
Jolivette (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
100 reviews
   
5.1
Nora-Be (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
111 reviews
   
4.9
Deblitane (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
3 reviews
   
4.7
EContra EZ
generic name: levonorgestrel
8 reviews
   
4.7
Depo-Provera (Pro)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
1,379 reviews
   
4.6
Errin (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
62 reviews
   
4.6
Depo-Provera Contraceptive
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
10 reviews
   
4.5
Camila (Pro)
generic name: norethindrone
68 reviews
   
4.3
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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