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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 Avg. Rating Reviews
Nexplanon (Pro)
Generic name: etonogestrel
5.1
4,713 reviews
Mirena (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
6.1
2,494 reviews
Depo-Provera (Pro)
Generic name: medroxyprogesterone
4.3
1,919 reviews
Plan B (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
8.6
1,827 reviews
Implanon (Pro)
Generic name: etonogestrel
6.1
1,674 reviews
Kyleena (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
6.6
1,539 reviews
Skyla (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
6.9
1,515 reviews
Liletta (Pro)
Generic name: levonorgestrel
5.6
603 reviews
Provera (Pro)
Generic name: medroxyprogesterone
5.9
271 reviews
Slynd (Pro)
Generic name: drospirenone
5.0
203 reviews
Errin (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
5.1
168 reviews
Nora-Be (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
4.4
150 reviews
Makena (Pro)
Generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
6.8
148 reviews
Ortho Micronor (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
6.0
124 reviews
Camila (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
4.3
113 reviews
Jolivette (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
5.1
111 reviews
Lyza (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
5.5
93 reviews
Heather (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
4.4
62 reviews
Jencycla (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
4.5
49 reviews
Sharobel (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
5.8
42 reviews
Prometrium (Pro)
Generic name: progesterone
7.5
31 reviews
Norlyda
Generic name: norethindrone
5.7
25 reviews
depo-subQ provera 104 (Pro)
Generic name: medroxyprogesterone
4.4
19 reviews
Tulana
Generic name: norethindrone
5.5
11 reviews
Megace (Pro)
Generic name: megestrol
7.7
11 reviews
Aygestin (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
5.9
10 reviews
Megace ES (Pro)
Generic name: megestrol
8.5
9 reviews
Deblitane (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
4.0
5 reviews
Incassia
Generic name: norethindrone
4.5
2 reviews
Crinone
Generic name: progesterone
7.0
2 reviews
Norlyroc (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
1.0
1 review
Nor-QD (Pro)
Generic name: norethindrone
4.0
1 review
Prochieve
Generic name: progesterone
No reviews
Menopause Formula Progesterone
Generic name: progesterone
No reviews
Lyleq
Generic name: norethindrone
No reviews
First Progesterone MC10
Generic name: progesterone
No reviews
Endometrin (Pro)
Generic name: progesterone
No reviews
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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