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Progestins

What are Progestins

Progestins are a group of naturally occurring or synthetic steroid hormones. The naturally occurring progestin is progesterone, which is secreted by the corpus luteum of the ovary, the placenta and also (in small amounts) by the adrenal cortex and testes. It prepares the inner lining of the uterus for pregnancy, and if pregnancy occurs it maintains the uterus through the pregnancy and prevents ovulation by the ovaries during pregnancy. Mainly synthetic progestins are used in drug therapy. They 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.

A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Progestins are a group of naturally occurring or synthetic steroid hormones. The naturally occurring progestin is progesterone, which is secreted by the corpus luteum of the ovary, the placenta and also (in small amounts) by the adrenal cortex and testes. It prepares the inner lining of the uterus for pregnancy, and if pregnancy occurs it maintains the uterus through the pregnancy and prevents ovulation by the ovaries during pregnancy.

Mainly synthetic progestins are used in drug therapy. They 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.

List of Progestins:

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Plan B (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
659 reviews
   
8.8
Megace ES (Pro, More...)
generic name: megestrol
7 reviews
   
8.7
Plan B One-Step (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
502 reviews
   
8.7
Next Choice (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
35 reviews
   
8.4
My Way (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
18 reviews
   
8.3
Prometrium (Pro, More...)
generic name: progesterone
20 reviews
   
8.0
Megace (Pro, More...)
generic name: megestrol
11 reviews
   
7.7
Makena (Pro, More...)
generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
23 reviews
   
7.6
Skyla (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
848 reviews
   
7.2
Aygestin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
4 reviews
   
6.8
Mirena (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,550 reviews
   
6.8
Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
89 reviews
   
6.6
Ortho Micronor (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
76 reviews
   
6.3
Implanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,489 reviews
   
6.2
Lyza (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
42 reviews
   
6.2
Nexplanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
2,374 reviews
   
5.9
Liletta (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
110 reviews
   
5.8
Jencycla (More...)
generic name: norethindrone
4 reviews
   
5.7
depo-subQ provera 104 (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
2 reviews
   
5.5
Jolivette (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
71 reviews
   
5.3
Nora-Be (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
73 reviews
   
5.0
Camila (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
24 reviews
   
4.9
Depo-Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
1,047 reviews
   
4.9
Errin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
34 reviews
   
4.9
Depo-Provera Contraceptive (More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
7 reviews
   
4.8
Crinone (More...)
generic name: progesterone
1 review
   
4.0
Nor-QD (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
Endometrin (Pro, More...)
generic name: progesterone
0 reviews
   
0.0
First Progesterone MC10 (More...)
generic name: progesterone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Hylutin (More...)
generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Menopause Formula Progesterone (More...)
generic name: progesterone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Prochieve (More...)
generic name: progesterone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Prodrox (More...)
generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
0 reviews
   
0.0
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