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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Hormonal contraceptive for systemic use

Chemical Name

19-Norpregn-4-en-20-yn-17-ol, (17α)-

Foreign Names

  • Lynestrenolum (Latin)
  • Lynestrenol (German)
  • Lynestrénol (French)
  • Linestrenol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Linestrenolo (OS: DCIT)
  • Lynestrenol (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Lynestrénol (OS: DCF)
  • Lynoestrenol (IS)
  • Lynestrenol (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Lynestrénol (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Lynestrenolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Anacyclin (Lynestrenol and Ethinylestradiol)
    Novartis, Brazil
  • Anovulatorios L.CH. (Lynestrenol and Mestranol)
    Chile, Chile
  • Daphne
    Pond's Chemicals, Philippines
  • Endometril
    Schering-Plough, Indonesia
  • Exlutena
    MSD, Sweden
  • Exluton
    MSD, Peru; MSD, Thailand; Organon, Brazil; Organon, Netherlands; Organon, Oman; Organon, Philippines; Organon, Venezuela; Schering-Plough, Argentina; Schering-Plough, Chile; Schering-Plough, Ecuador; Schering-Plough, Indonesia
  • Linosun
    ABL Pharma, Peru; Silesia, Chile
  • Ministat (Lynestrenol and Ethinylestradiol)
    Organon, Netherlands
  • Normalac
    Gynopharm, Chile
  • Orgametril
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Belgium; MSD, Finland; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; N.V. Organon, Lebanon; Organon, Austria; Organon, Bulgaria; Organon, Czech Republic; Organon, Spain; Organon, Netherlands; Organon, Oman; Organon, Poland; Organon, Romania; Organon, Serbia; Organon, Slovenia; Schering-Plough, Taiwan
  • Regumen (Lynestrenol and Ethinylestradiol)
    Renata, Bangladesh

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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