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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

Brand Names

  • Anovulatorios L.CH. [+ Mestranol]
    Laboratorio Chile, Chile
  • Dailyton
    Masa Lab, Thailand
  • Daphne
    Pond's Chemicals, Philippines
  • Endometril
    Schering-Plough, Indonesia
  • Exlutena
    MSD, Sweden
  • Exluton
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Chile; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mexico; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Philippines; MSD, Myanmar; MSD, Thailand; MSD Argentina, Argentina; Organon, Egypt; Organon, Kuwait; Organon, Netherlands; Organon, Venezuela; Schering-Plough, Ecuador; Schering-Plough, Indonesia
  • Linosun
    Laboratorios Silesia, Chile; Silesia, Paraguay; Silesia, Uruguay
  • Lynes [+ Ethinyloestradiol]
    Nuvista Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Normalac
    Gynopharm, Chile; Recalcine, Paraguay; Vivax, Venezuela
  • Orgametril
    Aspen Notre Dame de Bondeville, Serbia; Dr. Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Frosst SA, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Romania; MSD, Finland; MSD Belgium, Belgium; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; N.V. Organon, Bulgaria; N.V. Organon, Lebanon; N.V. Organon, Macedonia; Organon, Austria; Organon, Czech Republic; Organon, Kuwait; Organon, Netherlands; Organon, Oman; Organon, Poland; Schering-Plough, Taiwan
  • Orgametril 5mg
    MSD Belgium, Luxembourg
  • Regumen [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Renata, Bangladesh


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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