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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 2016, 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)
    Laboratorio Chile, Chile
  • Daphne
    Pond's Chemicals, Philippines
  • Endometril
    Schering-Plough, Indonesia
  • Exlutena
    MSD, Sweden
  • Exluton
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Chile; MSD, Myanmar; MSD, Peru; MSD, Thailand; Organon, Brazil; Organon, Egypt; Organon, Netherlands; Organon, Oman; Organon, Philippines; Organon, Venezuela; Schering-Plough, Argentina; Schering-Plough, Ecuador; Schering-Plough, Indonesia
  • Linosun
    ABL Pharma, Peru; Laboratorios Silesia, Chile
  • Ministat (Lynestrenol and Ethinylestradiol)
    Organon, Netherlands
  • Normalac
    Gynopharm, Chile
  • Orgametril
    Fisher Farma, Netherlands; MSD, Finland; MSD Belgium, Belgium; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; N.V. Organon, Lebanon; Organon, Austria; Organon, Bulgaria; Organon, Czech Republic; Organon, Netherlands; Organon, Oman; Organon, Poland; Organon, Romania; Organon, Serbia; Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Spain; Schering-Plough, Taiwan
  • Regumen (Lynestrenol and 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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