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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 Names

(+)-13-Etyl-17-hydroxy-18,19-dinor-17α-pregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one oxime acetate (ester) (WHO)

(+)-17-(Acetyloxy)-13-etyl-17α-etynylgon-4-en-3-one oxime

(+)-Eβigsäure-(13-etyl-17-hydroxy-18,19-dinor-17α-pregn-4-en-20-in-3-onoxim)-20-ylester (IUPAC)

(17α)-17-(Acetyloxy)-13-etyl-18,19-dinorpregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one 3-oxime

13beta-Etyl-3-hydroxyimino-18,19-dinor-17α-pregn-4-en-20-yn-17beta-yl acetate (BAN)

17α-acetoxy-13-etyl-17-etynylgon-4-en-3-one oxime

18,19-Dinor-17-pregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one, 17-(acetyloxy)13-etyl-, oxime (17α)-(+)- (USAN)

18,19-Dinorpregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one, 17-(acetyloxy)-13-etyl-, 3-oxime, (17α)-

Foreign Names

  • Norgestimatum (Latin)
  • Norgestimat (German)
  • Norgestimate (French)
  • Norgestimato (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Norgestimate (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN)
  • D 138 (Ortho) (IS)
  • Dexnorgestrel Acetime (IS)
  • ORF-10131 (IS)
  • RWJ-10131 (IS)
  • Norgestimate (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Norgestimatum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Amicette [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Aristo Pharma, Germany
  • Amorest 28 [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Campus Pharma, Sweden
  • Cilest [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Janssen, Denmark; Janssen, Finland; Janssen, Ireland; Janssen, Sweden; Janssen Cilag, Paraguay; Janssen-Cilag, Bangladesh; Janssen-Cilag, Egypt; Janssen-Cilag, United Kingdom; Janssen-Cilag, Kuwait; Janssen-Cilag, Mexico; Janssen-Cilag, Netherlands; Janssen-Cilag, Oman; Janssen-Cilag, Poland; Janssen-Cilag, Uruguay; Janssen-Cilag International, Cyprus; Johnson & Johnson, Lithuania; Lex ano, Lithuania; Limedika, Lithuania; Medcor Pharmaceuticals, Netherlands
  • Cilest 28 [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Janssen, Sweden
  • Cilique [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Consilient Health, United Kingdom
  • Cyclen [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Janssen, Canada
  • Edelsin [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Effik, Spain
  • Emoloza [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Lupin, United Kingdom
  • Estarylla [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Sandoz, United States
  • Estradiol and Norgestimate [+ Estradiol]
    Barr, United States
  • Mactex [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Recalcine, Paraguay
  • Menyan [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    AVMC, Czech Republic
  • Mili [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Aurobindo Pharma USA, United States
  • Mono-Linyah [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Novast, United States
  • Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Amneal Pharmaceuticals, United States; Glenmark Generics, United States; Lupin, United States; Mylan, United States; Watson Pharmaceutical, United States
  • Norgestimate/Ethinylestradiol Famycare [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Polpharma, Poland
  • Orlon [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Gynopharm, Chile
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Janssen Pharma, United States
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Janssen Pharma, United States
  • Ortrel [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Janssen, Venezuela
  • Previfem [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Vintage, United States
  • Sprintec [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Barr, United States
  • Tri Lo [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Barr, United States
  • Triafemi [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Effik, France
  • TriCilest [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Janssen, South Africa
  • Tricira Lo [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Apotex, Canada
  • Tri-Cyclen [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Janssen, Canada
  • Tri-Cyclen LO [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Janssen, Canada
  • Tridette [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Gador, Paraguay; Gador, Uruguay
  • Tri-Estarylla [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Labs Leon Farma, United States
  • Tri-Linyah [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Novast, United States
  • Tri-Mili [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Aurobindo Pharma USA, United States
  • Tri-Previfem [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Vintage, United States
  • Tri-Sprintec [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Barr, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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