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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 (IS: Ortho)
  • Dexnorgestrel Acetime (IS)
  • ORF-10131 (IS)
  • RWJ-10131 (IS)
  • Norgestimate (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Norgestimatum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Amicette (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Aristo Pharma, Germany
  • Cilest (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen, Finland; Janssen, Hungary; Janssen, Ireland; Janssen, Sweden; Janssen, Thailand; Janssen Cilag, Argentina; Janssen Cilag, Netherlands; Janssen-Cilag, Bangladesh; Janssen-Cilag, Bulgaria; Janssen-Cilag, Czech Republic; Janssen-Cilag, Germany; Janssen-Cilag, Denmark; Janssen-Cilag, Egypt; Janssen-Cilag, United Kingdom; Janssen-Cilag, Malta; Janssen-Cilag, Oman; Janssen-Cilag, Poland; Janssen-Cilag, Vietnam; Janssen-Cilag International, Cyprus; Johnson & Johnson, Lithuania; Johnson&Johnson, Romania; Medicem, Malta; NeoFarma, Malta
  • Cilest 28 (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen, Sweden
  • Cyclen (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen, Canada
  • Edelsin (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Effik, Spain
  • Effiprev (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Effik, France
  • Estarylla (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Sandoz, United States
  • MonoNessa (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Actavis, United States
  • Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Glenmark (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Glenmark Generics, United States
  • Norgestimate/Ethinylestradiol Famycare (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Polpharma, Poland
  • Orlon (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Gynopharm, Chile
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen 28 (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen Pharma, United States
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen Pharma, United States
  • Ortho-Cyclen 28 (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen Pharma, United States
  • Pramino (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen-Cilag, Czech Republic; Janssen-Cilag, Germany
  • Prefest (Norgestimate and Estradiol)
    Janssen, Brazil; Teva Womens Health, United States
  • Previfem (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Qualitest, United States
  • Sprintec (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Barr, United States
  • Triafemi (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Effik, France
  • TriCilest (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen, South Africa
  • Tri-Cyclen (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen, Canada
  • Tri-Cyclen LO (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Janssen, Canada
  • Tridette (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Gador, Argentina
  • Tri-Estarylla (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Sandoz, United States
  • Tri-Linyah (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Northstar, United States
  • TriNessa (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Actavis, United States
  • Tri-Previfem (Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol)
    Qualitest, United States
  • Tri-Sprintec (Norgestimate and 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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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