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In the US, Norgestrel (ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel systemic) is a member of the drug class progestins and is used to treat Birth Control.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Hormonal contraceptive for systemic use

Chemical Name

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

Foreign Names

  • Norgestrelum (Latin)
  • Norgestrel (German)
  • Norgestrel (French)
  • Norgestrel (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Norgestrel (OS: DCIT, DCF, USAN, JAN, BAN)
  • Wy 3707 (Wyeth) (IS)
  • Norgestrel (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Norgestrelum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Anfertil [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Wyeth Pharma, Brazil
  • Compound Norgestrel - Double-Crane Pharm [+ Quinestrol]
    CR Double-Crane, China
  • Cryselle [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Barr, United States
  • Cyclacur [+ Estradiol]
    Bayer, Greece; Bayer Hellas Abee, Cyprus; Bayer Schweiz, Switzerland
  • Cyclo Progynova [+ Estradiol]
    Scherring, Egypt
  • Cyclocur [+ Estradiol]
    Bayer, Belgium; Bayer, Luxembourg
  • Cyclo-Progynova [+ Estradiol]
    Bayer, Poland; Bayer, Turkey; Bayer Healthcare, Indonesia; Bayer Pharma, Macedonia; Bayer Schering, Lithuania; Bayer Schering Pharma, Russian Federation; Bayer Thai Co Ltd, Thailand; Bayer Weimar, Serbia; Bayer-Schering, Romania; Meda Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Bayer South East Asia, Vietnam
  • Elinest [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Northstar, United States
  • Low-Ogestrel 28 [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Mayne Pharma, United States
  • Manodiol [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    March Pharma, Thailand
  • Microdiol [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Kimia Farma, Indonesia
  • Norfem [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Unicure, Philippines
  • Norgestrel - Zizhu Pharm
    Zizhu, China
  • Ogestrel [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Watson Pharmaceutical, United States
  • Ovral [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Pfizer, Mexico; Pharmacare, South Africa; Wyeth, Kuwait; Wyeth, Venezuela
  • Ovral-G [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    Wyeth, India
  • Planovar [+ Ethinylestradiol]
    ASKA Seiyaku Asuka, Japan
  • Postinor
    Libra, Paraguay
  • Postoval [+ Estradiol]
    Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Prempak [+ Estrogens]
    Wyeth, Kuwait
  • Prempak C [+ Estrogens]
    Wyeth, Egypt
  • Prempak-C [+ Estrogens]
    Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Malta
  • Progyluton [+ Estradiol]
    Bayer, Chile; Bayer, Ecuador; Bayer, Portugal; Bayer, Uruguay; Bayer de México, Mexico; Bayer Health Care, Malaysia; Bayer HealthCare, Singapore; Bayer Hispania, Spain; Bayer Israel Ltd, Israel; Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Kuwait; Bayer Schering, Taiwan; BHC-Bayer, Colombia; BSP Bayer Schering Pharma, Paraguay; Schering, Oman
  • Segura [+ Ethinylestradiol, + Ferrous Fumarate]
    PSI Paraguay, Paraguay


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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