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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.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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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 (IS: Wyeth)
  • Norgestrel (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Norgestrelum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Anfertil (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth, Brazil
  • Compound Norgestrel - Double-Crane Pharm (Norgestrel and Quinestrol)
    Double-Crane, China
  • Cryselle (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Barr, United States
  • Cyclacur (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Bayer, Greece; Bayer Hellas Abee, Cyprus; Bayer Schweiz, Switzerland
  • Cyclo Progynova (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Scherring, Egypt
  • Cyclocur (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Bayer, Belgium
  • Cyclo-Progynova (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Bayer, Poland; Bayer, Turkey; Bayer, Vietnam; Bayer Healthcare, Indonesia; Bayer Schering, Lithuania; Bayer Schering Pharma, Russian Federation; Bayer Thai Co Ltd, Thailand; Bayer-Schering, Romania; Meda Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Schering GmbH & CO. Produktions KG, Serbia
  • Elinest (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Northstar, United States
  • Lo/Ovral (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth, Inc., United States
  • Lo/Ovral-28 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth, Inc., United States
  • Low-Ogestrel 28 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Actavis, United States
  • Manodiol (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    March Pharma, Thailand
  • Microdiol (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Kimia Farma, Indonesia
  • Minicon
    Wyeth, Bangladesh
  • Norfem (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Unicure, Philippines
  • Norgestrel - Zizhu Pharm
    Zizhu, China
  • Ogestrel 0.5/50-28 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Actavis, United States
  • Ovral (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Pfizer, Peru; Pharmacare, South Africa; Wyeth, Inc., United States
  • Ovral 21 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Pfizer, Canada
  • Ovral-28 (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth, Inc., United States
  • Ovral-G (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Wyeth, India
  • Planovar (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    ASKA Seiyaku Asuka, Japan
  • Postoval (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Prempak C (Norgestrel and Estrogens)
    Wyeth, Egypt
  • Prempak-C (Norgestrel and Estrogens)
    Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, Malta; Wyeth, Oman
  • Progyluton (Norgestrel and Estradiol)
    Bayer, Chile; Bayer, Colombia; Bayer, Ecuador; Bayer, Spain; Bayer, Peru; Bayer, Portugal; Bayer de México, Mexico; Bayer Health Care, Malaysia; Bayer HealthCare, Singapore; Bayer Schering, Taiwan; Bayer Weimar GmbH, Israel; Schering, Oman
  • Stédiril (Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol)
    Pfizer, France


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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