LEVONORGESTREL

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LEVONORGESTREL (CAS 797-63-7) is a manufactured hormone included in a class of medications called progestins used in a number of birth control methods. Levonorgestrel is on the World Health Organization's “List of Essential Medicines.”

THERAPEUTIC INDICATION: HORMONE

  • Birth control. It is effective for long term prevention of pregnancy. In monophasic and triphasic formulations
  • Emergency birth control. It works by decreasing ovulation and closing off the cervix to prevent the passage of sperm. It is useful within 120 hours as emergency birth control
  • Hormone replacement therapy

MARKET INFORMATION

  • Originator: WYETH
  • Originator product: LOETTE® & OVOPLEX®
  • Originator: BAYER
  • Originator product: MICROGYNON®

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