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A progestin, C24H30O3, that is an analog of spironolactone and is used in combination with estrogen in oral contraceptives and in hormone replacement therapy.

[(hy)dro- + spi(ro)-, prefix for an organic compound containing two rings sharing a single atom (from Latin spīra, coil; see spire2) + anthrenone, one of its constituents (anthr(ac)en(e) + -one).]


n drospirenona
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Some studies also suggest that the progestin hormones drospirenone and desogestrel may also increase the blood's ability to clot.
Mithra is currently conducting two Phase III trials of Estelle, its combined oral contraceptive (COC) candidate composed of 15mg Estetrol (E4) and 3mg Drospirenone (DRSP), taking place in Europe/Russia and in the US/Canada.
Drospirenone was rated as most beneficial for acne, followed by norgestimate and desogestrel, then levonorgestrel and norethindrone.
In 2012, the European Medicines Agency warned that COCs containing drospirenone were associated with a higher risk of VTE than other preparations, despite similar estrogen content.
I have been using Beyaz and Yaz for several years in my PCOS patients for the lower androgenic activity of the drospirenone based on the same assumption and its similarity to spironolactone.
Of the combined oral contraceptives, those on the OCs containing drospirenone performed best, he said.
A newer pro gestin, drospirenone, is a 17 alpha-spironolactone derivative that produces antiandrogenic activity.
This study aimed to compare the different effects of drospirenone (DRP)-containing COCs with cyproterone acetate (CPA)-containing COCs, combined with metformin and lifestyle modifications in women with PCOS and metabolic disorders.
In drospirenone containing pills, this effect is less expressed [42].
this month rolled out drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol tablets (3 mg/0.
Women exposed to drospirenone, gestodene, cyproterone, and desogestrel within the last 28 days had around a four times increased risk of venous thromboembolism," the investigators found.
Pills containing one of the newer types of progestogen hormone - such as drospirenone, desogestrel, gestodene, and cyproterone - are associated with an increased risk of VTE than pills containing older progestogens such as levonorgestrel and norethisterone, it was found.