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A progestin, C22H30O, used in combination with estrogen in oral contraceptives.

[Probably deso(xy)-, variant of deoxy- + (nor)gestrel.]


n desogestrel m
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7 1478 LOW DOSE PROGESTERONE ORAL PILL - Each Tab To contain: Desogestrel 75mcg
Some studies also suggest that the progestin hormones drospirenone and desogestrel may also increase the blood's ability to clot.
Drospirenone was rated as most beneficial for acne, followed by norgestimate and desogestrel, then levonorgestrel and norethindrone.
She is currently using an oral contraceptive containing desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol for contraception and is inquiring about a refill for the coming year.
The OEPs with drospirenone, norgestimate, desogestrel, or norethindrone acetate may be optimal choices for the treatment of acne caused by PCOS.
Glucose metabolism and insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome during therapy with oral contraceptives containing cyproterone acetate or desogestrel.
Our second missing family planning essential is desogestrel 75 [micro]g (Cerazette), a progestin-only contraceptive pill (POP).
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.
That ruling is at odds with a study by the University of Nottingham just published in the British Medical Journal, which found that pills containing one of the newer types of progestogen hormone (drospirenone, desogestrel, gestodene, and cyproterone) are associated with an increased risk of VTE (venous thromboembolism) compared to pills containing older progestogens.
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.
Serfaty D, Vree ML, A comparison of the cycle control and tolerability of two ultra-low-dose oral contraceptives containing 20 micrograms ethinylestradiol and either 150 micrograms desogestrel or 75 micrograms gestodene.
Progestin implants: Implanon and Nexplanon (Merck) are both implants containing the active metabolite of desogestrel, a progestin.