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Dr. Ronald Burkman
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Norgestrel (Overview)

Norgestrel is a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, and is used in different birth control methods, including birth control pills, the hormone iud, emergency contraception.


Dr. Ronald Burkman
28 doctors shared insights

Norgestrel (Overview)

Norgestrel is a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, and is used in different birth control methods, including birth control pills, the hormone iud, emergency contraception.


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Am taking(ovral*g)Rx Norgestrel&Ethinyloestradiol for gynaecological use.it is 3months course .is it ok if i will take it for 1month?

Take as prescribed: Talk to your doctor about why it was prescribed for 3 months and what will happen if you only take it for 1 month. Don't stop the medication without consulting your doctor first. ...Read more

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Regarding birth control: are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

Regarding birth control:  are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

No and yes: Levonorgestrel and dextronorgestrel are equal components of norgestrol. Levonorgestrel is the active form the dextronorgestrel is inactive as far as the human body is concerned. So while you might think double the dose of norgestrol would be equal to a single dose of levonorgestrel, many products just list the amount of norgestrol in terms of the amount of the active (levonorgestrel) component. ...Read more

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Considering birth control pills: are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

Considering birth control pills:  are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

Levonrogestrel: No, they are not. Norgestrel contains both levo and dextro norgestrel so they are not equivalent. ...Read more

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Is norgestrel in my birth control pill bad for my hair?

Is norgestrel in my birth control pill bad for my hair?

Hypersensitivity: Some women are very sensitive to Progesterone of any type. They may experience hair thinning and acne. Sometimes depression. The anyway to tell is by taking the medication. Fortunately these are all reversible. ...Read more

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How ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pills works?

How ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pills works?

Prevent egg release: Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and all birth control pills contain hormones that prevent ovulation (release of egg by your ovary). They also cause the mucous in your cervix (the opening to uterus or womb) thicker which make it hard for sperm to enter. It thins the lining of the uterus which makes it an unpleasant environment for a fertilized egg. ...Read more

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How many women in us took ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

How many women in us took ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

Millions!: As an on-patent medication for contraception or period regulation, nearly two million +, according to the fda! the medication is off patent and generic. No data here, but I am sure millions have taken the generic! ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Ovrette (Definition)

Ovrette is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more