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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

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Whether sex can be done while taking dose of ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 21 days?

Whether sex can be done while taking dose of ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 21 days?

Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel): Should not be an issue but many doctors don't feel comfortable with that. Please contact your primary doctor about this. If she/he says it is OK, go ahead. If not, don't take Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel). ...Read more

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What Is the absorption time of ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) L tablet?

What Is the absorption time of ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) L tablet?

2 hours: Within two hours of taking a birth control pill, it should be absorbed in your blood stream. However, it is important to know that if you have just started this medication it is not going to provide protection if it was only started two hours ago. ...Read more

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What to do if I have menorrhagia n m 14 so doc suggested to take norgestrel and ethinylestradiol tablets once in a day?

What to do if I have menorrhagia n m 14 so doc suggested to take norgestrel and ethinylestradiol tablets once in a day?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have been using ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 20 days. How long will the side effect last if I stop the medicine. ?

I have been using ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 20 days. How long will the side effect last if I stop the medicine. ?

Birth control: If you stop taking your birth control pills then you will trigger a menstrual cycle. The pills are out of your system in about 7 days and you will return to your usual baseline fertility. ...Read more

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Lo ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effects vs other pills?

Lo ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effects vs other pills?

Unlikely: Lo-ovral is a low dose birth control pill that has been around for a long time. It is a progestin dominant pill and like all pills in that category can be associated with some fluid retention, increased appetite and hair changes and lowers the good cholesterol. For the most part, it has been a well tolerated birth control pill choice. ...Read more

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What are the green pills in the lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pack?

What are the green pills in the lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pack?

Hormones: Birth control pills like Lo Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) have 21 pills containing the hormones that prevent ovulation and 7 different colored pills that are placebo to help keep you on schedule and trigger a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What are some of your side effects on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

What are some of your side effects on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

Pill side effect: Like any pill, the most important side effect is thrombo-embolism, or blood clot. Other side effects include headache, breast tenderness, irregular spotting, bloating, mood changes, etc. The progestin in Lo Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) is more androgenic that may induce complexion changes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have taken ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) l for long periods of time?

Is it ok to have taken ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) l for long periods of time?

Yes: Yes, as long as you don't smoke and don't have any serious heart or blood vessels problems or severe migraines. There are many benefits to long term birth control pill use, including decreased risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, benign ovarian cysts, heavy periods. Overall it is better for your health to be on birth control pills than not to be on them. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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