Estradiol undecylate/norethisterone enanthate

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Estradiol undecylate /
norethisterone enanthate
Estradiol undecylate.svg
Norethindrone enanthate.svg
Combination of
Estradiol undecylateEstrogen
Norethisterone enanthateProgestogen
Clinical data
Other namesEU/NETE
Routes of
Intramuscular injection

Estradiol undecylate/norethisterone enanthate (EU/NETE) is a combination medication of estradiol undecylate (EU), an estrogen, and norethisterone enanthate (NETE), a progestin, which was developed by Schering for potential use as a combined injectable contraceptive in women but was ultimately never marketed.[1][2][3][4][5][6] It contained 5 to 10 mg EU and 50 to 70 mg NETE in oil solution and was intended for use by intramuscular injection at regular intervals.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Although never commercialized, EU/NETE was found to be effective and well tolerated.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

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