Ethinylestradiol/norethisterone acetate

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Ethinylestradiol/norethisterone acetate
Combination of
Norethisterone acetateProgestogen
Clinical data
Trade namesAnovlar, Blisovi, Cumorit, Estrostep, FemHRT, Fyavolv, Gildess, Junel, Larin, Leribane, Loestrin, Mibelas, Microgestin, Minastrin, Norlestrin, Primodos, Taytulla, Tri-Legest
  • US: X (Contraindicated)
Routes of
Oral (pill)
Legal status
Legal status
CAS Number
PubChem CID

Ethinylestradiol/norethisterone acetate (brand names Estrostep, Gildess, Junel, Loestrin, Microgestin, Minastrin, many others) is a combination of the estrogen ethinylestradiol and the progestin norethisterone acetate (norethindrone acetate) which is marketed under a large number of brand names throughout the world for use as a combined oral contraceptive.[1][additional citation(s) needed] In addition, the combination is marketed in the United States under the brand name FemHRT for use in hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Drugs@FDA: FDA Approved Drug Products". United States Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved 22 December 2016.