levonorgestrel love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The levorotatory form of norgestrel, used in oral contraceptives and in contraceptives implanted subdermally. In implant form it can prevent pregnancy for up to five years.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A synthetic progestogen used as an active ingredient in some hormonal contraceptives.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • However, the FDA said two recently published studies reported a greater risk of blood clots for women taking birth-control pills containing drospirenone, compared to birth-control pills containing another progestin known as levonorgestrel.

    Birth-Control Pills Face Safety Review

  • The studies - both published Thursday in the online edition of the British Medical Journal - show that pills containing a new type of progestogen hormone called drospirenone carry up to triple the risk of serious blood clots known as venous thromboembolisms over an older generation of pills containing a hormone called levonorgestrel.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The most widely used emergency contraceptive drug is levonorgestrel, which is approved for use within 72 hours of sexual intercourse and is thought to work by interfering with ovulation, the release of eggs from the ovaries.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Women taking pills containing a progestogen called levonorgestrel (for example, Microgynon) had the lowest risk of thrombosis at four times that of women not on the pill.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Some of the studies have reported that the risk of blood clots for women who use birth-control pills containing drospirenone is higher than that for women who use birth-control pills containing levonorgestrel, while other studies haven't found such a risk.

    FDA Flags Concern on Birth-Control Pill

  • In May, the European Medicines Agency said the risk of developing blood clots for oral contraceptives containing drospirenone was higher than that of pills containing levonorgestrel but said the risk for any type of birth-control pill was small.

    FDA Flags Concern on Birth-Control Pill

  • Last week, the European Medicines Agency said the risk of developing blood clots for oral contraceptives containing drospirenone was higher than that of pills containing levonorgestrel but said the risk for any type of birth-control pill was small.

    Birth-Control Pills Face Safety Review

  • They compared women taking birth-control pills containing drospirenone with women taking birth-control pills containing levonorgestrel and found the risk of blood clots to be 2 to 3 times greater among women taking drospirenone products.

    Birth-Control Pills Face Safety Review

  • The FDA said some previous studies have reported that the risk of blood clots for women who use birth-control pills containing drospirenone is higher than that for women who use birth-control pills containing levonorgestrel, while other studies haven't found such a risk.

    Birth-Control Pills Face Safety Review

  • Plan B uses levonorgestrel, a progestin component of hormonal contraceptives for many years, long ago shown to be safe if pregnancy occurs despite its use.

    Emergency Contraception Use Does Not Adversely Affect Pregnancy Outcome

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.