from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic progestogen, C21H28O2, used in combination with estrogen as an oral contraceptive.
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- n. A progestin used in hormonal contraceptives.
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- n. synthetic progestin used in oral contraceptives
Oral contraceptives yes, the not getting pregnant ones containing norgestrel may cause hair growth as does DHEA, which can help libido, or build muscle.
First things first: Make sure you are actually taking the oral controceptive that's been recalled: Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and generic norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets.
Pfizer recall: What to do if you take birth control tablets Lo/Ovral or norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol Drug company calling back 1 million packages of oral contraceptive, but experts say don't panic Lindsay Goldwert / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Levonorgestrel is highly effective and easier to tolerate than either the combination pills or 40 pills of norgestrel.
Oral contraceptives (OCs), frequently used by women contain levonorgestrel, norethindrone, and norgestrel.