What is Logynon?

Norgestrel is an old progestin that has been used in hormonal contraceptives. Norgestrel is a mixture of two stereoisomers, dextro-norgestrel (CAS# ) and levo-norgestrel (CAS# ). Only levonorgestrel is biologically active. Therefore, while some medications may contain dextronorgestrel, they are often labeled in terms of their levonorgestrel content only, ignoring the inert isomer.

Norgestrel has also been used as an emergency contraceptive in the Yuzpe regimen.

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I have recently started back on the contraceptive pill - Logynon over the past month and have been having problems with it. I gave birth to my...

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Irregularities with bleeding will be noticed during the first few weeks to months on starting contraceptive pills. It will eventually...

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