Ethinylestradiol/desogestrel

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Ethinylestradiol/desogestrel
Ethinylestradiol.svg
Ethinylestradiol
Desogestrel.svg
Desogestrel
Combination of
EthinylestradiolEstrogen
DesogestrelProgestogen; Progestin
Names
Trade namesGracial, Marvelon, Mercilon, Novynette, Regulon, others
Other namesEE/DSG
Clinical data
Drug classEstrogen; Progestin; Progestogen
Routes of
use
By mouth
External links
US NLMEthinylestradiol/desogestrel
Legal
Legal status
Identifiers
CAS Number
  • 71138-35-7
ATC code

Ethinylestradiol/desogestrel (EE/DSG), sold under the brand name Marvelon among others, is a combination of ethinylestradiol (EE), an estrogen, and desogestrel (DSG), a progestin, which is used as a birth control pill to prevent pregnancy in women.[1][2] It is taken by mouth and contains 30 μg EE and 0.15 mg DSG per tablet (brand names Marvelon, others) or 20 μg EE and 0.15 mg DSG per tablet (brand names Mercilon, others).[1][2] EE/DSG is marketed widely throughout the world.[3]

In 2017, it was the 164th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than three million prescriptions.[4][5]

Society and culture

Cost

The cost for this medication in the U.S. is $126 (USD) for 84 tablets[6]In 2017, it was the 164th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than three million prescriptions.[4][5]


See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pundir J, Coomarasamy A (21 April 2016). Gynaecology: Evidence-Based Algorithms. Cambridge University Press. pp. 260–. ISBN 978-1-316-30110-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans; World Health Organization; International Agency for Research on Cancer (2007). Combined Estrogen-progestogen Contraceptives and Combined Estrogen-progestogen Menopausal Therapy. World Health Organization. pp. 435, 436, 455, 459. ISBN 978-92-832-1291-1.
  3. "Desogestrel".
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The Top 300 of 2020". ClinCalc. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol - Drug Usage Statistics". ClinCalc. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  6. "Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol Prices, Coupons & Patient Assistance Programs". Drugs.com. Retrieved 27 March 2021.