Norgestrel in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Risk Factor: XM
Class: Hormones / Progestogens

Contents of this page:
Fetal Risk Summary
Breast Feeding Summary
Questions and Answers

Fetal Risk Summary

Norgestrel is commonly used as an oral contraceptive either alone or in combination with estrogens (see Oral Contraceptives).

Breast Feeding Summary

No data are available (see Oral Contraceptives).

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Questions and Answers

considering birth control: are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?, i'm comparing active ingredients. can levonorgestrel and norgestrel mg for mg be compared? like.... 0.3mg levonorgestrel theraputically equivalent to 0.3mg norgestrel? thanks

No, actually, they can't. Just as there are many different antibiotics, but all work against bacterial infections, different progestins (synthetic progesterones) also work differently, and so you have to compare their androgenic and progesterone activity, which involves mathematics that I admit, I don't understand in order to calculate how they actually function on various systems.

If only it were so easy. :P

I like the charts at the website WDX Cyber, which lists a variety of pills and what their progestins are, and what their activity is, and what pills might be best to mitigate what side effects.

Good luck finding a pill that works for you.

i have polycystic ovary syndrome/I'm starting tomorrow my treatment(metformin+norgestrel).Any suggestion?,

This is the best therapy regimen for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, begin...Do not worry!!!.

Can birth control pills cause flatulence?, yea so im taking Lo-Femenal (norgestrel 0.30 mg plus ethinyl estradiol 0.030 mg) ...and like lately i burp alot and u know flatulence is it the pill or could i be pregnant?

lol i dont know but bring that up at a bar when you are pickin up fellaz