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Norgestrel

Also known as Ovrette

Norgestrel is a progestin used in hormonal contraceptives. Norgestrel is a mixture of two stereoisomers, dextro-norgestrel (CAS# 797-64-8) and levo-norgestrel (CAS# 797-63-7). 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. It is used in the hormonal contraceptive Microgynon 30, among others.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed norgestrel to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

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