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Desogestrel Brand names, Desogestrel Analogs

Desogestrel Brand Names Mixture

  • Marvelon 21 Tab (Desogestrel + Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Marvelon 28 Tab (Desogestrel + Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Ortho-Cept Tablets (21 Day) (Desogestrel + Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Ortho-Cept Tablets (28 Day) (Desogestrel + Ethinyl Estradiol)

Desogestrel Chemical_Formula


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Desogestrel Synthesis Reference

Hu QY, et al. J Am Chem Soc. 2004 May 19;126(19):5984-6.

Desogestrel Molecular Weight

310.473 g/mol

Desogestrel Melting Point

109.5 oC

Desogestrel H2O Solubility

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Desogestrel Indication

For the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use this product as a method of contraception.

Desogestrel Pharmacology

Desogestrel is used as a female contraceptive. Desogestrel is a progestin or a synthetic form of the naturally occurring female sex hormone, progesterone. In a woman's normal menstrual cycle, an egg matures and is released from the ovaries (ovulation). The ovary then produces progesterone, preventing the release of further eggs and priming the lining of the womb for a possible pregnancy. If pregnancy occurs, progesterone levels in the body remain high, maintaining the womb lining. If pregnancy does not occur, progesterone levels in the body fall, resulting in a menstrual period. Desogestrel tricks the body processes into thinking that ovulation has already occurred, by maintaining high levels of the synthetic progesterone. This prevents the release of eggs from the ovaries.

Desogestrel Absorption

Following oral administration, the relative bioavailability of desogestrel compared to a solution, as measured by serum levels of etonogestrel, is approximately 100%.

Desogestrel side effects and Toxicity

Symptoms of overdose include nausea and vaginal bleeding.

Desogestrel Patient Information

No information avaliable

Desogestrel Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals