Which medications in the drug class Progestins are used in the treatment of Contraceptive Implant Placement?

Updated: Jan 29, 2018
  • Author: Megan Brady Shannon, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Progestins

Agents in this class prevent pregnancies.

Etonogestrel (Implanon, Nexplanon)

Etonogestrel is the active metabolite of desogestrel that suppresses ovulation, inhibits endometrial proliferation, and increases viscosity of cervical mucus.

 


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