Norethisterone and its acetate - what's so special about them?

@article{Huvinen2020NorethisteroneAI,
  title={Norethisterone and its acetate - what's so special about them?},
  author={E. Huvinen and Elina Holopainen and O. Heikinheimo},
  journal={BMJ sexual & reproductive health},
  year={2020}
}
  • E. Huvinen, Elina Holopainen, O. Heikinheimo
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine
  • BMJ sexual & reproductive health
  • INTRODUCTION Progestogens (progestins) are widely used for contraception, in postmenopausal hormone therapy, and in treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding and endometriosis. Norethisterone (NET) and its acetate (NETA) differ from other progestogens by their partial conversion to ethinylestradiol (EE). We review their special characteristics and focus on the clinically relevant risk factors associated with estrogen action, such as migraine with aura and risk of thrombosis. METHODS Narrative… CONTINUE READING

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