European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

SHB 331, (17α)-13-Ethyl-17-hydroxy-18,19-Dinorpregna-4,15-dien-20-yn-3-one, WL 70, Gestinol
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This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the Issuing Pharmacopoeia. For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

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Gestodene is a synthetic progestin used as a contraceptive. Gestodene displays a high binding affinity to the progesterone receptor, and also binds strongly to adrogen and glucocorticoid receptors.


Unit quantity: 130 mg. Subject to change. The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference subtance catalogue.


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Hormone-based contraceptive therapy and risk of venous thromboembolism in young women.
Helen Roberts
Clinical advances in hematology & oncology : H&O, 8(5), 307-309 (2010-06-17)
Ladakan Jaithitivit et al.
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet, 95(5), 630-635 (2012-09-22)
To determine cycle control, safety, and acceptability of a 24-day oral contraceptive regimen containing 15 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and 60 micrograms of gestodene. This was an open-label, non-comparative study. Healthy women 18 to 35 years old who attended the Family...
Sopon Cheewadhanaraks et al.
Gynecologic and obstetric investigation, 74(2), 151-156 (2012-06-23)
To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of postoperative depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) versus postoperative continuous oral contraceptive (OC) pills in the treatment of endometriosis-associated pain. After a conservative surgery, 84 patients with symptomatic endometriosis were randomized to receive either intramuscular...
Romana Dmitrovic et al.
Obstetrics and gynecology, 119(6), 1143-1150 (2012-05-24)
To estimate whether continuous oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) will result in more pain relief in primary dysmenorrhea patients than cyclic OCPs, which induce withdrawal bleeding with associated pain and symptoms. We conducted a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial comparing continuous to...
Øjvind Lidegaard et al.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 343, d6423-d6423 (2011-10-27)
To assess the risk of venous thromboembolism from use of combined oral contraceptives according to progestogen type and oestrogen dose. National historical registry based cohort study. Four registries in Denmark. Non-pregnant Danish women aged 15-49 with no history of thrombotic...

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