Progestins are used for birth control and emergency contraception. They are also used to treat irregular menstruation, breast cancer, uterine cancer, endometriosis, and for weight gain. Progestin is a synthetic hormone similar to progesterone, which can help prevent the growth of the uterine lining.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Progestins

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Provera
(medroxyprogesterone)
53
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MEDROXYPROGESTERONE is a hormone in a class called progestins. It is commonly used to prevent the uterine lining from overgrowth in women taking an estrogen after menopause. It is also used to treat irregular menstrual bleeding or a lack of menstrual bleeding in women.
Depo-Provera
(medroxyprogesterone)
53
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MEDROXYPROGESTERONE contraceptive injections prevent pregnancy. They provide effective birth control for 3 months. Depo-subQ Provera 104 is also used for treating pain related to endometriosis.
Nor-Qd
(deblitane, heather, camila, norethindrone, nora-be)
22
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NORETHINDRONE is an oral contraceptive. The product contains a female hormone known as a progestin. It is used to prevent pregnancy.
Micronor
(lyza, sharobel, norethindrone, errin, jolivette, jencycla)
14
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NORETHINDRONE is an oral contraceptive. The product contains a female hormone known as a progestin. It is used to prevent pregnancy.
Aygestin
(norethindrone acetate)
53
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NORETHINDRONE ACETATE is a female hormone. This medicine is used to treat endometriosis, uterine bleeding caused by abnormal hormone levels, and secondary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea is when a woman stops getting menstrual periods due to low levels of certain female hormones.
Megace ES
(megestrol)
17
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MEGESTROL suspension improves appetite and helps cause weight gain. It is used in conditions that cause significant loss of appetite and weight, such as AIDS.
Megace
(megestrol)
17
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MEGESTROL belongs to a class of drugs known as progestins. Megestrol tablets are used to treat advanced breast or endometrial cancer.
Plan B One-Step
(take action, next choice one dose, athentia next, fallback solo, econtra ez, afterpill, opcicon, react levonorgestrel)
32
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LEVONORGESTREL is an emergency contraceptive (birth control pill). It prevents pregnancy if taken within the 72 hours after unprotected sex. This medicine will not work if you are already pregnant.
my way emergency contraceptive
N/A N/A See Prices
LEVONORGESTREL is an emergency contraceptive (birth control pill). It prevents pregnancy if taken within the 72 hours after unprotected sex. This medicine will not work if you are already pregnant.
Makena
3,136
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HYDROXYPROGESTERONE is a female hormone. This medicine is used in women who are pregnant and who have delivered a baby too early (preterm) in the past. It helps lower the risk of having a preterm baby again.
Depo-Subq Provera
186
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MEDROXYPROGESTERONE contraceptive injections prevent pregnancy. They provide effective birth control for 3 months. Depo-subQ Provera 104 is also used for treating pain related to endometriosis.
Skyla
724
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LEVONORGESTREL IUD is a contraceptive (birth control) device. The device is placed inside the uterus by a healthcare professional. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This device can also be used to treat heavy bleeding that occurs during your period.
Mirena
928
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LEVONORGESTREL IUD is a contraceptive (birth control) device. The device is placed inside the uterus by a healthcare professional. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This device can also be used to treat heavy bleeding that occurs during your period.
Nexplanon
844
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ETONOGESTREL is a contraceptive (birth control) device. It is used to prevent pregnancy. It can be used for up to 3 years.
levonorgestrel
27
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LEVONORGESTREL is an emergency contraceptive (birth control pill). It prevents pregnancy if taken within the 72 hours after unprotected sex. This medicine will not work if you are already pregnant.
Kyleena
N/A N/A See Prices
LEVONORGESTREL IUD is a contraceptive (birth control) device. The device is placed inside the uterus by a healthcare professional. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This device can also be used to treat heavy bleeding that occurs during your period.
incassia
N/A N/A See Prices
Implanon
844
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ETONOGESTREL is a contraceptive (birth control) device. It is used to prevent pregnancy. It can be used for up to 3 years.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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