PROGESTIN PREPARATIONS FOR HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY


  1. Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Provera, Cycrin) 2.5-10mg QD or (5mg/d x 14d/mo)-cheaper; weaker androgens than (B)
  1. Micronized progesterone (Prometrium) 100mg/d x 12d/mo or 100mg QD
  1. 19-nortestosterone derivatives
  1. Norethindrone (Micronor) 0.35mg QD or (0.7mg/d x 14d/mo), n.b. doses differ for norethindrone acetate; norgestrel-have some androgenic activity
  2. Newer ones-desogestrel, norgestimate, gestodene (see under "Hormonal Contraception")-less androgenic activity; may start being used soon
  1. IUD (Progestasert)