Which medications in the drug class Combination oral contraceptives are used in the treatment of Abnormal (Dysfunctional) Uterine Bleeding?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Millie A Behera, MD; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Combination oral contraceptives

Contraceptive pills containing estrogen and progestin have been advocated for nonsmoking patients with AUB who desire contraception. Therapy also used to treat acute hemorrhagic uterine bleeding but is not as effective as regimens previously mentioned. Apparently takes longer to induce endometrial proliferation when progestin is present. In long-term management of AUB, combination oral contraceptives are very effective.

Ethinyl estradiol and a progestin derivative (examples: Ovral, Lo-Ovral, Ortho-Novum, Ovcon, Genora, Orthocyclen, and others)

Reduces secretion of LH and FSH from pituitary by decreasing amount of GnRH.

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