Which medications in the drug class Estrogens/Progestins are used in the treatment of Pediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: J Martin Johnston, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Oral contraceptives may be used to decrease the amount of bleeding. Topical preparations can be used to help strengthen the mucosa and decrease its susceptibility to bleeding. Before use, screening tests for pulmonary AVMs should be performed because of the risk of complications involving thromboembolism.

Norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol (Aranelle, Balziva, Nortrel, Loestrin 1.5/30)

Norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol are used to decrease mucosal bleeding. The combination probably works by strengthening mucosal tissues and thereby making them more resistant to bleeding.

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