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Dienogest

Last Revision: December 3, 2018.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 65928-58-7

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

Dienogest is only available in the United States in a combination oral contraceptive product that also contains estradiol valerate. Based on the available evidence, expert opinion holds that nonhormonal methods are preferred during breastfeeding and progestin-only contraceptives are preferred over combined oral contraceptives in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum. For further information, consult the record entitled, "Contraceptives, Oral, Combined."

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Dienogest

CAS Registry Number

65928-58-7

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Contraceptive Agents, Female
  • Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic

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