Levonorgestrel implant

Drug Profile

Levonorgestrel implant

Alternative Names: Jadelle; Norplant-2

Latest Information Update: 24 Sep 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Population Council (USA)
  • Developer Bayer; Pfizer; Population Council (USA)
  • Class Hormonal replacements; Norpregnanes; Oral contraceptives; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Progesterone receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Pregnancy

Most Recent Events

  • 31 Mar 2015 The product is approved for Contraception in USA, France, Iceland and Luxembourg
  • 10 Sep 2014 Biomarkers information updated
  • 16 Dec 2011 Launched for Pregnancy (Prevention) in New Zealand (Subcutaneous)
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