Ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel monophasic - Bayer Schering Pharma

Drug Profile

Ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel monophasic - Bayer Schering Pharma

Alternative Names: Levlite; Levonorgestrel/ethinylestradiol - Berlex; Microgynon 20; Microgynon 30; Microgynon Suave; Microlevlen ED; Microlite; Miranova

Latest Information Update: 11 Feb 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Bayer Schering Pharma
  • Class Alkylated estrogenic steroids; Contraceptives; Hormonal replacements; Norpregnanes; Norpregnatrienes; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Estrogen receptor agonists; 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

  • 11 Feb 2015 Launched for Contraception/Pregnancy (Prevention) in United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Finland, Czech Republic, Russia, Spain, Norway, Thailand, Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, Malaysia and Hong Kong (PO) prior to February 2015
  • 04 Apr 2007 Berlex Inc has been acquired by Bayer HealthCare (MR 9074204)
  • 29 Dec 2006 Schering AG is now called Bayer Schering Pharma AG
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