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6 Endocrine system
06-04-01-02 Progestogens and progesterone receptor modulators

Norethisterone
Formulary
Derivative of testosterone. May have androgenic side effects

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Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Injection Depo-Provera®
Formulary
Long acting injection. Derivative of the natural hormone progesterone.
NB: Reduction of menstrual bleeding is an unlicensed indication. Long term (>2years) use has been linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis.
Also used for contraception.

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