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Femodene     (8R,9S,10R,13S,14R,17S)-13- ethyl-17...

Synonyms: Harmonet, Melodene, Femovan, Meliane, Minulet, ...
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Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Minulet

  • These minimal effects on metabolism, combined with its high efficacy and acceptability shown in clinical trials, makes Femodene an ideal alternative to currently used oral contraceptives [2].
  • The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of Minulet, a new low-dose oral contraceptive on mood in two groups and to compare the effect with a control group of women not taking oral contraceptives (OC) [3].


  1. A double-blind comparison of the efficacy and acceptability of Femodene and Microgynon-30. Loudon, N.B., Kirkman, R.J., Dewsbury, J.A. Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. (1990) [Pubmed]
  2. Metabolic investigations with Femodene--an oral contraceptive containing gestodene and ethinyloestradiol. Fotherby, K., Trayner, I., Longthorne, P.N., Lee, B., Watson, H.R. Contraception. (1987) [Pubmed]
  3. Use of a monophasic, low-dose oral contraceptive in relation to mental functioning. Deijen, J.B., Duyn, K.J., Jansen, W.A., Klitsie, J.W. Contraception. (1992) [Pubmed]
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