Dienogest

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 estradiolvalerate. 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.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


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


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


Etonogestrel,Levonorgestrel,Medroxyprogesterone Acetate,Norethindrone


References:






Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Dienogest

CAS Registry Number:

65928-58-7

Drug Class:


  • Contraceptive Agents, Female

  • Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    848


    Last Revision Date:


    Disclaimer:Information presented in this database is not meant as a substitute for professional judgment. You should consult your healthcare provider for breastfeeding advice related to your particular situation. The U.S. government does not warrant or assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information on this Site.