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Low-Ogestrel

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Combination oral contraceptives act by suppression of gonadotrophins. Although the primary mechanism of this action is inhibition of ovulation, other alterations include changes in the cer-vical mucus (which increase the difficulty of sperm entry into the uterus) and the endometrium (which may reduce the likelihood of implantation).

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/23/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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