Natazia approved for the prevention of pregnancy

The FDA has approved Natazia (estradiol valerate and estradiol valerate/dienogest, from Bayer Healthcare) tablets for the prevention of pregnancy.  Natazia is the first oral contraceptive that contains an estrogen called estradiol valerate and a progestin called dienogest. Estradiol valerate is a synthetic estrogen that is converted to estradiol in a woman’s body.

Natazia is expected to be available in the summer.

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